The Rick Smith Show for 4-20-2017

April 20, 2017

Andy Spears, Communications Director for The Resistance Party joins Rick to discuss the growing movement’s influence, their goals and vision for the future of the nation, and explain how #TheResistance is different from the right-wing Tea Party.

Peter Dooley, senior organizer at National COSH and President of LaborSafe joins Rick to remember the anniversary of the April 17, 2013 West Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 workers and first responders and the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion that killed 11 workers and to discuss what has been done since to prevent future death on the job.

Joe Valenti, Director of Consumer Finance at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss the possibility of President Trump using an executive order to gut the Dodd-Frank regulatory safeguards passed by congress and signed into law by President Obama after the 2008 economic collapse that cost millions of working class citizens their jobs, homes, saving, and retirement.

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