Erica DuBois talks Teacher’s Striking for Dignity

April 5, 2018

Erica DuBois, New Jersey Public School Teacher and Springfield Township New Jersey Deputy Mayor joins Rick to talk about the recent strike in her Jersey City district, why a strike was necessary, and to discuss the recent uprising of fed up teachers across the nation.

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The Rick Smith Show 4-4-2018

April 5, 2018

Khary Penebaker, DNC Member amd #GunViolence Survivor joins Rick to talk about the 50th Anniversary of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and discuss what his legacy means to the organizers and marchers of today.  

Sarah Burris, Reporter at Raw Story joins Rick to talk about the teacher uprising in Oklahoma as the state’s governor compared teachers to Antifa and a teenager wanting a new car, reactions from other Oklahoma republicans, and to talk about the Tippy Top House and Easter Bunny’s reaction.

Max Richtman, CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare joins Rick to discuss the attacks on the nation’s social programs as Republicans once again have given massive tax breaks to the wealthy and are now crying poverty and looking to cut “entitlements.”

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Khary Penebaker talks 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s Murder

April 5, 2018

Khary Penebaker, DNC Member amd #GunViolence Survivor joins Rick to talk about the 50th Anniversary of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and discuss what his legacy means to the organizers and marchers of today.  

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Sarah Burris on Oklahoma Teachers Strike

April 5, 2018

Sarah Burris, Reporter at Raw Story joins Rick to talk about the teacher uprising in Oklahoma as the state’s governor compared teachers to Antifa and a teenager wanting a new car, reactions from other Oklahoma republicans, and to talk about the Tippy Top House and Easter Bunny’s reaction.

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Max Richtman talks Social Security Attacks

April 5, 2018

Max Richtman, CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare joins Rick to discuss the attacks on the nation’s social programs as Republicans once again have given massive tax breaks to the wealthy and are now crying poverty and looking to cut “entitlements.”

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The Rick Smith Show 4-3-2018

April 3, 2018

David Yankovich, Political Strategist join Rick to discuss the first jail sentence being handed down in the Mueller investigation, Trump’s Tip Top Shape house, and the insanity of #EasterFools day.

Sally Hardin, research analyst for the Energy and Environment War Room at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss the recent news surrounding Scott Pruitt’s EPA excesses, his Superman Phone Booth, hyper paranoid need for 24/7 Secret Service protections, and his subsidized DC housing.

Andrew Yang, founder of Venture for America, author of The War on Normal People: The Truth About America¹s Disappearing Jobs and Why Basic Universal Income is Our Future, and 2020 Democratic candidate for President joins Rick to discuss his new book, the need for an income floor, and his run for President.

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David Yankovich on First Jail Sentence of the Mueller Investigation

April 3, 2018

David Yankovich, Political Strategist join Rick to discuss the first jail sentence being handed down in the Mueller investigation, Trump’s Tip Top Shape house, and the insanity of #EasterFools day.

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Sally Hardin talks EPA Madness

April 3, 2018

Sally Hardin, research analyst for the Energy and Environment War Room at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss the recent news surrounding Scott Pruitt’s EPA excesses, his Superman Phone Booth, hyper paranoid need for 24/7 Secret Service protections, and his subsidized DC housing.

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Andrew Yang talks Universal Basic Income

April 3, 2018

Andrew Yang, founder of Venture for America, author of The War on Normal People: The Truth About America¹s Disappearing Jobs and Why Basic Universal Income is Our Future, and 2020 Democratic candidate for President joins Rick to discuss his new book, the need for an income floor, and his run for President.

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The Rick Smith Show 4-2-2018

April 3, 2018

Jason Griffith, Kentucky teacher joins Rick to discuss why teachers in Kentucky are in the streets and not the classroom and what the state’s politicians are doing to teachers and public education.

Propane Jane, #InsanityInChief founder joins Rick to discuss the recent Easter Holiday insanity coming from the White House, a wall for Mexico’s southern border, and the chaos of the overly misinformed.

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Jason Griffith talks Kentucky Teachers Strike

April 3, 2018

Jason Griffith, Kentucky teacher joins Rick to discuss why teachers in Kentucky are in the streets and not the classroom and what the state’s politicians are doing to teachers and public education.

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Propane Jane on #InstabilityInChief Easter Fools Day

April 3, 2018

Propane Jane, #InsanityInChief founder joins Rick to discuss the recent Easter Holiday insanity coming from the White House, a wall for Mexico’s southern border, and the chaos of the overly misinformed.

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The Rick Smith Show 3-29-2018

March 30, 2018

Edward F. Mooney. Vice President CWA District 2-13 joins Rick to talk about the end of the Frontier workers strike in West Virginia and Virginia and the job security they won as a result of the 3-week long strike. 

Scott Dworkin, Co-Founder of The Democratic Coalition and Host of The #DworkinReport joins Rick to discuss the recent developments in the latest episode of as the White House Turns and talk about what the Mueller may bring in the coming weeks.

Liz Kennedy, senior director of Democracy and Government Reform at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss the Trump administration’s proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census and why this is a purely political move to continue to divide the country.

Aaron Baker, Oklahoma Public School Teacher-8th Grade U.S. History joins Rick to talk about the coming walkout by Oklahoma teachers on Monday April 2 and to discuss their demands for better wages, hours, conditions, and opportunities for their students.

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Ed Mooney talks Frontier Strike Win

March 30, 2018

Edward F. Mooney. Vice President CWA District 2-13 joins Rick to talk about the end of the Frontier workers strike in West Virginia and Virginia and the job security they won as a result of the 3-week long strike. 

 

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Scott Dworkin talks As The Trump Turns

March 30, 2018

Scott Dworkin, Co-Founder of The Democratic Coalition and Host of The #DworkinReport joins Rick to discuss the recent developments in the latest episode of as the White House Turns and talk about what the Mueller may bring in the coming weeks.

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Liz Kennedy talks Trump’s Politicizing the Census

March 30, 2018

Liz Kennedy, senior director of Democracy and Government Reform at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss the Trump administration’s proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census and why this is a purely political move to continue to divide the country.

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Aaron Baker on Oklahoma Walkout

March 30, 2018

Aaron Baker, Oklahoma Public School Teacher-8th Grade U.S. History joins Rick to talk about the coming walkout by Oklahoma teachers on Monday April 2 and to discuss their demands for better wages, hours, conditions, and opportunities for their students.

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The Rick Smith Show 3-28-2018

March 29, 2018

Kathay Feng, national redistricting director at Common Cause joins Rick to discuss the days US Supreme Court’s hearing oral arguments on a Maryland gerrymandering case that could potentially end partisan gerrymandering ushering a new, hopefully fairer way of drawing legislative maps. 

Sarah Burris reporter at Raw Story joins Rick to discuss the top stories of the day and Stormy, Stormy, Stormy. 

Ken Mash, President. Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties joins Rick to explain why US News and World Report has ranked Pennsylvania dead last in the country for higher education because of costs, a state legislature that has walked away from education, and why his organization supports Pennsylvania Promise and Senate Bill 1111.

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Kathay Feng on SCOTUS Arguments on Fair Redistricting

March 29, 2018

Kathay Feng, national redistricting director at Common Cause joins Rick to discuss the days US Supreme Court’s hearing oral arguments on a Maryland gerrymandering case that could potentially end partisan gerrymandering ushering a new, hopefully fairer way of drawing legislative maps.

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Sarah Burris talks Story of the Day

March 29, 2018

Sarah Burris, reporter at Raw Story joins Rick to discuss the top stories of the day and Stormy, Stormy, Stormy.

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