The Rick Smith Show for 3-9-2017

March 9, 2017

Crystal Willaims, Striking Surgical Oncology Nurse at Delaware County Memorial Hospital joins Rick to explain why nurses at her hospital took to the picket line and what reaction they’ve received from the hospital, and the community.

Pennsylvania State Representative Jamie Santora joins Rick to talk about, why as a Republican legislator he is supporting the striking/locked out nurses at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and why he supports legislation for mandatory minimum staffing levels at hospitals. 

Ulrich Boser, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and author of the newly released book on the science of learning titled “Learn Better” joins Rick to answer the question, “Is everything we know about learning wrong?” and to share some of his experiences researching the topic.  

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Crystal Williams from the Picket Line on Why Nurses Went On Strike

March 9, 2017

Crystal Willaims, Striking Surgical Oncology Nurse at Delaware County Memorial Hospital joins Rick to explain why nurses at her hospital took to the picket line and what reaction they’ve received from the hospital, and the community.

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GOP Rep. Santora standing with Striking Nurses

March 9, 2017

Pennsylvania State Representative Jamie Santora joins Rick to talk about, why as a Republican legislator he is supporting the striking/locked out nurses at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and why he supports legislation for mandatory minimum staffing levels at hospitals. 

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Ulrich Boser talks Everything We Know about Learning is Wrong

March 9, 2017

Ulrich Boser, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and author of the newly released book on the science of learning titled “Learn Better” joins Rick to answer the question, “Is everything we know about learning wrong?” and to share some of his experiences researching the topic.  

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The Rick Smith Show for 3-8-2017

March 8, 2017
 

Helaine Olen, journalist and author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry, and The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be so Complicated joins Rick to discuss International Woman’s Day day of action, a “Day Without a Woman” as women across are going on a one day strike to highlight wage theft/disparity, and harassment.

Khary Penebaker, Former Congressional Candidate in Wisconsin’s 5th congressional district joins Rick to share most recent town hall experience where he was manhandled by a police officer for the crime of question his member of congress at a public meeting.

Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center joins Rick to discuss their analysis of what the Republican “replace” plan will mean for Pennsylvania residents and what the uncertainty of massive changes could mean for the state budget plans moving into the future.

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Helaine Olen talks Women in the Streets

March 8, 2017

Helaine Olen, journalist and author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry, and The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be so Complicated joins Rick to discuss International Woman’s Day day of action, a “Day Without a Woman” as women across are going on a one day strike to highlight wage theft/disparity, and harassment.

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Khary Penebaker talks Reality of Red Area Town Hall

March 8, 2017

Khary Penebaker, Former Congressional Candidate in Wisconsin’s 5th congressional district joins Rick to share most recent town hall experience where he was manhandled by a police officer for the crime of question his member of congress at a public meeting.

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Marc Stier setting the Record Straight on AHCA

March 8, 2017

Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center joins Rick to discuss their analysis of what the Republican “replace” plan will mean for Pennsylvania residents and what the uncertainty of massive changes could mean for the state budget plans moving into the future.

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The Rick Smith Show for 3-7-2017

March 7, 2017

David Yankovich, founder of #FearNothing joins Rick to discuss the latest news and information coming out of the Trump Administration and explain citizens need to be focusing on to move the nation back to sanity.  Tell David you support his run for public office. 

Mitchell Robinson, chair of music education at Michigan State University and Badass Teachers Association blogger joins Rick to explain how dangerous Billionaire Betsy Devos can be as Secretary of Education based on her record in harming Michigan’s public schools, especially in poor and working class districts. Check out Privatize, Monetize, Weaponize: How the DeVos family devoured Michigan’s schools

Amy Dube, Massachusetts Teacher and Badass Teachers Association member joins Rick to talk about her home state’s Number 1 education ranking in the nation, what they are doing right, and how the privateers are pushing in Massachusetts to change that success.

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David Yankovich on the Latest from the Trumpster Fire

March 7, 2017

David Yankovich, founder of #FearNothing joins Rick to discuss the latest news and information coming out of the Trump Administration and explain citizens need to be focusing on to move the nation back to sanity.  Tell David you support his run for public office. 

