Ralph critiques the corporate media and talks media reform with the director of Project Censored, Mickey Huff and Professor Victor Pickard, author of America’s Battle for Media Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform.
Professor Wadie E.Said talks to Ralph about what it is like to defend terrorist suspects in court, and Dr. Johanna Fernandez of The Campaign to Bring Mumia Home updates us on the health of political activist, radio commentator and former death row inmate Mumia Abu Jamal.
Ralph talks to the executive director of Open Debates, George Farah, who takes us behind the curtain to reveal how our presidential debates have been co-opted by the two major parties. And foreign policy critic, William Blum, talks about the long list of countries the CIA has overthrown in the past sixty years. Plus more of your Facebook questions.
Ralph interviews Steven Shafarman, program director of an organization called Basic Income Action, who explains how we can solve a lot of our nation’s problems by guaranteeing about $1,000 a month to every citizen for food and shelter. Ralph also critiques the recent bankruptcy decision that shields General Motors from lawsuits stemming from deaths due to faulty ignition switches. Plus more of your Facebook questions.
Salon political columnist Bill Curry joins us again to analyze Hillary Clinton’s announcement for President and Dr. Helene Z. Hill tells us about her fourteen year odyssey to reform the system for blowing the whistle on medical research fraud. Plus, Ralph answers more of your FaceBook questions.
We talk to Ralph about his new book, Return To Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President 2001-2015, a compilation of letters he sent to both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The Nation magazine called Return To Sender ” a twofer: a spiritual exercise in citizen participation and a counterfactual history lesson in what might have been if only our government had hewn to democratic first principles and priorities over the last fifteen years. And, as always, more listener questions.”