March 18, 2017

What’s So Funny About Palestine?

Ralph welcomes Palestinian/American comedian Amer Zahr to talk about finding humor in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. And author, Steve Early, tells us how the town of Richmond, California became one of the most progressive communities in the country.
March 11, 2017

Attacks On Legal System/Surveillance State

Ralph welcomes civil justice advocate, Joanne Doroshow, to unpack the latest corporate efforts to deny you your day in court; and Dr. Richard Stallman joins us to discuss his views on digital surveillance, privacy and the free software movement.
March 4, 2017

History of Fraud/Trump Promises

Ralph talks to professor Edward Balleisen about his book Fraud: An American History From Barnum to Madoff and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Hedrick Smith, rejoins us to critique Trump’s promises and tell us how we can “Reclaim the American Dream.”
February 25, 2017

Capitalism, Federal Reserve, 9/11

Ralph answers your Facebook questions about the Federal Reserve, the state of capitalism, job opportunities in grassroots activism, the two-party system, unanswered questions about the 9/11 attacks and much more!
February 18, 2017

Reading and Suing

Ralph talks to literacy expert, Nancy Newman about how to raise passionate readers; and law professor, Alexandra Lahav tells us how a "litigious society" is actually vital to a functioning democracy.
February 11, 2017

Vertical Farming/Hemp Farming

Ralph talks to Dickson Despommier about “vertical farming,” how to raise farm crops in tall inner-city buildings. And hemp lobbyist, Eric Steenstra, tells us about his ongoing efforts to convince Congress to make hemp farming legal.
February 4, 2017

What Do We Do Now? w. Robert Reich

Ralph welcomes former Labor Secretary and Chairman of Common Cause, Robert Reich, to talk about how to fight back in Donald Trump's America. And children’s studies scholar, Heidi Tilney Kramer, talks about her book Media Monsters: Militarism, Violence, and Cruelty in Children's Culture.
January 28, 2017

The Future of Work

Ralph talks to Professor Trebor Scholz about how to organize workers in the new “Uber” economy. And David and Steve ask Ralph about what he thought about the Trump Inauguration speech. Plus, listener questions.