December 28, 2014
facebook q and a

Listener Questions, What Ralph’s Reading

In this special holiday edition, we devote the episode to your Facebook questions.  Plus Ralph recommends some books and David makes an embarrassing joke.
December 22, 2014
Rena Steinzor

Rena Steinzor, Cuba

Law Professor Rena Steinzor talks to Ralph about her new book, Why Not Jail? which makes the case for treating corporate criminal like we treat street criminals.  We discuss the new opening up to Cuba and Ralph tells us about some of his personal encounters with Fidel Castro.
December 13, 2014
David Halperin

David Halperin, Torture Report, Police Brutality Demonstrations

Ralph talks to advocate and writer, David Halperin, about how for profit colleges are ripping you off.  We also discuss the Senate report on torture, the demonstrations on police brutality, and the congressional omnibus spending bill that is loaded with a lot of corporate goodies.
December 6, 2014
Mark Dimondstein

Mark Dimondstein, Drones, Credit Cards

Our guest, Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers’ Union, tells us how the forces of privatization are trying to cripple the Post Office, and what we can do about it.  We discuss the latest report on how drone attacks are actually losing us the “war on terror.”  And Ralph explains why he has never owned a credit card.
November 28, 2014
Lori Wallach

Lori Wallach, Solar Power, War Talk

Public Citizen’s Lori Wallach explains in clear and engaging detail why so-called “Free Trade” is really an international corporate coup.  In addition, Ralph talks about the lack of anti-war voices on major media, and the good news about solar power.
November 23, 2014
RoseAnn DeMoro

Fighting Nurses, Killer Painkillers, Tanaka Update

This week, we talk with the feisty and effective executive director of the California Nurses Association and Nurses United, RoseAnn DeMoro, about ebola, Robin Hood taxes and the problem with doctors.  Plus, Tanaka airbag update and listener questions.
November 15, 2014
Stephen  Goldstein

American Political Bullshit, Medicaid Fraud Follow Up, Tomas Young

Ralph interviews Stephen L. Goldstein, author of The Dictionary of American Political Bullshit; we report on developments in our Medicaid fraud story in Minnesota, and pay tribute to late Iraq War veteran, the articulate and courageous Tomas Young.
November 9, 2014
MIDTERM ELECTIONS 2014

Midterm Elections 2014

This week, Ralph, David and Steve talk to former Clinton adviser, Bill Curry, about why the Democrats got drubbed in the midterm elections, and what progressives need to do to challenge not only regressive Republicans but the Democratic Party establishment.