Isaiah Poole on GOP Power Grab

April 8, 2017

Isaiah J. Poole, Communications Director, People’s Action joins Rick to discuss the bombing of a Syrian air base and the lengths at which the Senate Republicans and Republican Party will go to wrestle power form the people.  Welcome to the 19th century.

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The Rick Smith Show for 4-6-2017

April 6, 2017

John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania joins Rick to talk about his views on the Supreme Court standoff and why he believes Democrats should not have filibustered the nomination of Judge Gosuch.

Peter Greene, Teacher, Blogger joins Rick to discuss his recent post comparing the realities of school choice to Netflix marketing and what parents need to know about the choice being pedaled.

Kate Bahn, Economist at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to talk about April 4’s Equal Pay Day and to explain why the lack of pay equity is a drag on the economy and what needs to be done to ensure equal pay for equal work.

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John Fetterman on SCOTUS Showdown

April 6, 2017

John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania joins Rick to talk about his views on the Supreme Court standoff and why he believes Democrats should not have filibustered the nomination of Judge Gosuch.

 

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Peter Greene on Education Choice

April 6, 2017

Peter Greene, Teacher, Blogger joins Rick to discuss his recent post comparing the realities of school choice to Netflix marketing and what parents need to know about the choice being pedaled.

 

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Kate Bahn talks Equal Pay Realities

April 6, 2017

 

Kate Bahn, Economist at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to talk about April 4’s Equal Pay Day and to explain why the lack of pay equity is a drag on the economy and what needs to be done to ensure equal pay for equal work.

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The Rick Smith Show for 4-5-2017

April 5, 2017

Matthew Chapman, Contributor at Share Blue joins Rick to discuss the shortsighted nature of Donald Trump’s Autism Awareness proclamation and to talk about how #TheResistance is standing up against the onslaught of attacks.

Mike Levin, environmental attorney and announced Democratic candidate for Congress in California’s 49th District joins Rick to talk about why he has decided to run against Rep. Darrell Issa, what it will take for him to take on the richest man in congress, and how #TheResistance can be the key to changing America for the better. #MakeAmericaGoodAgain

John Neurohr, Co-Chair of Why Courts Matter Pennsylvania joins Rick to share the latest on Senate Republicans plans to blow up the US Senate’s rules with the extreme Nuclear option and what it will mean for the nation going forward.

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Matthew Chapman talks Trump Hypocrisy

April 5, 2017

Matthew Chapman, Contributor at Share Blue joins Rick to discuss the shortsighted nature of Donald Trump’s Autism Awareness proclamation and to talk about how #TheResistance is standing up against the onslaught of attacks.

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Mike Levin talks Taking on the Richest Man in Congress

April 5, 2017

Mike Levin, environmental attorney and announced Democratic candidate for Congress in California’s 49th District joins Rick to talk about why he has decided to run against Rep. Darrell Issa, what it will take for him to take on the richest man in congress, and how #TheResistance can be the key to changing America for the better. #MakeAmericaGoodAgain

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John Neurohr on GOP Nuking the Senate

April 5, 2017

John Neurohr, Co-Chair of Why Courts Matter Pennsylvania joins Rick to share the latest on Senate Republicans plans to blow up the US Senate’s rules with the extreme Nuclear option and what it will mean for the nation going forward.

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The Rick Smith Show for 4-4-2017

April 4, 2017

David Yankovich, Political Commentator and #FearNothing founder joins Rick to discuss how the pressure of citizens rising together caused the Democratic members of the US Senate to stand up and filibuster Trump’s nominee for SCOTUS and explain what #TheResistance needs to do moving forward.

Scott Dworkin, Co-Founder of @TheDemCoalition Dems Against Trump joins Rick to explain the ins and outs of why #RussiaGate is the issue of our time and to discuss what needs to be done to save of nation.

Christine Pellegrino, New York public school teacher and candidate for the 9th District seat in the May 23 Special Election for the New York State General Assembly joins Rick to explain why she has been called to throw her hat in the ring and discuss her policies and vision.

