AUDIO: Paddy was my Lou Grant, income inequality was her *Newman


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I don't know what I'd do without Nicole Sandler, my dear friend as well as my radio host. I am on with her every Tuesday, and today she allowed Cliff Schecter and me to tell the world about our Paddy, and to bring a new awareness of the miserable conditions in which she lived.

Her death might have been prevented, and it's important to emphasize that income inequality aided and abetted in her untimely death. In case you missed it, the world's 85 richest have same wealth as 3.5 billion poorest.

Here is video of today's show in which we went into that in greater detail, along with a loving tribute to the best partner and friend a girl could have:

Below is audio of Paddy's July 2013 appearance on Nicole's show. Please remember Paddy always, and if you can, please click here to help her family with funeral arrangements:


"I am the Lou Grant to Laffy's Mary Tyler Moore."

To quote Mary, "Ohhhhhh, Paddy."



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  • Exactly right. Thank you for keeping this story alive, and for keeping Paddy alive in our hearts.

  • gwendolynhbarry

    I'll be telling Paddy's story on our radio show tomorrow... getting the word out there. This is more than a shame... health care / heat / decent housing all need to become a human right.

  • That's how I felt when Nicole played a segment while I was on with her. I started shaking, and I thought I'd have to excuse myself from the rest of the show.

  • I cried when listening, I hadn't heard her voice in so long.

  • Memo, Threemo, those are understatements. I'm at a loss for words. This sucks on so many levels.

  • Frances R

    What a damned shame.

  • So very sad.