May 19, 2018

Is The U.S. Turning Into Russia?/DC Statehood?

Ralph welcomes back Yale historian Timothy Snyder, author of “On Tyranny,” to talk about his new book “The Road To Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.” Then journalist Mark Plotkin tells us the status of DC statehood. Plus, Ralph weighs in on Gaza.
May 12, 2018

Nuking the Iran Nuke Deal

Ralph talks to Colonel (ret) and West Point military strategist, Isaiah Wilson, about the consequences of the United States pulling out of the Iranian nuclear deal and the dark side of American exceptionalism. Plus, Ralph answers more of your questions!
April 21, 2018

Beating City Hall/What’s Really Going On in Syria

Ralph welcomes independent candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, Gayle McLaughlin, who talks about how she and small group of progressive reformers turned around the city of Richmond, California. And one of the foremost experts on the Middle East, Professor Joshua Landis, clues us in to what exactly is going on in Syria, and what we should do about it.
March 31, 2018

John Bolton: The New Dr. Strangelove

Ralph talks to journalist Gareth Porter about why both liberals and conservatives should be afraid - be very afraid - of warhawk John Bolton’s appointment as Trump’s National Security Advisor.  And author/activist Julie Wark joins us to talk about why she is “Against Charity.”
March 24, 2018

Iraq: Fifteen-Year Criminal War of Aggression

On the fifteenth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, Ralph talks about the true costs of war with executive director of Veterans for Peace, Michael McPhearson and un-embedded war correspondent, Dahr Jamail, eyewitness to the battle of Fallujah.
March 10, 2018

Skin in the Game

Former derivatives trader turned philosophical essayist, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, joins us to talk about his new book, ‘Skin in the Game,” about the role risk and reward plays not only in politics but also our daily lives.
February 3, 2018

Drones, Snowden & the State of the Union

March 18, 2017

What’s So Funny About Palestine?

Ralph welcomes Palestinian/American comedian Amer Zahr to talk about finding humor in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. And author, Steve Early, tells us how the town of Richmond, California became one of the most progressive communities in the country.