The Rick Smith Show
Happy Billionaire Day | 6-22-21 (2nd Hour)

Happy Billionaire Day | 6-22-21 (2nd Hour)

June 22, 2021

Max Burns of The Daily Beast joins the program with a rundown of several current and breaking stories. Then we end the night with Political Analyst and former GOP Congressman Bob Ney, who shares the current state of affairs in DC, and what kinds of maneuvering legislators might be doing to free up the logjam of legislation in the Senate.

Happy Billionaire Day | 6-22-21 (1st Hour)

Happy Billionaire Day | 6-22-21 (1st Hour)

June 22, 2021

Rick starts off the show with a discussion of Prime Day and what it means for working people, and also about infrastructure and how desperate we are for it. Then Jeff Hauser, Director of the Revolving Door Project stops by to discuss a number of stories that normalize extreme behavior on the right, and the first hour ends with Helaine Olen of The Washington Post, who joins to discuss her new article “How an Unfair Tax System Fuels Our Broader Divides.”

Honest History with The Tattooed Professor

Honest History with The Tattooed Professor

June 18, 2021

We get a visit from The Tattooed Professor Kevin Gannon for a talk about everything from the DOJ to CRT and the difference between the bluster in the press and the reality of our past. @TheTattooedProf

 

Kevin Gannon is a Professor of History and Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Grand View University. 

The ACA is Here to Stay

The ACA is Here to Stay

June 18, 2021

Healthcare Advocate Laura Packard, responds to the recent SCOTUS ruling on the constitutionality of the ACA, and what a victory it is for millions of American working people. @lpackard @healthcarevoice #GetCovered

 

Laura Packard is a stage 4 cancer survivor and Founder of Health Care Voices.

Reporter Sarah Burris of Raw Story

Reporter Sarah Burris of Raw Story

June 18, 2021

Hour two starts with our favorite reporter, Sarah Burris of RawStory. She walks us through a number of relevant stories of the week and tells us a bit about what we can expect from the next week as well. @SarahBurris @RawStory

Bending Toward Justice | 6-18-21 (1st Hour)

Bending Toward Justice | 6-18-21 (1st Hour)

June 18, 2021

Rick starts off the show with a discussion on what justice looks like in a divided America. Then we get a visit from The Tattooed Professor Kevin Gannon for a talk about everything from the DOJ to CRT, and the first hour ends with Healthcare Advocate Laura Packard, who responds to the recent SCOTUS ruling on the constitutionality of the ACA, and what a victory it is for millions of American working people.

Bending Toward Justice | 6-18-21 (2nd Hour)

Bending Toward Justice | 6-18-21 (2nd Hour)

June 18, 2021

Hour two starts with our favorite reporter, Sarah Burris of RawStory. She walks us through a number of relevant stories of the week and tells us a bit about what we can expect from the next week as well. Then we end the night with Political Analyst Bob Ney, who uses his experience as a former GOP congressman to help us understand the ins and outs of policy fights in DC.

Badass Teachers Discuss Education Issues

Badass Teachers Discuss Education Issues

June 17, 2021

Michael Flanagan of The Badass Teachers Association joins us to talk about education issues. @hiphyker @BadassTeachersA

Jonathan Metzl on SCOTUS and the ACA

Jonathan Metzl on SCOTUS and the ACA

June 17, 2021
Jonathan Metzl, author of “Dying of Whiteness” joins us to discuss the impending SCOTUS decision on the ACA, and what the repercussions of that decision could be. @JonathanMetzl #DyingOfWhiteness
 
Jonathan Metzl is the Director of Medicine Health and Society at Vanderbilt University
Russia Expert Olga Lautman on the Biden/Putin Meeting

Russia Expert Olga Lautman on the Biden/Putin Meeting

June 17, 2021
Olga Lautman offers some feedback on today’s Biden/Putin meeting, and how different it was from the now infamous Helsinki Summit in 2018.
 
