February 21, 2015

Frances Crowe, Libya, United Airlines

We talk to peace activist and war tax resister, Frances Crowe, about her memoir Frances Crowe: Finding My Radical Soul and how she’s been arrested for civil disobedience more times than she can remember. Ralph also fills us in on the mess in Libya, tells us about how United Airlines employees are getting screwed, and we answer more listener questions.
February 14, 2015

Dr. Ken Reed, Birth Year Legacies, Canadian Civil Liberties

We talk sports with Dr. Ken Reed policy director of League of Fans and author of How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan.  Ralph pitches his idea for bettering the country by organizing people born in the same year to support civic engagement, and he also explains how Canada may be following our bad example.
February 1, 2015

Colman McCarthy, McConnell’s Dems, Falling in Love

We could call this the “peace and love” show with our guest Colman McCarthy explaining how he teaches peace and Ralph later quizzing Steve and David about love.  In between, we discuss Mitch McConnell courting Democrats, Elizabeth Warren declaring war against Big Pharma; and Ralph wraps it all up with a poem.
January 18, 2015

Dr. Charles Blatt, Professional Cuddlers, Charlie Hebdo

Ralph talks to Dr. Charles Blatt of the Lown Cardiovascular Clinic about their philosophy of “doing more for patients and less to patients.” We talk about the emerging trend of “professional cuddlers.” Ralph gives his view of the latest consumer electronics show in Vegas, and David has a surprising take on the tragic events in Paris.
January 4, 2015

Walter Hang, Letter to Obama, Holiday Reading

Environmental activist extraordinaire, Walter Hang, tells us the inspiring story of how a highly organized grassroots movement led to Governor Cuomo signing a bill to prohibit fracking in New York State.  Ralph also tells us about the letter he sent to the President, and we discuss our Holiday reading.
November 28, 2014

Lori Wallach, Solar Power, War Talk

Public Citizen’s Lori Wallach explains in clear and engaging detail why so-called “Free Trade” is really an international corporate coup.  In addition, Ralph talks about the lack of anti-war voices on major media, and the good news about solar power.
November 2, 2014

The Commons, Apple, Airbags, Beavers

Ralph interviews author and activist, David Bollier who tells us how we need to save our greatest source of wealth. Ralph writes a letter to the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook. We also discuss dangerous airbags, productive beavers and answer more listener questions.
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.