The Rick Smith Show
Broken Systems | 9-24-21 (1st Hour)

Broken Systems | 9-24-21 (1st Hour)

September 24, 2021

Rick opens the show with commentary on the need for significant labor law reform and he also gives a few recent examples to prove his point. Then we are joined by Registered Nurse Marlena Pellegrino for a continued discussion on a number of current workplace concerns and what we can and should do about them. We close the first hour with further discussion on our broken healthcare system, how it got that way, and those responsible for keeping it broken so the rich can get richer.

Broken Systems | 9-24-21 (2nd Hour)

Broken Systems | 9-24-21 (2nd Hour)

September 24, 2021

The second hour begins with Sarah Burris of RawStory for our weekly breakdown of news and events in and around Washington DC and beyond. Then we close the show with former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney, who will help us try to understand what happened to the party he once represented in the Capitol. 

Joe Walsh talks Last Days of the GOP

Joe Walsh talks Last Days of the GOP

September 23, 2021

Rick is joined by former Illinois Congressman and Presidential Candidate Joe Walsh to talk about Trump’s six-point-plan to overturn the 2020 election, and why it didn’t work.

Jason Stanford Remembers Jade Helm 15

Jason Stanford Remembers Jade Helm 15

September 23, 2021

Rick is joined by author and education expert Jason Stanford for a look at some recent challenges in our classrooms, using his book “Forget the Alamo” to help us examine some of the manufactured controversies currently hindering the education process in America.

PA State Rep Chris Rabb talks GO100PA Climate Plan

PA State Rep Chris Rabb talks GO100PA Climate Plan

September 23, 2021

Pennsylvania State Representative Chris Rabb joins us for a discussion about our energy future and new legislation designed to make the state to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

www.GO100PA.com

 

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A Walk Down Conspiracy Lane | 9-23-21 (1st Hour)

A Walk Down Conspiracy Lane | 9-23-21 (1st Hour)

September 23, 2021

Rick opens the show with commentary on America’s love affair with conspiracy theories and just how long this nonsense has been among us. Then we are joined by former Illinois Congressman and Presidential Candidate Joe Walsh to talk about Trump’s six-point-plan to overturn the 2020 election, and why it didn’t work. We close the first hour with author and education expert Jason Stanford for a look at some recent challenges in our classrooms, using his book “Forget the Alamo” to help us examine some of the manufactured controversies currently hindering the education process in America.

A Walk Down Conspiracy Lane | 9-23-21 (2nd Hour)

A Walk Down Conspiracy Lane | 9-23-21 (2nd Hour)

September 23, 2021

The second hour begins with Pennsylvania State Representative Chris Rabb and a discussion about our energy future and new legislation designed to make the state to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Then we close the show with former GOP Congressman turned political analyst Bob Ney for a discussion on everything from infrastructure to the debt ceiling, and what we can expect out of Washington DC in the coming weeks and months.

Professor John Shelton talks Company Towns

Professor John Shelton talks Company Towns

September 22, 2021

Professor John Shelton of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a discussion about the return of the company town, and what this means for working Americans.

Bill Scher Navigates Dem Path to Infrastructure

Bill Scher Navigates Dem Path to Infrastructure

September 22, 2021

Bill Scher of Politico and a discussion of his most recent work on the infrastructure negotiations and the bad faith tactics being employed not by Republicans, but by centrist Democrats. 

AAM‘s Scott Paul talks Supply Chain Reality

AAM‘s Scott Paul talks Supply Chain Reality

September 22, 2021

Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing and a discussion on the disturbing state of the US supply chain.

Mike Williams talks Infrastructure Climate Reality

Mike Williams talks Infrastructure Climate Reality

September 22, 2021

Mike Williams, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress joins us for a discussion on infrastructure and how it is a critical part of the fight to solve the climate crisis.

Six Point Plans | 9-22-21 (2nd Hour)

Six Point Plans | 9-22-21 (2nd Hour)

September 22, 2021

 

The second hour begins with Bill Scher of Politico and a discussion of his most recent work on the infrastructure negotiations and the bad faith tactics being employed not by Republicans, but by centrist Democrats. Then we close the show with Professor John Shelton of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a discussion about the return of the company town, and what this means for working Americans.

Six Point Plans | 9-22-21 (1st Hour)

Six Point Plans | 9-22-21 (1st Hour)

September 22, 2021

Rick opens the show with commentary on Covid numbers and the difference between the states that try to stop the virus, and those that don’t. Then we are joined by Mike Williams of The Center for American Progress for a discussion on infrastructure and how it is a critical part of the fight to solve the climate crisis. We close the first hour with Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing and a discussion on the disturbing state of the US supply chain.

Seth Hanlon talks Hunting Down Tax Cheats

Seth Hanlon talks Hunting Down Tax Cheats

September 21, 2021

Seth Hanlon, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress joins us to explain more about President Biden’s plan to empower the IRS to go after wealthy tax cheats.

 

Check out Seth's most recent article.

Bank Tax Reporting Is a Critical Component of Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

Sarah Seltzer talks What Occupy Has and Has Not Done

Sarah Seltzer talks What Occupy Has and Has Not Done

September 21, 2021

Sara Seltzer of Lilith Magazine joins us to discuss her recent article on the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Occupy movement.

Check out her recent article.

Sexism and Racism on the Left: What Has and Hasn’t Changed Since Occupy Wall Street

Insurrection 2.0 | 9-21-21 (2nd Hour)

Insurrection 2.0 | 9-21-21 (2nd Hour)

September 21, 2021

The second hour begins with commentary on Joe Manchin’s role in the writing of climate policy, and what this means for the energy companies that bankroll his campaigns. Then we close the show with former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney, who will help us try to understand the newest manufactured crisis in Washington DC – the upcoming debt ceiling debate.

Insurrection 2.0 | 9-21-21 (1st Hour)

Insurrection 2.0 | 9-21-21 (1st Hour)

September 21, 2021

Rick opens the show with commentary on the new insurrection that wasn’t, and what that tells us about the right-wing hate machine. Then we are joined by Sara Seltzer of Lilith Magazine to discuss her recent article on the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Occupy movement. We close the first hour with Seth Hanlon of the Center for American Progress to learn more about Biden’s plan to empower the IRS to go after wealthy tax cheats.

 

Patriotic Millionaire Chair Morris Pearl talks Tax the Rich

Patriotic Millionaire Chair Morris Pearl talks Tax the Rich

September 17, 2021

Morris Pearl of Patriotic Millionaires and a discussion about Biden’s recent plan to make the wealthy “pay their fair share.”

Jared Yates Sexton

Jared Yates Sexton

September 17, 2021

Author and podcaster Jared Yates Sexton joins us to discuss the news of the week and the latest bits of creeping authoritarianism contained within.

The Media We Deserve | 9-17-21 (2nd Hour)

The Media We Deserve | 9-17-21 (2nd Hour)

September 17, 2021

The second hour begins with Sarah Burris of RawStory for our weekly breakdown of news and events in and around Washington DC and beyond. Then we close the show with former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney, who will help us try to understand what happened to the party he once represented in the Capitol. 

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