In this episode, we talk builders and destroyers. Ralph interviews former protege, Ralf Hotchkiss, co-founder of Whirlwind Wheelchairs, who has designed the Rough Rider wheelchair that enables wheelchair riders to negotiate all sorts of rough terrain. And we talk to Carol Miller, president of Peaceful Skies Coalition, who tells us how the US military builds Afghan villages--in Colorado and New Mexico! Just so they can blow them up. Plus Russell Mohkiber with another Corporate Crime Minute and more of your Facebook questions.
Ralph talks to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and executive director of Reclaim The American Dream, Hedrick Smith, about how much of democracy is simply "showing up." And professor Anthony Bogaert fills us in on a particular sexual orientation that is not often discussed --- asexuality.
Ralph and acclaimed journalist/author Chris Hedges talk about why the American people need to revolt and MIT professor and globalization expert Dr. Nicholas Ashford talks to us from Greece about what is really going on over there.
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.