August 19, 2017

Hands Off Our National Parks!/Trump Connections to ISIS?

Ralph talks to author and conservationist, Terry Tempest Williams about her lyrical paean to our national parks, The Hour of Land.  And intrepid investigative journalist, Allan Nairn, tells us about Donald Trump’s connections to ISIS in Indonesia.
August 12, 2017

Congressman Jamie Raskin/Teamsters Battle XPO

Ralph talks to Democratic Congressman and constitutional law scholar Jamie Raskin about how progressives can break the Republican stranglehold on the federal government. And union organizer Jeffrey Farmer describes the pitched battle between the Teamsters and XPO Logistics, one of the largest transportation companies in the world.
August 5, 2017

Inside Philanthropy

Ralph has a fascinating conversation about the billions of dollars spent on political philanthropy and what all that money is working for with David Callahan, author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age. Also, Ralph answers more listener questions!
July 29, 2017

Fighting Student Loan Debt/A Better Deal?

Ralph talks to insurance expert Robert Hunter about another way toward a single-payer healthcare system: buy out the insurance industry. Attorney, Joanna Darcus, tells you how to fight for your rights against predatory student loan debt collectors. And we get Ralph’s take on the Democratic Party’s “Better Deal.”
July 22, 2017

A More Progressive Economic Agenda

Distinguished economist, Robert Pollin, joins us to share his ideas on a progressive more egalitarian economic agenda. And Dr. Steffie Woolhandler tells us why doctors and other health professionals want a single-payer, Medicare for All healthcare system.
July 15, 2017

Draft Bernie?/Raising Minimum Wage

Nick Brana joins us to discuss his efforts to “Draft Bernie for a People’s Party;” and economist Ben Zipperer explains how, contrary to conventional wisdom, raising the minimum wage will not result in significant job loss.
July 8, 2017

Fighting For Justice/Protecting Endangered Species

Ralph talks to Edgar Cahn about the Legal Services Corporation, which makes thousands of lawyers available to low income Americans; and Leda Huta executive director of the Endangered Species Coalition joins us to tell us why we should care about endangered species. Plus, Ralph answers your questions!
July 1, 2017

Dean Baker/Standing Up For Children

 Ralph talks to renowned economist, Dean Baker, about the state of “free trade” in the era of Trump; and original Nader’s Raider, Robert Fellmeth, joins us to advocate for a group of people who have virtually no say in the political process, children.