The Rick Smith Show Full Three Hour Show 8-25-2016

August 25, 2016

Isaiah Poole, editor of OurFuture.org, a project of People's Action joins Rick to discuss the passing of the torch as the Bernie Sanders #OurRevolution launched across the nation and what the next steps and important issues are for the movement.

Ken Mash, President of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) joins Rick to report on the strike authorization vote results undertaken by his union as part of the ongoing contract deadlock. 

Caitriona Fitzgerald, State Policy Coordinator at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) joins Rick to expose the enormous risks associated with Internet Voting, explain why experts think online voting is a bad idea, and suggest how we protect our democracy.

Kathleen Lucas, Executive Director of Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty joins Rick yet again with another death penalty case being overturned because of an system riddled with opportunities for error.

Marc Mondor, AIA, Managing Principal, and Cofounder of evolveEAjoins Rick to talk about saving the world through smart investment and renewable technology and why now is the time to make these valuable investments. 

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Isaiah J. Poole talks #OurRevolution

August 25, 2016

Isaiah Poole, editor of OurFuture.org, a project of People's Action joins Rick to discuss the passing of the torch as the Bernie Sanders #OurRevolution launched across the nation and what the next steps and important issues are for the movement.

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Ken Mash on Unanimous First-Step Strike Authorization

August 25, 2016

Ken Mash, President of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) joins Rick to report on the strike authorization vote results undertaken by his union as part of the ongoing contract deadlock. 

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Caitriona Fitzgerald talks Saving the Secret Ballot

August 25, 2016

Caitriona Fitzgerald, State Policy Coordinator at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) joins Rick to expose the enormous risks associated with Internet Voting, explain why experts think online voting is a bad idea, and suggest how we protect our democracy.

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Kathleen Lucas on Another #DeathPenaltyFail

August 25, 2016

Kathleen Lucas, Executive Director of Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty joins Rick yet again with another death penalty case being overturned because of an system riddled with opportunities for error.

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Marc Mondor LEEDing to Save the Planet

August 25, 2016

Marc Mondor, AIA, Managing Principal, and Cofounder of evolveEAjoins Rick to talk about saving the world through smart investment and renewable technology and why now is the time to make these valuable investments

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The Rick Smith Show Full Three Hour Show 8-24-2016

August 24, 2016

Irwin Aronson, labor attorney and Rick Smith Show regular joins Rick to discuss Pennsylvania’s deplorable charter school laws that many consider the worst in the nation and what it will take to turn things around for students, parents, communities, and taxpayers.

Jeff Rininger, President of United Steeworkers Local 2632 and PA Fair Trade Coalition Members joins Rick to talk revolution on trade issues explaining why the TransPacific Partnership Free (TPP) Trade Agreement is not going to create jobs or help American workers and what must be done to stop its passage.

Nate Quarry, Retired UFC title challenger and original cast member of the ultimate fighter joins Rick to talk about the working conditions in the fight game and why it’s time for union representation of fighters.

Jeff Garis, Outreach and Engagement Director at the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC) joins Rick to discuss the absurdity of Donald Trump's comments regarding the potential for large-scale, coordinated in-person voter impersonation fraud in PA and to refocus Voting Rights for ALL Pennsylvania’s.


Larry F. Myers, Northeast Sales Team Leader for Schneider Electric, Energy & Sustainability Services Global Solutions joins Rick to talk about growing and sustaining a renewable energy revolution in Pennsylvania and across the nation to stimulate our economy, put people to work, and save the world.  

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Irwin Aronson explains Horrible PA Charter Flaws

August 24, 2016

Irwin Aronson, labor attorney and Rick Smith Show regular joins Rick to discuss Pennsylvania’s deplorable charter school laws that many consider the worst in the nation and what it will take to turn things around for students, parents, communities, and taxpayers.

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Jeff Rininger talks Trade Revolution

August 24, 2016

Jeff Rininger, President of United Steeworkers Local 2632 and PA Fair Trade Coalition Members joins Rick to talk revolution on trade issues explaining why the TransPacific Partnership Free (TPP) Trade Agreement is not going to create jobs or help American workers and what must be done to stop its passage.

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Nate “Rock” Quarry on Dire Working Conditions in Ultimate Fighter Game

August 24, 2016

Nate Quarry, Retired UFC title challenger and original cast member of the ultimate fighter joins Rick to talk about the working conditions in the fight game and why it’s time for union representation of fighters.