Olga Lautman is an expert researcher on Russia and the Ukraine. For more information visit: olgalautman.com
Giving it Away | 6-17-21 (1st Hour)

Giving it Away | 6-17-21 (1st Hour)

June 17, 2021

After Rick begins the show with commentary on the concept of giving, and how misunderstood it is in the billionaire class, Jonathan Metzl, author of “Dying of Whiteness” joins us to discuss the impending SCOTUS decision on the ACA, and what the repercussions of that decision could be. Then Russia expert Olga Lautman offers some feedback on today’s Biden/Putin meeting, and how different it was from the now infamous Helsinki Summit in 2018.

 

Giving it Away | 6-17-21 (2nd Hour)

Giving it Away | 6-17-21 (2nd Hour)

June 17, 2021

Hour two starts with our weekly conversation with the Badass Teachers Association, then the show closes with former GOP congressman Bob Ney, who will walk us through the GOP circus and other relevant events in and around DC.

Keifer Buckingham on The Global Vaccine Dilemma

Keifer Buckingham on The Global Vaccine Dilemma

June 16, 2021
Hour two starts with Keifer Buckingham of Open Society Foundations, who tells us about the global vaccine dilemma, and what we in the US can and should do about it, and why we must act. @KeiferMA #PeoplesVaccine
 
Keifer Buckingham is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Open Society Foundations. For more information visit: dataforprogress.org
Renato Mariotti on the DOJ and Domestic Terror Threats

Renato Mariotti on the DOJ and Domestic Terror Threats

June 16, 2021

We are joined by former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti for a response to Merrick Garland’s announcement about the Department of Justice’s new measures to confront and combat domestic terrorism and the white supremacist movements at the core of the threat. @renato_mariotti

 

Renato Mariotti is a former federal prosecutor and the Host of the #OnTopic podcast

Scott Paul on Deindustrialization

Scott Paul on Deindustrialization

June 16, 2021

Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing leads a discussion on deindustrialization in America, and how it has simply crushed opportunities for working Americans. @ScottPaulAAM @KeepItMadeinUSA

 

Scott Paul is the President of Alliance for American Manufacturing For more information visit: www.americanmanufacturing.org

Erasing Common Sense | 6-16-21 (2nd Hour)

Erasing Common Sense | 6-16-21 (2nd Hour)

June 16, 2021

Hour two starts with Keifer Buckingham of Open Society Foundations, who tells us about the global vaccine dilemma, and what we in the US can and should do about it, and why. Then the show closes with former GOP congressman Bob Ney, one of our favorite policy analysts and straight-talkers on what’s really going on in DC.

06-15-21 - Best of

06-15-21 - Best of

June 15, 2021
By working people. For working people. Welcome to The Rick Smith Show. Working Americans are tired of listening to think tank approved corporate news and commentary. They want a direct, honest approach to the issues that matter, so this is what The Rick Smith Show provides.
Vaccine Sense with Dr. Keith Pochick

Vaccine Sense with Dr. Keith Pochick

June 14, 2021
Dr. Keith Pochick ends the hour with a discussion on Covid vaccines, some recent and ridiculous conspiracy theories about them, and why it is not only smart, but patriotic to get vaccinated, and to encourage others to do the same. @keith_pochick
Even the Rich Think We Should Tax the Rich

Even the Rich Think We Should Tax the Rich

June 14, 2021
Morris Pearl of Patriotic Millionaires joins us to discuss how the wealthy do not pay their fair share, and how we might change that situation for the better. @morris_pearl @PatrioticMills
 
Morris Pearl is the Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and author of "Tax The Rich: How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer." For more information visit: patrioticmillionaires.org
Absence of Accountability | 6-12-21

Absence of Accountability | 6-12-21

June 14, 2021

The show begins with a rundown of recent stories that would make any sane person scratch their head and ask for a do-over. Then Morris Pearl of Patriotic Millionaires joins us to discuss how the wealthy do not pay their fair share, and how we might change that situation for the better, and then Dr. Keith Pochick ends the hour with a discussion on Covid vaccines, some recent and ridiculous conspiracy theories about them, and why it is not only smart, but patriotic to get vaccinated, and to encourage others to do the same.

 

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