May 19, 2018

Is The U.S. Turning Into Russia?/DC Statehood?

Ralph welcomes back Yale historian Timothy Snyder, author of “On Tyranny,” to talk about his new book “The Road To Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.” Then journalist Mark Plotkin tells us the status of DC statehood. Plus, Ralph weighs in on Gaza.
May 12, 2018

Nuking the Iran Nuke Deal

Ralph talks to Colonel (ret) and West Point military strategist, Isaiah Wilson, about the consequences of the United States pulling out of the Iranian nuclear deal and the dark side of American exceptionalism. Plus, Ralph answers more of your questions!
May 5, 2018

The Myth of the Litigious Society

The Radio Hour celebrates that bedrock Constitutional principle of an ordinary citizen’s right to have their day in court, when Ralph talks to legendary trial lawyers, Stephen Susman, Shanin Specter and Executive Director of the American Museum of Tort Law, Richard Newman. Plus more listener questions!
April 28, 2018

Trump’s Corporate Presidency/The Truth About Airlines

Ralph welcomes back president of Public Citizen, Robert Weissman, for an update on the Trump agenda and what they are doing to fight it. Also, aviation expert William McGee tells us what’s really going on in the airplanes you fly with his book, “Attention All Passengers: The Airlines Dangerous Descent and What You Can Do To Reclaim Our Skies.”
April 21, 2018

Beating City Hall/What’s Really Going On in Syria

Ralph welcomes independent candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, Gayle McLaughlin, who talks about how she and small group of progressive reformers turned around the city of Richmond, California. And one of the foremost experts on the Middle East, Professor Joshua Landis, clues us in to what exactly is going on in Syria, and what we should do about it.
April 14, 2018

Happy Tax Day!?

Former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner, John Koskinen, joins Ralph to discuss the bad rap the IRS gets and the consequences of Congress cutting its budget. Plus, listener questions.
April 7, 2018

John Bolton Must Be Stopped/How To Buy a Car

Ralph welcomes conservative Constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, who argues against the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor and why that should be a position confirmed by the Senate. Plus, Jack Gillis, co-author of “The Car Book,” gives us tips on how to buy the safest, most reliable car. And, a listener asks, “Did Ralph pave the way for Citizens United?”
March 31, 2018

John Bolton: The New Dr. Strangelove

Ralph talks to journalist Gareth Porter about why both liberals and conservatives should be afraid - be very afraid - of warhawk John Bolton’s appointment as Trump’s National Security Advisor.  And author/activist Julie Wark joins us to talk about why she is “Against Charity.”