Michael Lighty, Policy Director for National Nurses United, makes the case for Medicare For All and points out the gap between the Democratic “base” and its “donors.” Plus Ralph tells us about his new book, “To The Ramparts: How Bush and Obama Paved the Way For the Trump Presidency and How It’s Not Too Late to Change Course.” Plus, listener questions!
Investigative reporter, Allan Nairn, warns of the autocratic drift of the Republican Party under Trump, and how important the midterm elections are in putting the brakes on it. And Paul Hudson of Flyers Rights updates us on the latest on airline travel from the traveler’s point of view.
Ralph and Lisa Graves, former general counsel for judicial nominations under Democrat Patrick Leahy, tick off a long list of reasons why Brett Kavanaugh should not be elevated to the Supreme Court. And Dr. John Geyman returns to discuss his new book “Trumpcare: Lies, Broken Promises, How It Is Failing, and What Should Be Done”.
No one in the long history of the “The Phil Donahue Show” appeared more often than Ralph Nader. Today, these two old friends have a wide-ranging and intimate conversation about media, politics, the Catholic Church, Donald Trump, and more.
Ralph welcomes Jeffrey Clements, founder of “American Promise,” an organization that seeks to write a 28th Amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. He is also author of the book, “Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations.” Plus: Listener Questions!
Health expert, Rosemary Gibson, author of “China RX: Exposing the Risks for America’s Dependence on China for Medicine” gives a startling account of the national security threat we face getting all of our drugs from China. And policy director of League of Fans, Ken Reed, tells us inspiring stories of people, who are trying to reform the world of sports.
Ralph welcomes back Israeli activist, Miko Peled, who tells us about an incredible miscarriage of American justice chronicled in his book “Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five.” And President of Public Citizen, Robert Weissman tells us about two scathing reports they have put out about the Trump Administration’s “light touch” on corporate crime and how Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh has sided with corporations over the public interest 87% of the time.