Democratic Senators Call for Franken’s Resignation! A growing number of Democratic Senators are calling for one of their own to step down. In recent weeks, a number of women have come forward alleging that Senator Al Franken groped or harassed them. Both Massachusetts Senators Warren and Markey have joined the chorus calling for Franken to step down, and the political pressure is building. Do you think Franken should resign? What would his resignation mean for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore? Have we truly turned a corner in how we handle these types of accusations against powerful men? Call in and be a part of the show!
The Future of Work! The rise of populism on both the left and the right shows that there is clearly a growing frustration within the working class. Over the last few decades, companies have focused more on short-term profits than the long-term production you can achieve with a happy, healthy workforce. MIT Business Professor Tom Kochan’s new book, “Shaping the Future of Work: What Future Worker, Business, Government, and Education Leaders Need to Do for All to Prosper” examines how companies can actually take the “high road” and still remain profitable. Do you think companies in the U.S. should treat their employees better? Are there smart policies that can help the working class prosper without cutting into the shareholders’ bottom line? Call in and add your voice to the mix!
Religious Freedom, Artistic Expression, or Illegal Discrimination? The Supreme Court is considering a case that pits religious liberty against anti-discrimination laws. A Colorado baker that refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is arguing that he should not be forced to do something that goes against his religious beliefs. The case could have huge implications moving forward, however the Supreme Court ends up ruling. Attorney and First Amendment expert Harvey Silverglate checks in with Dan and the rest of NightSide Nation to analyze the questions asked by the justices so far and what is at stake in the case. Call in and join the conversation!