November 9, 2014

Midterm Elections 2014

This week, Ralph, David and Steve talk to former Clinton adviser, Bill Curry, about why the Democrats got drubbed in the midterm elections, and what progressives need to do to challenge not only regressive Republicans but the Democratic Party establishment.
October 25, 2014

Falling Down, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Ebola Redux, Ben Bradlee

Ralph interviews slip and fall expert, Russell Kendzior; we discuss more abuses of the First Amendment; we talk about the pharmaceutical industry’s responsibility in the Ebola outbreak; Ralph pays tribute to former Washington Post executive editor, the late Ben Bradlee; and more listener questions.
October 4, 2014

Dave Freeman, Eric Holder, Ashraf Ghani

This week, Ralph talks to old friend and climate crusader, S. David Freeman, about how we can get off of fossil fuels and make all of our power renewable.  We ask Ralph to score Eric Holder’s tenure as attorney general. And Ralph sees new hope for Afghanistan because a genuine progressive has just been elected president.
September 20, 2014

Offensive NFL, Defensive Dems, Driverless Cars

This week, we discuss whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is really worth 44 million a year, how political consultants are ruining the Democratic Party, whether driver-less cars are a good thing, and how our quest for empire is compromising the homeland.
September 13, 2014

Citizen Action in MN, New Technology, Elizabeth Warren

This week we talk to a citizen activist from Minnesota about Medicaid fraud and Ralph gets on the case.  We also discuss what new technology is doing to our children, the warning Larry Summers gave Elizabeth Warren, and why runway models don’t smile.
August 16, 2014

Robin Williams, Spoilers, Hillary the Hawk

David, Steve, and Ralph pay tribute to Robin Williams, talk about election “spoilers,” and analyze Hillary’s recent criticism of Obama’s foreign policy.
August 9, 2014

How The Dems Can Win, Ebola, Gaza Redux

This week, Ralph wonders if the Democrats really want to win this November, discusses the ebola epidemic and the “politics of neglect,” and he and David once again go at it over the crisis in Gaza. 
August 2, 2014

Democrats, Gaza, GM

Ralph discusses the (lost) soul of the Democratic Party, responds to feedback about his comments on Gaza and calls GM back on the carpet.