Steve Shafarman, Basic Income, GM

Steven Shafarman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph interviews Steven Shafarman, program director of an organization called Basic Income Action, who explains how we can solve a lot of our nation’s problems by guaranteeing about $1,000 a month to every citizen for food and shelter. Ralph also critiques the recent bankruptcy decision that shields General Motors from lawsuits stemming from deaths due to faulty ignition switches. Plus more of your Facebook questions. 

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Bill Curry, Helene Z. Hill

BILL CURRY

Salon political columnist Bill Curry joins us again to analyze Hillary Clinton’s announcement for President and Dr. Helene Z. Hill tells us about her fourteen year odyssey to reform the system for blowing the whistle on medical research fraud. Plus, Ralph answers more of your FaceBook questions.

 

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Return To Sender

We talk to Ralph about his new book, Return To Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President 2001-2015, a compilation of letters he sent to both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.  The Nation magazine called Return To Sender ” a twofer:  a spiritual exercise in citizen participation and a counterfactual history lesson in what might have been if only our government had hewn to democratic first principles and priorities over the last fifteen years. And, as always, more listener questions.”

 

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