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.
In this week’s episode, we talk to Remar Sutton, director of the Foolproof Foundation about how to teach your kids how to be smart about spending money and using credit cards. Ralph also talks to old friend and compatriot, Lois Gibbs, of Love Canal fame about how regular people can organize and make a difference in their communities. Plus more listener questions.
Renowned investigative reporter, James Ridgeway, tells us about his latest project, Solitary Watch, which exposes the uses and abuses of solitary confinement in our prison system. Ralph also answers a listener question about what it will take to spawn a second American Revolution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.