David said today that he's thinking about traveling to meet ppl in the NE as he decides to run. Do you want David to come to your state?  Would you be willing to help plan or host an event? Let us know Rick@TheRickSmithShow.com

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Mitchell Robinson explain Devos Devastation in Michigan

March 7, 2017

Mitchell Robinson, chair of music education at Michigan State University and Badass Teachers Association blogger joins Rick to explain how dangerous Billionaire Betsy Devos can be as Secretary of Education based on her record in harming Michigan’s public schools, especially in poor and working class districts. Check out Privatize, Monetize, Weaponize: How the DeVos family devoured Michigan’s schools

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Amy Dube talks Education in the Best State to Live In in the Country

March 7, 2017

Amy Dube, Massachusetts Teacher and Badass Teachers Association member joins Rick to talk about her home state’s Number 1 education ranking in the nation, what they are doing right, and how the privateers are pushing in Massachusetts to change that success.

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The Rick Smith Show for 3-6-2017

March 6, 2017

Propane Jane joins Rick to bring the sanity in an otherwise upside down political world as she points out very troubling behavior patterns exhibited by President Donald Trump and explains the what’s, why’s, and how’s of fighting back against the radical distractions.

Tim Shorrock, Washington-based journalist and author of Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing joins Rick to talk about the March on Mississippi as autoworkers, community activists, clergy, and social justice organizations took to the streets of Canton, MS in a massive show of solidarity.

Cathy Glasson, SEIU International Executive Board, the National Nurse Alliance Leadership Committee, and President of SEIU Iowa joins Rick to discuss the ongoing war on working in her state and what the attacks in Iowa are important for workers across the nation.

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Propane Jane talks #InStabilityinChief

March 6, 2017

Propane Jane joins Rick to bring the sanity in an otherwise upside down political world as she points out very troubling behavior patterns exhibited by President Donald Trump and explains the what’s, why’s, and how’s of fighting back against the radical distractions.

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Tim Shorrock talks Organizing the South

March 6, 2017

Tim Shorrock, Washington-based journalist and author of Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing joins Rick to talk about the March on Mississippi as autoworkers, community activists, clergy, and social justice organizations took to the streets of Canton, MS in a massive show of solidarity.

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Cathy Glasson Talks War on Workers

March 6, 2017

Cathy Glasson, SEIU International Executive Board, the National Nurse Alliance Leadership Committee, and President of SEIU Iowa joins Rick to discuss the ongoing war on working in her state and what the attacks in Iowa are important for workers across the nation.

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The Rick Smith Show for 3-3-2017

March 3, 2017

David Yankovich, former military intelligence analyst, and political activist joins Rick to discuss the latest on Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III meeting with Russian ambassador/operative and why this, in addition to all the other allegations demands a special independent commission needs to be convened.  

Matías Vernengo, Professor of Economics at Bucknell University joins Rick to talk about the realities of Wall Street’s record highs, how the mix of working class jobs has changed over the years, and what that means for the future of the working class.

Isaiah Poole, communication director at People’s Action joins Rick to share his experience protesting Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III in Washington DC, why the most recent revelations are important, and what citizens need to be doing to save democracy.

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David Yankovich demands Sessions Resignation

March 3, 2017

David Yankovich, former military intelligence analyst, and political activist joins Rick to discuss the latest on Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III meeting with Russian ambassador/operative and why this, in addition to all the other allegations demands a special independent commission needs to be convened.  

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Matias Vernengo talks Reality of Working Class Jobs

March 3, 2017

Matías Vernengo, Professor of Economics at Bucknell University joins Rick to talk about the realities of Wall Street’s record highs, how the mix of working class jobs has changed over the years, and what that means for the future of the working class.

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Isaiah Poole on Sessions Protest

March 3, 2017

Isaiah Poole, communication director at People’s Action joins Rick to share his experience protesting Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III in Washington DC, why the most recent revelations are important, and what citizens need to be doing to save democracy.

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