Ralph assesses the first 100 days of the Trump administration. He also talks to Maria Maisto of the New Faculty Majority about how universities’ exploitation of adjunct professors hurts higher education. And Ellen Brown tells us how public banks are the best alternative to Wall Street.
We talk to social psychologist, Arlie Russell Hochschild, who helps us get inside the head, and more importantly, the heart of the typical Trump voter. Also, Bill Curry gives us his take on the way forward for the Democratic Party. And, Ralph responds to your questions about last week’s show on the Electoral College.
Author, Dan Zak, tells us the gripping story of the three peace activists, who broke into the most heavily guarded nuclear facility in the country. And poet Samuel Hazo tells us who “they” are in his new book of poetry entitled “They Rule The World.”
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.
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.
Ralph promotes a conference he is organizing called “Breaking Through Power” at Constitution Hall in Washington DC where leading experts in the public interest field will be talking about how to renew the spirit of civic action that came on the heels of Ralph's seminal work Unsafe At Any Speed. Guests today include America’s #1 populist, Jim Hightower, founder of Consumer Watchdog, Harvey Rosenfield, and executive director of Veterans For Peace, Michael McPhearson.
Ralph talks to conservative ally Ron Unz about their plan to run for the Harvard Board of Overseers to convince the school to completely eliminate tuition. And UMass graduate student, Hannah Archambault, joins us to talk about “needs, wants and whims.”