Ralph promotes a conference he is organizing called “Breaking Through Power” at Constitution Hall in Washington DC where leading experts in the public interest field will be talking about how to renew the spirit of civic action that came on the heels of Ralph's seminal work Unsafe At Any Speed. Guests today include America’s #1 populist, Jim Hightower, founder of Consumer Watchdog, Harvey Rosenfield, and executive director of Veterans For Peace, Michael McPhearson.
In two very high energy and passionate interviews, Ralph talks to former Green Party running mate, Winona LaDuke, about her fight to stop a tar sands pipeline from running through tribal lands in Minnesota and Kai Newkirk, one of the organizers of Democracy Spring, a protest to highlight the corruption of money in politics.
Ralph talks to conservative ally Ron Unz about their plan to run for the Harvard Board of Overseers to convince the school to completely eliminate tuition. And UMass graduate student, Hannah Archambault, joins us to talk about “needs, wants and whims.”
Ralph talks to professor Jonathan Martin about the role of third parties in America and how they can be empowered. Then Pulitzer Prize winner, David Cay Johnston, tells us what we are likely to see in Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Former CIA intelligence analyst and terrorism expert, Paul Pillar, tells us about how in his experience at the CIA during the lead up to the Iraq War, the intelligence community was completely ignored.
Professor Robert Ashford explains how turning labor into capital can benefit everyone. And Greenpeace’s Rick Hind let’s us know if how to find out if you are living near a toxic chemical plant. Plus, Ralph answers more listener questions.
Political columnist, Bill Curry, returns to give us his analysis of the 2016 presidential election. And the great progressive radio/podcast host, Laura Flanders, stops in to tell us how she tried to register her company in the Grand Cayman Islands to avoid domestic taxes. Also, Ralph grills David about poetry and answers more listener questions.