December 6, 2014

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, 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

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

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

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.
November 2, 2014

The Commons, Apple, Airbags, Beavers

Ralph interviews author and activist, David Bollier who tells us how we need to save our greatest source of wealth. Ralph writes a letter to the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook. We also discuss dangerous airbags, productive beavers and answer more listener questions.
October 25, 2014

Falling Down, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Ebola Redux, Ben Bradlee

Ralph interviews slip and fall expert, Russell Kendzior; we discuss more abuses of the First Amendment; we talk about the pharmaceutical industry’s responsibility in the Ebola outbreak; Ralph pays tribute to former Washington Post executive editor, the late Ben Bradlee; and more listener questions.
October 20, 2014

Ebola, Civic Heroes, Basic Income

This week we talk about the real reasons behind the ebola outbreak, we celebrate civic heroes, and Ralph answers a listener question about the idea of a “basic income.”