Allison Stanger, J. Robert Hunter, Getting Steamed

Ralph talks to Professor Allison Stanger about her book One Nation Under Contract and how private contractors have become an integral part of our foreign policy.  We also talk to Bob Hunter, insurance director of the Consumer Federation of America, who warns us about the latest scam that may be affecting your auto insurance rates.  Plus, Ralph tells us how you should be “getting steamed.” 

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Bill Fletcher Jr., Phil Mattera

Ralph talks to labor activist and author Bill Fletcher Jr. about the state of labor and the overall performance of the Congressional Black Caucus.  And Good Jobs First research director Phil Mattera stops by to unveil a new web-tool (subsidy tracker) they have developed that identifies which prominent corporations are living off the government teat.  Plus, more listener questions.

 

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Mark Green, Netanyahu, Hunger in Ohio

Former NYC Public Advocate and Nader’s Raider Mark Green engages Ralph in a lively debate over Hillary Clinton and the difference between a politician versus an advocate.  We also delve into Israeli Prime Minister’s address to Congress and the letter to Iran signed by forty-seven Republicans.  We also discuss those that the economic upturn have left behind in Ohio.

 

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