June 2, 2018

Trump and Trade: What’s Going On?

Public Citizen’s global trade expert, Lori Wallach, tells us what’s really going on in the White House and Congress with these “free trade” deals. And citizen activist, Barry Klein, gives us a step-by-step formula for how you can make meaningful change in your local community. Hint: It’s easier than you think.
May 26, 2018

How Central Banks Rigged The World/Facebook Privacy

Ralph talks to former financial insider, Nomi Prins, about what central banks are and how much power they have to shape our world. Plus, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Marc Rotenberg, tells us how Facebook uses our information for good or ill.
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!
May 5, 2018

The Myth of the Litigious Society

The Radio Hour celebrates that bedrock Constitutional principle of an ordinary citizen’s right to have their day in court, when Ralph talks to legendary trial lawyers, Stephen Susman, Shanin Specter and Executive Director of the American Museum of Tort Law, Richard Newman. Plus more listener questions!
April 28, 2018

Trump’s Corporate Presidency/The Truth About Airlines

Ralph welcomes back president of Public Citizen, Robert Weissman, for an update on the Trump agenda and what they are doing to fight it. Also, aviation expert William McGee tells us what’s really going on in the airplanes you fly with his book, “Attention All Passengers: The Airlines Dangerous Descent and What You Can Do To Reclaim Our Skies.”
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.
April 14, 2018

Happy Tax Day!?

Former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner, John Koskinen, joins Ralph to discuss the bad rap the IRS gets and the consequences of Congress cutting its budget. Plus, listener questions.