The Rick Smith Show 7-24-2017

July 24, 2017

Propane Jane is back joining Rick to discuss the weekend’s Presidential Twitter temper tantrum as the President pulls out the victim card as the nation is evenly divided on the question of impeachment while more and more information tying the Trump campaign to the Kremlin.  As the pressure builds the President continues lashing out at Fake News accurately reporting the news and throwing his own people under the bus for not being loyal enough. 

Dolores McCracken, current PSEA Vice President and soon to be President joins Rick to discuss what Governor Wolf choosing current PSEA President Jerry Oleksiak means for workers in the commonwealth, what it means for their union, and what direction she will now lead the organization as she ascends to the top office.  

Frank Emspak, Managing Editor and Executive Producer at Workers Independent News joins Rick to discuss the recent health care/insurance debate going on in Washington DC and suggests that Democrats take bold action in moving toward a single payer solution.

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Propane Jane talks Victimization of King Trump

July 24, 2017

Propane Jane is back joining Rick to discuss the weekend’s Presidential Twitter temper tantrum as the President pulls out the victim card as the nation is evenly divided on the question of impeachment while more and more information tying the Trump campaign to the Kremlin.  As the pressure builds the President continues lashing out at Fake News accurately reporting the news and throwing his own people under the bus for not being loyal enough. 

 

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Dolores McCracken talks Big News for Workers & Teachers in PA

July 24, 2017

Dolores McCracken, current PSEA Vice President and soon to be President joins Rick to discuss what Governor Wolf choosing current PSEA President Jerry Oleksiak means for workers in the commonwealth, what it means for their union, and what direction she will now lead the organization as she ascends to the top office.  

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Frank Emspak talks Single Payer

July 24, 2017

Frank Emspak, Managing Editor and Executive Producer at Workers Independent News joins Rick to discuss the recent health care/insurance debate going on in Washington DC and suggests that Democrats take bold action in moving toward a single payer solution.

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The Rick Smith Show 7-21-2017

July 21, 2017

Day 2 from the American Federation of Teachers #Teach17 Conference

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The Rick Smith Show 7-20-2017

July 20, 2017

David Quolke, president of the Cleveland Teachers Union and AFT Vice President

@CTU279

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Mary Yordon President of the Norwalk Federation of Teachers

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Jessica Tang Newly elected President of the Boston Teachers Union and founding Director of Organizing at the Boston Teachers Union

@JessJTang @BTU66

founding Director of Organizing at the Boston Teachers Union

Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Associate Professor, San Francisco State University

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Dan Montgomery President of the Illinois Federation of Teachers

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Randi Weingarten president of the American Federation of Teachers

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Mary Cathryn Ricker, executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers

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The Rick Smith Show 7-18-2017

July 20, 2017

David Yankovich, political commentator and Rick Smith Show contributor joins Rick to examine the Republican’s mammoth failure on their Repeal and Replacement scheme of Obamacare, how the resistance played a critical role in its demise, and what needs to be done going forward.

Andrea Chalupa, journalist, writer, and CO-Organizer of the March for Truth joins Rick to explain the latest news coming out of the Trump/Russia saga and why it is so important.

Morris Pearl, Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and former managing director at BlackRock Inc. joins Rick to discuss the latest news on the stalled GOP tax handout to the wealthy disguised as #RepealandReplace of #Obamacare and why wealthy members of his organization are demanding action from our government.

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David Yankovich talks #TheResistance Win

July 20, 2017

David Yankovich, political commentator and Rick Smith Show contributor joins Rick to examine the Republican’s mammoth failure on their Repeal and Replacement scheme of Obamacare, how the resistance played a critical role in its demise, and what needs to be done going forward.

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Andrea Chalupa on the Continuing Trump/Kremlin Saga

July 20, 2017

Andrea Chalupa, journalist, writer, and CO-Organizer of the March for Truth joins Rick to explain the latest news coming out of the Trump/Russia saga and why it is so important.

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Morris Pearl talks GOP Health Care Plan Fail

July 19, 2017

Morris Pearl, Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and former managing director at BlackRock Inc. joins Rick to discuss the latest news on the stalled GOP tax handout to the wealthy disguised as #RepealandReplace of #Obamacare and why wealthy members of his organization are demanding action from our government.

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The Rick Smith Show 7-17-2017

July 17, 2017

Propane Jane is back for another dose of sanity in an otherwise poorly written reality sitcom that’s not ready for prime time and to talk about how to cope with the dysfunction of the Trump administration and their cast of characters.

