January 12, 2015

Edgar Cahn, NFL Conspiracy?, Mario Cuomo

We speak to legendary legal thinker, Edgar Cahn, who explains how we can make the world a better place through a concept called “Time Banking.”  We also discuss the terrible pass interference non-call in the Cowboys/Lions game, the legacy of the late Mario Cuomo and answer more listener questions.
January 4, 2015

Walter Hang, Letter to Obama, Holiday Reading

Environmental activist extraordinaire, Walter Hang, tells us the inspiring story of how a highly organized grassroots movement led to Governor Cuomo signing a bill to prohibit fracking in New York State.  Ralph also tells us about the letter he sent to the President, and we discuss our Holiday reading.
December 28, 2014

Listener Questions, What Ralph’s Reading

In this special holiday edition, we devote the episode to your Facebook questions.  Plus Ralph recommends some books and David makes an embarrassing joke.
December 22, 2014

Rena Steinzor, Cuba

Law Professor Rena Steinzor talks to Ralph about her new book, Why Not Jail? which makes the case for treating corporate criminal like we treat street criminals.  We discuss the new opening up to Cuba and Ralph tells us about some of his personal encounters with Fidel Castro.
December 13, 2014

David Halperin, Torture Report, Police Brutality Demonstrations

Ralph talks to advocate and writer, David Halperin, about how for profit colleges are ripping you off.  We also discuss the Senate report on torture, the demonstrations on police brutality, and the congressional omnibus spending bill that is loaded with a lot of corporate goodies.
December 6, 2014

Mark Dimondstein, Drones, Credit Cards

Our guest, Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers’ Union, tells us how the forces of privatization are trying to cripple the Post Office, and what we can do about it.  We discuss the latest report on how drone attacks are actually losing us the “war on terror.”  And Ralph explains why he has never owned a credit card.
November 28, 2014

Lori Wallach, Solar Power, War Talk

Public Citizen’s Lori Wallach explains in clear and engaging detail why so-called “Free Trade” is really an international corporate coup.  In addition, Ralph talks about the lack of anti-war voices on major media, and the good news about solar power.
November 23, 2014

Fighting Nurses, Killer Painkillers, Tanaka Update

This week, we talk with the feisty and effective executive director of the California Nurses Association and Nurses United, RoseAnn DeMoro, about ebola, Robin Hood taxes and the problem with doctors.  Plus, Tanaka airbag update and listener questions.