April 22, 2017

Sports/Democrats/Public Banking

Ralph talks to Ken Reed, policy director for League of Fans about his book Ego Vs. Soul in Sports and also answers your questions on the state of the Democratic Party and public banking.
April 15, 2017

What’s Wrong With The Democratic Party

In a lively roundtable discussion Ralph talks to top political analysts Thomas Frank and Bill Curry about why, despite the obvious cold-hearted cruelty of the Republican agenda, the Democrats continue to lose.
April 8, 2017

Fighting World Hunger/Superbugs

Ralph talks to Oxfam's, Scott Paul, about effective strategies for overcoming world hunger and Emily L. Heil of the University of Maryland Medical Center outlines the risks to humans of giving antibiotics to farm animals.
April 1, 2017

Don’t Think of An Elephant!

Ralph questions noted linguist, George Lakoff, about the language progressives need to use to get their message across. And Washington Post columnist, Christine Emba, tells us about how “Smartphones Changed Our Lives. Let’s Think Before We Let Robots In.”
March 25, 2017

Is Trump Mussolini?

Yale history professor Timothy Snyder tells us what lessons can be learned from 20th Century European history in order for America to avoid fascist authoritarianism.  And Deborah Weinstein of the Coalition for Human Needs breaks down Trump’s cruel budget plan.
March 18, 2017

What’s So Funny About Palestine?

Ralph welcomes Palestinian/American comedian Amer Zahr to talk about finding humor in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. And author, Steve Early, tells us how the town of Richmond, California became one of the most progressive communities in the country.
March 11, 2017

Attacks On Legal System/Surveillance State

Ralph welcomes civil justice advocate, Joanne Doroshow, to unpack the latest corporate efforts to deny you your day in court; and Dr. Richard Stallman joins us to discuss his views on digital surveillance, privacy and the free software movement.
March 4, 2017

History of Fraud/Trump Promises

Ralph talks to professor Edward Balleisen about his book Fraud: An American History From Barnum to Madoff and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Hedrick Smith, rejoins us to critique Trump’s promises and tell us how we can “Reclaim the American Dream.”
February 25, 2017

Capitalism, Federal Reserve, 9/11

Ralph answers your Facebook questions about the Federal Reserve, the state of capitalism, job opportunities in grassroots activism, the two-party system, unanswered questions about the 9/11 attacks and much more!
February 18, 2017

Reading and Suing

Ralph talks to literacy expert, Nancy Newman about how to raise passionate readers; and law professor, Alexandra Lahav tells us how a "litigious society" is actually vital to a functioning democracy.
February 11, 2017

Vertical Farming/Hemp Farming

Ralph talks to Dickson Despommier about “vertical farming,” how to raise farm crops in tall inner-city buildings. And hemp lobbyist, Eric Steenstra, tells us about his ongoing efforts to convince Congress to make hemp farming legal.
February 4, 2017

What Do We Do Now? w. Robert Reich

Ralph welcomes former Labor Secretary and Chairman of Common Cause, Robert Reich, to talk about how to fight back in Donald Trump's America. And children’s studies scholar, Heidi Tilney Kramer, talks about her book Media Monsters: Militarism, Violence, and Cruelty in Children's Culture.