In this episode, we present highlights of Ralph’s conversations with activists Lois Gibbs, David Helvarg, and Anna Myers, journalists Jim Naureckas and Bill Curry, and scholars Gar Alperovitz and Paul Pillar.
Continuing to promote the Breaking Through Power conference, Ralph welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, Chris Hedges, former New York City Public Advocate, Mark Green, and executive vice-president of the Pension Rights Center, Karen Friedman.
In two very high energy and passionate interviews, Ralph talks to former Green Party running mate, Winona LaDuke, about her fight to stop a tar sands pipeline from running through tribal lands in Minnesota and Kai Newkirk, one of the organizers of Democracy Spring, a protest to highlight the corruption of money in politics.
Ralph talks to professor Jonathan Martin about the role of third parties in America and how they can be empowered. Then Pulitzer Prize winner, David Cay Johnston, tells us what we are likely to see in Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Political columnist, Bill Curry, returns to give us his analysis of the 2016 presidential election. And the great progressive radio/podcast host, Laura Flanders, stops in to tell us how she tried to register her company in the Grand Cayman Islands to avoid domestic taxes. Also, Ralph grills David about poetry and answers more listener questions.
Ralph challenges old friend, Harvey Wasserman, on his claim that electronic voter fraud turned the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 and could also do so in 2016. Also, Ralph and Steve debate the value of comedy. Plus: Listener questions!
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.