Ralph spends the whole hour with Dr. Bandy X. Lee, psychiatrist from the Yale School of Medicine and editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.
Ralph talks to education expert Brian D. Schultz about how he has put his innovative, child-centric teaching philosophy into practice in public schools. And Dr. Jennifer Verdolin tells us what humans can learn about parenting from the animal kingdom. Plus, Ralph weighs in on the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
In a lively roundtable discussion Ralph talks to top political analysts Thomas Frank and Bill Curry about why, despite the obvious cold-hearted cruelty of the Republican agenda, the Democrats continue to lose.
Ralph questions noted linguist, George Lakoff, about the language progressives need to use to get their message across. And Washington Post columnist, Christine Emba, tells us about how “Smartphones Changed Our Lives. Let’s Think Before We Let Robots In.”
Yale history professor Timothy Snyder tells us what lessons can be learned from 20th Century European history in order for America to avoid fascist authoritarianism. And Deborah Weinstein of the Coalition for Human Needs breaks down Trump’s cruel budget plan.
Ralph talks to professor Edward Balleisen about his book Fraud: An American History From Barnum to Madoff and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Hedrick Smith, rejoins us to critique Trump’s promises and tell us how we can “Reclaim the American Dream.”
Ralph welcomes former Labor Secretary and Chairman of Common Cause, Robert Reich, to talk about how to fight back in Donald Trump's America. And children’s studies scholar, Heidi Tilney Kramer, talks about her book Media Monsters: Militarism, Violence, and Cruelty in Children's Culture.
Ralph talks to Professor Trebor Scholz about how to organize workers in the new “Uber” economy. And David and Steve ask Ralph about what he thought about the Trump Inauguration speech. Plus, listener questions.