December 11, 2016
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Victory at Standing Rock!

Activist Winona LaDuke gives her first person account of how the “water protectors” fended off the oil company over the Dakota Access Pipeline. And Ralph offers a plan to help Marine families, gain justice with Mike Magner, author of A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families.
October 22, 2016
136

The Minds of Animals/Income Inequality

Ralph talks to animal behaviorist Marc Bekoff about how animals think and feel and also to former heir to the Oscar Meyer fortune, Chuck Collins, about his book Born on Third Base: A One-Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good.
September 24, 2016
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Breaking Through Power 2!

Ralph previews the second Breaking Through Power conference, the Super Bowl of Civic Action, with tax expert, Jon Fox, public banking advocate Ellen Brown, community cooperative founder and funder David J. Thompson, and star litigator, Shanin Specter.
August 29, 2016
128 nader

The Stop Act; Robbing Banks

Ralph talks to Representative David Jolly (R: FL) about The Stop Act, which would prohibit members of Congress from personally soliciting campaign donations. And Professor William Black tells us that the best way to rob a bank is from the inside.
August 13, 2016
126

Waging Peace/Tax Havens

Ralph talks to activist Charles Keil about his work trying to encourage a Department of Peace and economist and journalist James S. Henry tells us how the wealthy hide trillions of dollars in offshore tax havens.
July 30, 2016
nader 124

Fighting the Good Fight; Autonomous Cars

Ralph talks to the President of Public Citizen, Robert Weissman, about that organization’s storied history fighting and winning against the perfidies of corporate power. And in our listener question segment, Ralph defends his position on autonomous cars and talks about what he might do differently if he had it to do all over again.
July 23, 2016
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Charles Lewis; Norm Stamper

Ralph talks to renowned investigative journalist Charles Lewis about his book 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity and former police chief Norm Stamper tells us what needs to be done to repair the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve with his book To Protect & Serve: How to Fix America’s Police.
July 10, 2016
nader 121

Charles Derber; Nicholas Mokhiber

Ralph talks to professor Charles Derber about how corporate capitalism has turned America into a “bully nation.” And nineteen year old Nicholas Mokhiber shares with us his adventure hiking the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail.