Ralph invites filmmaker, Robert Greenwald, to talk about his new film, “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote,” about all the creative ways Republicans use to discourage people of color from voting. And the University of Redlands’, Shelli Stockton, joins us to promote the “tree plant-a-thon” organized in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Plus, Ralph talks Super Tuesday!
Ralph talks to the former head of OSHA, Dr. David Michaels, about how corporations pay scientists to do studies that deceive the public, chronicled in his book, “The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception.” Plus, David and Steve talk with Ralph about the coronavirus and the Democratic primary.
Ralph welcomes independent journalist, Monique El-Faizy, to talk about her book “All the President’s Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator,” which chronicles 43 more women who have come forward with stories of the President’s sexual misconduct. Plus, Ralph, Steve, and David talk Trump’s pardons, Michael Bloomberg, electoral politics, and still have time to knock out some listener questions.
Ralph tackles the topic of income inequality from two angles. First, he talks to veteran labor journalist, Sam Pizzigati, about his book, “The Case for a Maximum Wage,” about a plan to link top wages to bottom wages. Then, Steven Shafarman returns to give us an update on the Universal Basic Income with his new book, “Our Future: The Basic Income Plan for Peace, Justice, Liberty, Democracy, and Personal Dignity.”
Ralph welcomes progressive firebrand and former congressman, Alan Grayson to discuss his book, “High Crimes: The Impeachment of Donald Trump,” where he argues that it is hard to find an impeachable offense Trump did not commit. Then, infectious disease expert, Dr. Michael Osterholm, returns to give us the latest on the coronavirus pandemic and how to protect yourself."
It turns out that the American military establishment does not deny the climate crisis, which Ralph talks about with world security expert, Michael Klare, author of “All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change.” Also, Ralph answers listener questions and talks impeachment.
Ralph talks to historian, Christopher Shaw, about his book "Money, Power, and the People: The American Struggle to Make Banking Democratic." And global trade expert, Lori Wallach, tells us about the pros and cons of the new NAFTA, the USMCA. Plus, former Fed Governor, Sarah Bloom Raskin, stops by again to talk about what the Fed can do to fight the climate crisis.
Ralph welcomes former Deputy Secretary of the US Treasury and Federal Reserve governor, Sarah Bloom Raskin, to talk about how we should really measure the health of the economy and how America’s central bank influences that for good and ill. Plus, Ralph pays tribute to the late political and economic reporter, William Greider, the man who among many things, coined the term, “Nader’s Raiders.”