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.
August 30, 2014

Labor Day, Healthcare, The Future of Truth

In this episode Ralph analyzes the state of the labor movement, the state of Obamacare and ruminates upon civic motivation and the future of truth.
June 22, 2014

Bad Climate Change Strategy, No Shame on Iraq, Tired Truckers

In a wide ranging discussion, Ralph talks about “spoilers,” the revolving door, tired truckers, whistle blowers, the neocons who have no shame about the Iraq War, and also outlines how the environmental movement could be far more effective.    
June 7, 2014

Sean Hannity, School Lunch, Clean Power

In a wide ranging discussion, Ralph talks about the time Sean Hannity cut off his mic, tells Michelle Obama to hang tough on nutrition standards, and tells us how we can make good things happen with just a little time and effort.