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Jeff Garis on Pink Fluffy Unicorns Voting Against Donald Trump

August 24, 2016

Jeff Garis, Outreach and Engagement Director at the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC) joins Rick to discuss the absurdity of Donald Trump's comments regarding the potential for large-scale, coordinated in-person voter impersonation fraud in PA and to refocus Voting Rights for ALL Pennsylvanians.

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Larry Myers talks Saving the World One Building at a Time

August 24, 2016

Larry F. Myers, Northeast Sales Team Leader for Schneider Electric, Energy & Sustainability Services Global Solutions joins Rick to talk about growing and sustaining a renewable energy revolution in Pennsylvania and across the nation to stimulate our economy, put people to work, and save the world.  

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The Rick Smith Show Full Three Hour Show 8-23-2016

August 23, 2016

Larry Cohen, former Communications Workers of America President joins Rick to talk REVOLUTION, and, to preview the launching of the Our Revelation grassroots organization by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to keep the pressure on elected officials to fight for working families.


Laura Huizar, Staff Attorney with the National Employment Law Project (NELP) joins Rick to discuss the recent news of aHennepin County district court judge ordering the Minneapolis City Council to place a proposal to raise the city’s hourly minimum wage to $15/hour on the November ballot.


Eric Heins, President of California Teachers Association joins Rick to discuss the recent California State Supreme Court decision in Vergara vs. State of California that would have destroyed teacher tenure and been another knife in the back of the teaching profession upholding the reality that the problem is not tenure or TEACHERS. 


Rebecca Vallas, Managing Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to talk about everything you ever wanted know about the President Bill Clinton era “Welfare Reform” Bill and how all the promises have worked for working people.


Sharon Pillar, Clean Energy Consultant currently working with Environmental Entrepreneurs or E2 joins Rick to discuss the national, nonpartisan group of business owners, investors and others advocating for smart energy policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment.

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Larry Cohen talks Our Revolution

August 23, 2016

Larry Cohen, former Communications Workers of America President joins Rick to talk REVOLUTION, and, to preview the launching of the Our Revelation grassroots organization by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to keep the pressure on elected officials to fight for working families.

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Laura Huizar talks Fighting for $15 Victory in Minneapolis

August 23, 2016

Laura Huizar, Staff Attorney with the National Employment Law Project (NELP) joins Rick to discuss the recent news of aHennepin County district court judge ordering the Minneapolis City Council to place a proposal to raise the city’s hourly minimum wage to $15/hour on the November ballot.

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Eric Heins talks Teacher’s Victory and Right Wing Agenda

August 23, 2016

Eric Heins, President of California Teachers Association joins Rick to discuss the recent California State Supreme Court decision in Vergara vs. State of California that would have destroyed teacher tenure and been another knife in the back of the teaching profession upholding the reality that the problem is not tenure or TEACHERS. 

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Rebecca Vallas on Welfare Deform

August 23, 2016

Rebecca Vallas, Managing Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to talk about everything you ever wanted know about the President Bill Clinton era “Welfare Reform” Bill and how all the promises have worked for working people.

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Sharon Pillar talks Bright Future for Solar in PA

August 23, 2016

Sharon Pillar, Clean Energy Consultant currently working with Environmental Entrepreneurs or E2 joins Rick to discuss the national, nonpartisan group of business owners, investors and others advocating for smart energy policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment.

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The Rick Smith Show Full Three Hour Show 8-22-2016

August 22, 2016

Michael Shapiro, Hillary Clinton’s Economic Policy Advisor joins Rick to discuss the major economic differences between Secretary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump in areas of tax fairness, trade, and jobs.

Susannah Goodman, Director of the Voting Integrity Program at Common Cause joins Rick to discuss their new report Titled, “The Secret Ballot at Risk: Recommendations for Protecting Democracy” and answer questions around how secure internet voting really is?

Kevin Mahoney, Editor Zero at the Raging Chicken Press is back to give the latest on the ongoing contract negotiations between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and his union the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF). 

Fred Klonsky, Blogger, retired Chicago teacher joins Rick to discuss massive layoffs at the Chicago Public Schools and what these painful cuts will means for students and the future.

Troy Anthony LaRaviere, Chicago Schools Principal, President of Chicago Principals and Administrators Association joins Rick to discuss what the massive layoffs being pushed at the Chicago Public Schools will mean for administrators attempting to prepare for the start of the new year. 

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