The Rick Smith Show Full Three Hours Show for 9-29-2016

September 29, 2016

Frank Clemente, Executive Director of Americans for Tax Fairness joins Rick to discuss Monday night’s debate focusing on why Donald Trump has continually refused to release his tax returns and what the possible reasons could be for the Trump camp’s willingness to continue the media attention.

Andy Hoover, Legislative Director with ACLU of Pennsylvania joins Rick to talk about the Pennsylvania Senate’s recently passed Asset Forfeiture Bill, what’s in it, and why his organizations believes it’s not enough to protect citizens from having their property stolen by authorities.

Pete Dominick, Comedian and Host of Stand Up with Pete on SiriusXM Insight joins Rick to share his experience on Monday night at Hofstra University’s hosting of the Presidential debate and examine the bizarre aftermath as the spin machines shift into warp speed.

Will Fischer, Executive Director of the Union Veterans Council joins Rick to talk about his organization’s opposition to GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s positions and statements regarding veterans and veteran’s issues and examine where Hillary Clinton stands on veteran issues. 

Tyler Cherry, Media Matters Researcher breaks out the BS meter on Fake News as he joins Rick to talk about the recent Fox News memo telling their hosts not to use online polls and other unscientific polls in their broadcasts.  Basically they were told to stop making stuff up.  Has Fox News gone too far? 

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Frank Clemente on Trump’s Taxes & WHY He’ll Never Release Them

September 29, 2016

Frank Clemente, Executive Director of Americans for Tax Fairness joins Rick to discuss Monday night’s debate focusing on why Donald Trump has continually refused to release his tax returns and what the possible reasons could be for the Trump camp’s willingness to continue the media attention.

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Andy Hoover exposes Seriously Flawed PA Forfeiture Bill

September 29, 2016

Andy Hoover, Legislative Director with ACLU of Pennsylvania joins Rick to talk about the Pennsylvania Senate’s recently passed Asset Forfeiture Bill, what’s in it, and why his organizations believes it’s not enough to protect citizens from having their property stolen by authorities.

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Pete Dominick bring Truth and Humor to Debate Night Spin

September 29, 2016

Pete Dominick, Comedian and Host of Stand Up with Pete on SiriusXM Insight joins Rick to share his experience on Monday night at Hofstra University’s hosting of the Presidential debate and examine the bizarre aftermath as the spin machines shift into warp speed.

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Will Fischer Calls Out Charlatan Chicken Hawk Trump

September 29, 2016

Will Fischer, Executive Director of the Union Veterans Council joins Rick to talk about his organization’s opposition to GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s positions and statements regarding veterans and veteran’s issues and examine where Hillary Clinton stands on veteran issues.

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Tyler Cherry Breaks Out the BS Meter on Fake News

September 29, 2016

Tyler Cherry, Media Matters Researcher breaks out the BS meter on Fake News as he joins Rick to talk about the recent Fox News memo telling their hosts not to use online polls and other unscientific polls in their broadcasts.  Basically they were told to stop making stuff up.  Has Fox News gone too far? 

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The Rick Smith Show Full Three Hours Show for 9-28-2016

September 28, 2016

Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK joins Rick to discuss her organizations recent launch of “Presidential Bigotry Watch” to monitor and call attention to all the hateful things said in the campaign and to talk about her upcoming Harrisburg event.

Ken Mash, President of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) joins Rick to give an update on the ongoing contract negotiations between his union’s members and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education as we countdown the days until the October 19th strike deadline.

Ed Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO (TTD) joins Rick to talk infrastructure and the need to invest now in light of both presidential candidates’ positions on rebuilding the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges, and vital infrastructure.

Peter Van Buren, Author of GHOSTS OF TOM JOAD and WE MEANT WELL joins Rick to share his unique perspective on Monday night’s debate and discuss why Democrats should not be celebrating a Hillary victory just yet.  

Dr. Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center joins Rick to share his thoughts on trade policy and the re-shoring of American jobs in the context of the recent presidential debate and to discuss how investing in America and its workers are needed now more than ever.

Jess McIntosh, Director of Communications Outreach with Hillary For America joins Rick to give the Team Hillary response to Monday night’s debate performance and to discuss the after excuses given by the Trump campaign for his poor performance.  

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Sister Simone Campbell on Presidential Bigotry Watch

September 28, 2016

Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK joins Rick to discuss her organizations recent launch of “Presidential Bigotry Watch” to monitor and call attention to all the hateful things said in the campaign and to talk about her upcoming Harrisburg event.

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Ed Wytkind talks Debate Rhetoric on Infrastructure

September 28, 2016

Ed Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO (TTD) joins Rick to talk infrastructure and the need to invest now in light of both presidential candidates’ positions on rebuilding the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges, and vital infrastructure.

