Ralph engages in a spirited back and forth with Matt Stoller of the Open Markets Institute about corporate power and how Facebook must be restructured. Plus, Ralph answers listener questions about vaccines, the Boeing Max 8 and has some strong words about Apple buying back 75 billion dollars of its own stock.
Drs. Rania Milleron and Nicholas Sakellariou talk about changing the culture of the engineering profession so that more will step forward when they see bad things happening. And Karen Friedman, from the Pension Rights Center, tells us about preserving your pension and answers the question: “Is Social Security really in trouble?”
Ralph talks to founder of Ballot Access News, Richard Winger, about among other things, eliminating the Electoral College and the need for Federal ballot access laws. And Jerome Segal, founder of the Jewish Peace Lobby talks AIPAC and Netanyahu’s plans after his re-election.
Ralph talks to professor Sheldon Krimsky about the controversy surrounding GMOs and the conflict of interest inherent in corporate funded scientific studies. Plus he talks to Paul Hudson of Flyers Rights about how the FAA dropped the ball and whether the Boeing Max 8 should ever fly again.
Dr. Sidney Wolfe explains why Public Citizen is calling for a moratorium on FDA approval of any new opioids. And Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report talks with Ralph about a wide range of issues, including right-wing black Democrats, blackface, and the militarization of the police.
Toxic Avenger extraordinaire, Walter Hang, joins us to talk about how they outlawed fracking in New York State, why Big Green groups have failed to stop Donald Trump’s anti-environment agenda, and the most effective ways to generate lasting change. Plus, Ralph comments on the Mueller Report and the Boeing Max 8.
Ralph talks to artist Marilee Shapiro Asher about how she maintains a productive life at age 106. And activist Ray Metcalfe explains his plan on how to defang the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision with his campaign The Bribery Stops Here.
Ralph talks to aviation expert, William McGee, about the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and pays tribute to his grandniece, who was one of the fatalities. Plus, Colman McCarthy returns to update us on the progress his Center For Teaching Peace has made in getting the study of peace into the curriculums of America’s schools.