December 23, 2017

The Nuns, The Priests, and the Bombs

We track down disabilities champion, Ralf Hotchkiss, who is in Nicaragua helping poor communities design and build more durable, low cost wheelchairs. Then filmmaker Helen Young promotes her gripping documentary about the elderly activists who snuck onto two of the most fortified military installations in the country to peacefully protest the nuclear weapons industry. Plus, David, Steve and Ralph talk more about Al Franken and sexual harassment as well as the GOP tax bill.
December 16, 2017

A Coal Miner Speaks Out/The Fall of Al Franken

Ralph talks to activist coal miner, Stanley Sturgill, who advocates for the strengthening of EPA regulations on the coal industry and mountaintop removal. Also, Mark Green gives us his take on the sudden, steep fall of Senator Al Franken.
December 9, 2017

The Difference Between Liberal and Progressive

Ralph and Washington Post columnist, E.J. Dionne debate the distinction between “Progressive” and “Liberal,” and Original Nader’s Raider, Robert Fellmeth tells us why he thinks speech on the Internet should not be anonymous.
December 2, 2017

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

Ralph spends the whole hour with Dr. Bandy X. Lee, psychiatrist from the Yale School of Medicine and editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.
November 25, 2017

The Art of the Steal

Ralph spends the hour with fraud expert, Frank Abagnale, inspiration for the Spielberg film, “Catch Me If You Can.” They talk about how to protect yourself from identity theft and other scams in our high tech, digital economy. Plus listener questions!
November 18, 2017

Invasion of the Robots!

Ralph welcomes back America’s #1 populist, Jim Hightower, to discuss how to make sure that robots will work for us and not the other way around.  Then, attorney Roberta Walburn joins us to discuss her book about firebrand populist judge “Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America To Justice.”
November 11, 2017

Representation Without Taxation!

Economist James Henry takes apart the Republican tax plan, calling it “the largest wealth transfer in history to the ruling class" And activist, law student, Pete Davis, tells us how he’s trying to get Harvard Law School to fulfill it’s stated mission by funneling fewer of its graduates toward powerful corporate firms and more toward the public interest.
November 4, 2017

Grassroots Action!

Ralph welcomes Sarah van Gelder, founder of PeoplesHub and Mark Pertschuk, director of Grassroots Change, two organizations that offer you the skills and expertise on how to make change in your community.