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David Yankovich exposes GOP Hypocrisy

April 4, 2017

David Yankovich, Political Commentator and #FearNothing founder joins Rick to discuss how the pressure of citizens rising together caused the Democratic members of the US Senate to stand up and filibuster Trump’s nominee for SCOTUS and explain what #TheResistance needs to do moving forward.

 

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Scott Dworkin talks #RussiaGate Realities

April 4, 2017

Scott Dworkin, Co-Founder of @TheDemCoalition Dems Against Trump joins Rick to explain the ins and outs of why #RussiaGate is the issue of our time and to discuss what needs to be done to save of nation.

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Christine Pellegrino talks Jump from Classroom to Political Ring

April 4, 2017

Christine Pellegrino, New York public school teacher and candidate for the 9th District seat in the May 23 Special Election for the New York State General Assembly joins Rick to explain why she has been called to throw her hat in the ring and discuss her policies and vision.

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The Rick Smith Show for 4-3-2017

April 3, 2017

Propane Jane, Activist and Writer joins Rick for a weekly dose of sanity to share her thoughts on the Madness of King Trump and help to rally those who are overwhelmed by the shock and outrage.

Helaine Olen, author and writer joins Rick to discuss the breaking Onion story on Vice President Pence refusing to dine with Mrs. Butterworth while his wife is away and how serious this extreme mentality harms women.

Bill Scher, Contributing Editor at POLITICO Magazine joins Rick to discuss what Democratic senator should do as the Republicans continue to rush the nomination of Judge Gorsuch through to fill Merrick Garland’s stolen seat.  Should the Democrats fear the nuclear option?

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Propane Jane talks Madness of King Trump

April 3, 2017

Propane Jane, Activist and Writer joins Rick for a weekly dose of sanity to share her thoughts on the Madness of King Trump and help to rally those who are overwhelmed by the shock and outrage.

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Helaine Olen talks Mrs. Butterworth Shown the Door by VP

April 3, 2017

Helaine Olen, author and writer joins Rick to discuss the breaking Onion story on Vice President Pence refusing to dine with Mrs. Butterworth while his wife is away and how serious this extreme mentality harms women.

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Bill Scher talks Dems SCOTUS Dilemma

April 3, 2017

Bill Scher, Contributing Editor at POLITICO Magazine joins Rick to discuss what Democratic senator should do as the Republicans continue to rush the nomination of Judge Gorsuch through to fill Merrick Garland’s stolen seat.  Should the Democrats fear the nuclear option?

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The Rick Smith Show for 3-31-2017

March 31, 2017

Christopher Stroop, Writer, Scholar, Ex-Evangelical, and Stanford Ph.D. in Russian history joins Rick to discuss recent news coming out about Russia’s involvement in hacking the 2016 US elections and what authoritarian ties bind Russia, Trump, and the Religious Right in America.

Matías Vernengo, Professor of Economics at Bucknell University and Naked Keynesianism Blogger joins Rick to discuss the growing student auto loan debt as household debt shifts from mortgages to student loans and what the means for the economy and policy makers.

Isaiah J. Poole, Communications Director with People’s Action and the People’s Action Institute joins Rick to take a look back at the week that was and examine all of the bizarre news surrounding Trump, Russia, and the political theater being played out with every Trump Tweet.

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Christopher Stroop talks The Ties that Bind Trump’s GOP, Russia, & Religious Right

March 31, 2017

Christopher Stroop, Writer, Scholar, Ex-Evangelical, and Stanford Ph.D. in Russian history joins Rick to discuss recent news coming out about Russia’s involvement in hacking the 2016 US elections and what authoritarian ties bind Russia, Trump, and the Religious Right in America.

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Matias Vernengo on Growing Student Debt

March 31, 2017

Matías Vernengo, Professor of Economics at Bucknell University and Naked Keynesianism Blogger joins Rick to discuss the growing student auto loan debt as household debt shifts from mortgages to student loans and what the means for the economy and policy makers.

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