Author and human rights activist, Randall Robinson, tells us about the Clintons’ ties to the private prison industry, while law professor William Janssen argues that pharmaceutical companies have a “duty” to sell life saving medicines. Plus, Ralph gives us his take on the legacy of late Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia.
David and Steve talk to Ralph’s sister, the distinguished anthropologist Dr. Laura Nader about what the rest of the world thinks is good and bad about Euro-American culture from her latest work What the Rest Think of the West. Then Ralph talks to nurse Amy Berman about how she is living a full life despite terminal breast cancer. Also, Ralph reviews the first Democratic debate.
Ralph talks to intellectual property activist, Jamie Love, about his historic, yet unsung, efforts to get affordable, life-saving AIDS drugs to Africa and other underdeveloped areas of the globe. And the head of the Center for Food Safety, Andrew Kimbrell completely takes apart all the arguments in favor of GMO foods and dangerous herbicides.
Harvey Wasserman rejoins us this time to talk about the real mischief going on with electronic voting machines. And Public Citizen’s Dr. Michael Carome warns us about bad drugs, antibiotic resistance, hospital infections and ways to avoid them.
Ralph talks to old pal Dr. Sid Wolfe about the prescription drugs you should immediately stop taking and how Medicare Plan D has been paying needlessly high prices for the drugs you should be taking. We also hear from journalist and author Alyssa Katz about the US Chamber of Commerce’s perverse idea of patriotism.
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 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.