Angela Simaan, Communications Director at the Main Street Alliance and Main Street Alliance Action Fund joins Rick to discuss Net Neutrality, what a regulatory departure from a free and open internet would mean for small businesses and consumers, and to explain why big moneyed special interests are pushing to end the Obama era regulation.

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Propane Jane bring US Back to Focus

July 17, 2017

Propane Jane is back for another dose of sanity in an otherwise poorly written reality sitcom that’s not ready for prime time and to talk about how to cope with the dysfunction of the Trump administration and their cast of characters.

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Angela Simaan talks Reality of Gutting Net Neutrality

July 17, 2017

Angela Simaan, Communications Director at the Main Street Alliance and Main Street Alliance Action Fund joins Rick to discuss Net Neutrality, what a regulatory departure from a free and open internet would mean for small businesses and consumers, and to explain why big moneyed special interests are pushing to end the Obama era regulation.

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The Rick Smith Show 7-14-2017

July 14, 2017

Timothy Karr, Senior Director of Strategy Free Press and Free Press Action Fund joins Rick to discuss the historic day of action for Net Neutrality that saw more than 2 million comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defending a free and open internet and to explain why leaving the Net Neutrality rules in place is vital for small business, the economy, and democracy

 

Adam Parkhomenko, Former aide to @HillaryClinton and Ready for Hillary founder joins Rick to discuss the recent revelations surrounding the Trump campaign’s ties to the Russian government and hackers and to answer the simple question, “Would anyone take a meeting with a Russian spy to get dirt on a political opponent?”

Isaiah J. Poole, Communications Director with People’s Action and the People’s Action Institute joins Rick to examine the latest Republican health care plan to find its way out of the backroom of the GOP led senate and to discuss what this third attempt will mean for Americans.

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Tim Karr explains Importance of Net Neutrality

July 14, 2017

Timothy Karr, Senior Director of Strategy Free Press and Free Press Action Fund joins Rick to discuss the historic day of action for Net Neutrality that saw more than 2 million comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defending a free and open internet and to explain why leaving the Net Neutrality rules in place is vital for small business, the economy, and democracy

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Adam Parkhomenko talks Latest Trump/Russia Campaign Ties

July 14, 2017

Adam Parkhomenko, Former aide to @HillaryClinton and Ready for Hillary founder joins Rick to discuss the recent revelations surrounding the Trump campaign’s ties to the Russian government and hackers and to answer the simple question, “Would anyone take a meeting with a Russian spy to get dirt on a political opponent?”

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Isaiah Poole on latest GOP Health Care Scheme

July 14, 2017

Isaiah J. Poole, Communications Director with People’s Action and the People’s Action Institute joins Rick to examine the latest Republican health care plan to find its way out of the backroom of the GOP led senate and to discuss what this third attempt will mean for Americans.

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The Rick Smith Show 7-13-2017

July 13, 2017

Bill Barry, retired Director of Labor Studies at the Community College of Baltimore County joins Rick to discuss the importance of remembering the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, the lessons of past organizing and workers actions are relevant for today’s worker’s struggles, and to promote the celebration of the anniversary of the start of the strike in Baltimore.

Ronald Baker, BCTGM International Union Strategic Campaign Coordinator joins Rick to discuss the recent PBS Front Page documentary that focuses on the ongoing struggle of his organization’s members at Mondelez/Nabisco, the corporate greed that has a strangle hold on America’s workplaces, and pain felt by workers and communities in the wake of these corporations abandoning them for cheap exploitable labor elsewhere.

 

Sam Berger, Senior Policy Adviser at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss the latest attempt by Republicans to #RepealandReplace #ObamaCare.  With this third swing will the GOP finally sit down or do their bad ideas never run out of third strikes.

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Bill Barry talks Great Railroad Strike of 1877 Celebration

July 13, 2017

Bill Barry, retired Director of Labor Studies at the Community College of Baltimore County joins Rick to discuss the importance of remembering the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, the lessons of past organizing and workers actions are relevant for today’s worker’s struggles, and to promote the celebration of the anniversary of the start of the strike in Baltimore.

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Ron Baker talks Fighting Back Against Obscene Corporate Greed

July 13, 2017

Ronald Baker, BCTGM International Union Strategic Campaign Coordinator joins Rick to discuss the recent PBS Front Page documentary that focuses on the ongoing struggle of his organization’s members at Mondelez/Nabisco, the corporate greed that has a strangle hold on America’s workplaces, and pain felt by workers and communities in the wake of these corporations abandoning them for cheap exploitable labor elsewhere.

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