November 15, 2014

American Political Bullshit, Medicaid Fraud Follow Up, Tomas Young

Ralph interviews Stephen L. Goldstein, author of The Dictionary of American Political Bullshit; we report on developments in our Medicaid fraud story in Minnesota, and pay tribute to late Iraq War veteran, the articulate and courageous Tomas Young.
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.
November 2, 2014

The Commons, Apple, Airbags, Beavers

Ralph interviews author and activist, David Bollier who tells us how we need to save our greatest source of wealth. Ralph writes a letter to the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook. We also discuss dangerous airbags, productive beavers and answer more listener questions.
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 20, 2014

Ebola, Civic Heroes, Basic Income

This week we talk about the real reasons behind the ebola outbreak, we celebrate civic heroes, and Ralph answers a listener question about the idea of a “basic income.”
October 11, 2014

The Fed, Lakoff, Incarcerated Consumers

In a wide ranging discussion, we feel sorry for former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, who apparently can’t refinance his house.  We also wonder why progressives are so bad at messaging.  And Ralph tells consumers how they can free themselves from their shackles.  Plus, your Facebook 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 29, 2014

Smart Meters, Shaming Boehner, Censored Stories

Are smart meters installed by utility companies an invasion of privacy?  Does John Boehner make too much and work too little?  Where can you find important stories seldom picked up by the mainstream media?  This and more on this week’s Ralph Nader Radio Hour.