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Dr. Herzenberg talks Writing the Right Paper on Trade

September 28, 2016

Dr. Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center joins Rick to share his thoughts on trade policy and the re-shoring of American jobs in the context of the recent presidential debate and to discuss how investing in America and its workers are needed now more than ever.

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Jess McIntosh talks Trump Importance of Misogyny

September 28, 2016

Jess McIntosh, Director of Communications Outreach with Hillary For America joins Rick to give the Team Hillary response to Monday night’s debate performance and to discuss the after excuses given by the Trump campaign for his poor performance.  

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Ken Mash talks Truth in Contract Negotiations

September 28, 2016

Ken Mash, President of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) joins Rick to give an update on the ongoing contract negotiations between his union’s members and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education as we countdown the days until the October 19th strike deadline.

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Peter Van Buren on Why Trump Could with PA & OH

September 28, 2016

Peter Van Buren, Author of GHOSTS OF TOM JOAD and WE MEANT WELL joins Rick to share his unique perspective on Monday night’s debate and discuss why Democrats should not be celebrating a Hillary victory just yet. 

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The Rick Smith Show Full Three Hours Show for 9-27-2016

September 27, 2016

John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock Pennsylvania joins Rick to discuss what he encountered at last night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University and what reaction he got as probably the only guy in shorts.

Alex Fattore, locked out long time Just Born employee joins Rick to talk about the ongoing lockout at Just Born Incorporated, what led to the workers being kicked to the curb, and what they are doing to fight back against this radical move by the company to impose its will.

Will Ragland, Campaign Director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund joins Rick to share his thoughts on the first presidential debate focusing on concerns over national security and the Trump image around the globe. 

Katie McGinty, Democratic candidate for US Senate joins Rick fresh off her campaign appearance with Vice President Joe Biden in Philadelphia to talk about her bid to unseat GOP incumbent Senator Pat Toomey and to discuss why Senator Toomey’s ideology is hurting Pennsylvania’s workers. 

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Mayor John Fetterman on Being the Only Guy at the Debate in Shorts

September 27, 2016

John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock Pennsylvania joins Rick to discuss what he encountered at last night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University and what reaction he got as probably the only guy in shorts.

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Alex Fattore talks No Justice!!! No Peeps!!!

September 27, 2016

Alex Fattore, locked out long time Just Born employee joins Rick to talk about the ongoing lockout at Just Born Incorporated, what led to the workers being kicked to the curb, and what they are doing to fight back against this radical move by the company to impose its will.

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WIll Ragland shares Thoughts on Trumptastrophy

September 27, 2016

Will Ragland, Campaign Director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund joins Rick to share his thoughts on the first presidential debate focusing on concerns over national security and the Trump image around the globe. 

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Katie McGinty talks Debate and US Senate Bid

September 27, 2016

Katie McGinty, Democratic candidate for US Senate joins Rick fresh off her campaign appearance with Vice President Joe Biden in Philadelphia to talk about her bid to unseat GOP incumbent Senator Pat Toomey and to discuss why Senator Toomey’s ideology is hurting Pennsylvania’s workers. 

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The Rick Smith Show Full Three Hour Show for 9-26-2016

September 26, 2016

Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing joins Rick to preview the first presidential debate and to discuss the issues his organization hopes will be front and center as the candidates square off face to face.

Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA), joins Rick as a Clinton spokesperson to give his take on what the first presidential debate has instore for viewers as the two candidates take the stage.  

Rick Bloomingdale, President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO joins Rick to highlight the work the labor movement is doing in Pennsylvania to get union members out to vote and to discuss his thoughts on what worker issues should be brought up at during the first presidential debate.

Kevin Mahoney, Editor Zero at the Raging Chicken Press joins Rick to discuss the latest news and organizing going on at the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities and colleges since the recent strike deadline issued by theAssociation of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) who represent the workers.

Ceresta Smith, co-founder of United Opt Out National, a veteran educator with over twenty-five years of teaching experience in the areas of English/language arts and television production joins Rick to discuss the upcoming UOO Education and Civil Rights Summit being held on October 14 & 15 in Houston, TX and why now is the time for action. 


Zakary Rodriguez, executive board member of the Houston Federation of Teachers joins Rick to discuss the upcoming UOO Education and Civil Rights Summit being held on October 14 & 15 in Houston, TX and answer why Houston, and why is now the time for action.

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Scott Paul on Necessary Debate Night Issues

September 26, 2016

Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing joins Rick to preview the first presidential debate and to discuss the issues his organization hopes will be front and center as the candidates square off face to face.

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