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.”
October 11, 2014

The Fed, Lakoff, Incarcerated Consumers

In a wide ranging discussion, we feel sorry for former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, who apparently can’t refinance his house.  We also wonder why progressives are so bad at messaging.  And Ralph tells consumers how they can free themselves from their shackles.  Plus, your Facebook questions.
October 4, 2014

Dave Freeman, Eric Holder, Ashraf Ghani

This week, Ralph talks to old friend and climate crusader, S. David Freeman, about how we can get off of fossil fuels and make all of our power renewable.  We ask Ralph to score Eric Holder’s tenure as attorney general. And Ralph sees new hope for Afghanistan because a genuine progressive has just been elected president.
September 29, 2014

Smart Meters, Shaming Boehner, Censored Stories

Are smart meters installed by utility companies an invasion of privacy?  Does John Boehner make too much and work too little?  Where can you find important stories seldom picked up by the mainstream media?  This and more on this week’s Ralph Nader Radio Hour.
September 20, 2014

Offensive NFL, Defensive Dems, Driverless Cars

This week, we discuss whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is really worth 44 million a year, how political consultants are ruining the Democratic Party, whether driver-less cars are a good thing, and how our quest for empire is compromising the homeland.
September 13, 2014

Citizen Action in MN, New Technology, Elizabeth Warren

This week we talk to a citizen activist from Minnesota about Medicaid fraud and Ralph gets on the case.  We also discuss what new technology is doing to our children, the warning Larry Summers gave Elizabeth Warren, and why runway models don’t smile.
September 6, 2014

A Corporate State, A Brazilian, A Corvair

We discuss what came first, the corporation or the state; what they do in Brazil we never do here (hint: it has nothing to do with shaving); what you can do to help raise the minimum wage; and Ralph tells us how he once was the guest of honor at a Corvair convention and lived to tell the tale.