Ralph talks to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Patrick J. Sloyan about what really happened behind the scenes in the administration of John F. Kennedy detailed in his book The Politics of Deception: JFK’s Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights, and Cuba. And if you have a hernia, boy do we have the place for you. Top surgeon, Dr. Michael Alexander, calls in to tell us about his work at the world famous and innovative Shouldice Hospital in Toronto.
Ralph talks to farm activist, Fred Stokes, about how corporate factory farms are abusing family farmers and damaging the quality of our food system; and long time colleague of Ralph’s, Joan Claybrook, calls in to give us the latest on the fight to prevent enormous dangerous trucks from plowing down our highways. Plus, Ralph answers more of your Facebook questions.
Stephen M. Silberstein of National Popular Vote tells us how we can change the Electoral College to ensure that the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote actually wins the election. Then Ralph, David and Steve talk about Uber, for-profit hospitals gouging patients and women and war. Plus more of your Facebook questions.
Ralph talks about the human and financial costs of war to Barry Ladendorf, the President of Veterans for Peace. And journalist, John R. MacArthur, tells us why President Obama would push for a bad “free trade” deal like the Trans Pacific Partnership. Plus Ralph answers more of your Facebook questions.
Ralph critiques the corporate media and talks media reform with the director of Project Censored, Mickey Huff and Professor Victor Pickard, author of America’s Battle for Media Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform.
Professor Wadie E.Said talks to Ralph about what it is like to defend terrorist suspects in court, and Dr. Johanna Fernandez of The Campaign to Bring Mumia Home updates us on the health of political activist, radio commentator and former death row inmate Mumia Abu Jamal.
Ralph talks to the executive director of Open Debates, George Farah, who takes us behind the curtain to reveal how our presidential debates have been co-opted by the two major parties. And foreign policy critic, William Blum, talks about the long list of countries the CIA has overthrown in the past sixty years. Plus more of your Facebook questions.