May 17, 2015
money elections

George Farah, William Blum

Ralph talks to the executive director of Open Debates, George Farah, who takes us behind the curtain to reveal how our presidential debates have been co-opted by the two major parties.  And foreign policy critic, William Blum, talks about the long list of countries the CIA has overthrown in the past sixty years.  Plus more of your Facebook questions.
May 10, 2015
killer coke

David Helvarg, Ray Rogers

This week, Ralph talks sharks to ocean activist David Helvarg of Blue Frontier and talks coke to corporate nemesis Ray Rogers and his Campaign to Stop Killer Coke.
May 3, 2015
bill of rights

Steven M. Druker, Charles Slack

Ralph talks to Steven M. Druker about the problems with GMOs and Charles Slack, author of Liberty’s First Crisis about the fight to preserve the First Amendment. Plus, more listener questions.
April 26, 2015
basic human rights

Steve Shafarman, Basic Income, GM

  Ralph interviews Steven Shafarman, program director of an organization called Basic Income Action, who explains how we can solve a lot of our nation’s problems by guaranteeing about $1,000 a month to every citizen for food and shelter. Ralph also critiques the recent bankruptcy decision that shields General Motors from lawsuits stemming from deaths due to faulty ignition switches. Plus more of your Facebook questions.
April 18, 2015
medical fraud

Bill Curry, Helene Z. Hill

Salon political columnist Bill Curry joins us again to analyze Hillary Clinton’s announcement for President and Dr. Helene Z. Hill tells us about her fourteen year odyssey to reform the system for blowing the whistle on medical research fraud. Plus, Ralph answers more of your FaceBook questions.
April 12, 2015
return to sender

Return To Sender

We talk to Ralph about his new book, Return To Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President 2001-2015, a compilation of letters he sent to both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.  The Nation magazine called Return To Sender ” a twofer:  a spiritual exercise in citizen participation and a counterfactual history lesson in what might have been if only our government had hewn to democratic first principles and priorities over the last fifteen years. And, as always, more listener questions.”
April 4, 2015
piggy bank

Remar Sutton, Lois Gibbs

In this week’s episode, we talk to Remar Sutton, director of the Foolproof Foundation about how to teach your kids  how to be smart about spending money and using credit cards.  Ralph also talks to old friend and compatriot, Lois Gibbs, of Love Canal fame about how regular people can organize and make a difference in their communities. Plus more listener questions.
March 29, 2015
hired contractors

Allison Stanger, J. Robert Hunter, Getting Steamed

Ralph talks to Professor Allison Stanger about her book One Nation Under Contract and how private contractors have become an integral part of our foreign policy.  We also talk to Bob Hunter, insurance director of the Consumer Federation of America, who warns us about the latest scam that may be affecting your auto insurance rates.  Plus, Ralph tells us how you should be “getting steamed.”