The Rick Smith Show 4-18-2018

April 19, 2018

The Rick Smith Show from the Teamster's Public Sector Conference from San Diego, CA 

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The Rick Smith Show 4-16-2018

April 16, 2018

Tim Hogan, Spokesperson for the Not One Penny coalition joins Rick to talk about the Tax Day Marches across the nation and discuss the effect Trump’s tax scheme has had on citizens.

Arthur Delaney, HuffPost Political reporter joins Rick to discuss the recent Republican policy push to mandate drug testing for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP) and how it will effect children, families, farmers, and corporate interests.

Propane Jane is back in session as Rick asked about 1955 Little League Pledge being recited at kids baseball games and what forced displays of patriotism or religiosity means, and Comey, Hannity, and #InStabilityinChief

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Tim Hogan talks Tax March

April 16, 2018

Tim Hogan, Spokesperson for the Not One Penny coalition joins Rick to talk about the Tax Day Marches across the nation and discuss the effect Trump’s tax scheme has had on citizens.

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Art Delaney talks GOP Pee Obsession

April 16, 2018

Arthur Delaney, HuffPost Political reporter joins Rick to discuss the recent Republican policy push to mandate drug testing for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP) and how it will effect children, families, farmers, and corporate interests.

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Propane Jane is in Session

April 16, 2018

Propane Jane is back in session as Rick asked about 1955 Little League Pledge being recited at kids baseball games and what forced displays of patriotism or religiosity means, and Comey, Hannity, and #InStabilityinChief

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The Rick Smith Show 4-13-2018

April 13, 2018

John Stovall, President of Teamsters Local 783 joins Rick to talk about the day’s events in Kentucky as public-sector workers once again hit the streets to protest their Governor’s veto of a really bad budget and legislature overriding the veto and what it will mean for the state’s workers and their future.

 

Scott Dworkin, CO-founder of The Democratic Coalition and host of the #DworkinReport joins Rick to discuss the news of the day that saw the President Wag the Dog by bombing Syria and to talk about all the scandal and chaos surrounding the administration.

Isaiah Poole, founder of Poole Media joins Rick to discuss the bombing of Syria and to assess what it’s impact will have going forward as it appears it was carried out over the advise of Defense Secretary Mattis.

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John Stovall explain Why Workers are in the Streets of Kentucky

April 13, 2018

John Stovall, President of Teamsters Local 783 joins Rick to talk about the day’s events in Kentucky as public-sector workers once again hit the streets to protest their Governor’s veto of a really bad budget and legislature overriding the veto and what it will mean for the state’s workers and their future.

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Scott Dworkin on Bombs Dropping in Syria

April 13, 2018

Scott Dworkin, CO-founder of The Democratic Coalition and host of the #DworkinReport joins Rick to discuss the news of the day that saw the President Wag the Dog by bombing Syria and to talk about all the scandal and chaos surrounding the administration.

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Isaiah Poole on Syria Bombing

April 13, 2018

Isaiah Poole, founder of Poole Media joins Rick to discuss the bombing of Syria and to assess what it’s impact will have going forward as it appears it was carried out over the advise of Defense Secretary Mattis.

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The Rick Smith Show 4-12-2018

April 13, 2018

Peter Morley, Patient advocate, cancer survivor & lupus warrior joins Rick to discuss the right-wing attack on the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Medicare and what it means to people like him and others.

Patrick McHugh, executive director of Priorities USA joins Rick to discuss what issues and policy priorities Democrats need to focus on in the coming election.

 

Sara Green, Kentucky public school teacher joins Rick to talk about Friday’s big rally in Kentucky and what teachers and public sectors workers are demanding from the Republican led legislature.

 

Brittany Alexander, Ohio BATs Leadership Team Member joins Rick to talk about holding elected officials accountable and voting for pro-education candidates.

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Peter Morley talks Fighting for Patients Rights and Health Care

April 13, 2018

Peter Morley, Patient advocate, cancer survivor & lupus warrior joins Rick to discuss the right-wing attack on the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Medicare and what it means to people like him and others.

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Patrick McHugh 2018 Priorities for Dems

April 13, 2018

Patrick McHugh, executive director of Priorities USA joins Rick to discuss what issues and policy priorities Democrats need to focus on in the coming election.

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Sara Green talks Kentucky Rally and Demands

April 13, 2018

Sara Green, Kentucky public school teacher joins Rick to talk about Friday’s big rally in Kentucky and what teachers and public sectors workers are demanding from the Republican led legislature.

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Brittany Alexander talks Holding Elected Officials Accountable

April 13, 2018

Brittany Alexander, Ohio BATs Leadership Team Member joins Rick to talk about holding elected officials accountable and voting for pro-education candidates.

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The Rick Smith Show 4-11-2018

April 11, 2018

Katie Hancock, Kentucky State Employee and member of Kentucky United We Stand joins Rick to explain what is happening in Kentucky as public sector workers and supporters plan to rally on Friday against what the state’s Republican governor and general assembly has done to their pensions.

David Yankovich, digital strategist and former congressional candidate in Paul Ryan’s home district joins Rick to talk about the news announcement that Speaker Ryan has decided not to seek reelection and what that means for the Democratic Party working to regain control of the US House of Representatives.

Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center joins Rick to discuss pushing policies for Fair Overtime Pay for Salaried Workers and what it would mean for workers and their families. 

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Katie Hancock talks Workers Uprising in Kentucky

April 11, 2018

Katie Hancock, Kentucky State Employee and member of Kentucky United We Stand joins Rick to explain what is happening in Kentucky as public sector workers and supporters plan to rally on Friday against what the state’s Republican governor and general assembly has done to their pensions.

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David Yankovich talks Paul Ryan Quitting

April 11, 2018

David Yankovich, digital strategist and former congressional candidate in Paul Ryan’s home district joins Rick to talk about the news announcement that Speaker Ryan has decided not to seek reelection and what that means for the Democratic Party working to regain control of the US House of Representatives.

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Stephen Herzenberg talks Returning Reward to Work with Overtime Rule

April 11, 2018

Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center joins Rick to discuss pushing policies for Fair Overtime Pay for Salaried Workers and what it would mean for workers and their families.

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The Rick Smith Show 4-10-2018

April 11, 2018

Sarah Burris, reporter at Rawstory joins Rick to discuss the top stories of the day at RawStory and share her thoughts on Michael Cohen’s offices being raided by the FBI.

Shilpa Phadke is the vice president of the Women’s Initiative at American Progress joins Rick to discuss Equal Pay Day and how to push for policies to ensure equal pay for equal work.

Scott Dworkin, co-founder of The Democratic Coalition joins Rick to discuss the raid on Michael Cohen’s offices, Stormy weather for the President, and whether or not Democrats should run on and pursue impeachment.

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Sarah Burris talks Story of the Day and Stormy Weather in DC

April 11, 2018

Sarah Burris, reporter at Rawstory joins Rick to discuss the top stories of the day at RawStory and share her thoughts on Michael Cohen’s offices being raided by the FBI.

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