The Rick Smith Show
Celebrating the ADA with Mia Ives-Rublee

Celebrating the ADA with Mia Ives-Rublee

July 27, 2021
Mia Ives Rublee of The Center for American Progress joins to talk about the 31st anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act
 

Mia Ives-Rublee is Director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress @SeeMiaRoll @CAPDisability @amprog  ​

Opinion Columnist Will Bunch on “Elitist Caution”

Opinion Columnist Will Bunch on “Elitist Caution”

July 27, 2021

We welcome Opinion Columnist Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Inquirer for a discussion on his new op-ed “Merrick Garland’s Elitist Caution Shows How Dems Could become a Minority Party.” @Will_Bunch

Democratic Strategist David Yankovich

Democratic Strategist David Yankovich

July 27, 2021

The second hour begins with Democratic Strategist David Yankovich for a preview of what we can expect from the 1/6 Commission hearings begin. @DavidYankovich

Company Towns | 7-27-21 (1st Hour)

Company Towns | 7-27-21 (1st Hour)

July 27, 2021

Rick kicks things off with commentary on the re-emergence of the company town, and why this is a disaster for American working families, and then Mia Ives Rublee of The Center for American Progress joins to talk about the 31st anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act, and then we welcome Opinion Columnist Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Inquirer for a discussion on his new op-ed “Merrick Garland’s Elitist Caution Shows How Dems Could Become a Minority Party.”

Company Towns | 7-27-21 (2nd Hour)

Company Towns | 7-27-21 (2nd Hour)

July 27, 2021

The second hour begins with Democratic Strategist David Yankovich for a preview of what we can expect from the 1/6 Commission hearings begin, and then we close the night with former GOP Congressman Bob Ney, who will offer us his no-nonsense brand of political analysis and help us separate the real from the spin.

 

Fighting for Voting Rights with The United Students for America

Fighting for Voting Rights with The United Students for America

July 26, 2021

We are joined by Sina Nemazi, Co-Chair of United Students for America to discuss the GOP threat to voting rights. @SinaNemazi13 @VotersTomorrow @US4America

Alex Press of Jacobin Magazine on Unsafe Working Conditions at Frito-Lay

Alex Press of Jacobin Magazine on Unsafe Working Conditions at Frito-Lay

July 26, 2021

Alex Press of Jacobin stops by to discuss the Frito-Lay strike in Topeka, Kansas, and how employees are quite literally working themselves to death. @alexnpress

The Friday News Dump | 7-24-21

The Friday News Dump | 7-24-21

July 26, 2021

Rick starts the show with commentary on the news of the day, and then we are joined by Sina Nemazi, Co-Chair of United Students for America to discuss the GOP threat to voting rights, and then Alex Press of Jacobin stops by to discuss the Frito-Lay strike in Topeka, Kansas, and how employees are quite literally working themselves to death.

The Panel Returns | 7-26-21

The Panel Returns | 7-26-21

July 26, 2021

The Panel is back, and we’re talking infrastructure, tax credits for working people, GOP voter suppression efforts, the 1/6 commission, and lots of other topics. This week’s panelists are:

 

Scott Dworkin of the Democratic Coalition

Rich Ojeda of No Dem Left Behind

Sarah Burris of RawStory

Democratic Strategist David Yankovich

Democratic Strategist David Yankovich

July 23, 2021

Democratic Strategist David Yankovich tells us a bit about how Democrats plan to get their infrastructure bills passed, and how they intend to deal with all the obstruction the GOP will certainly attempt. @DavidYankovich

Sarah Burris of RawStory

Sarah Burris of RawStory

July 23, 2021

The second hour begins with Sarah Burris of RawStory for our weekly roundup of news and spin from DC and beyond. @SarahBurris @RawStory

Conservative Joe Walsh on GOP Madness

Conservative Joe Walsh on GOP Madness

July 23, 2021

Former Congressman Joe Walsh joins us to discuss the GOP acting as a support group for insurrectionists. @WalshFreedom

Joe Walsh is a Former IL Congressman and 2020 Republican Candidate for President  For more information on what Joe Walsh is doing visit: joewalsh.org

GOP Flip-Floppery | 7-23-21 (1st Hour)

GOP Flip-Floppery | 7-23-21 (1st Hour)

July 23, 2021

Rick kicks things off with commentary on the sudden and odd flip-flop by the GOP on vaccines, and what probably generated the reversal, and then former Congressman Joe Walsh joins us to discuss the GOP acting as a support group for insurrectionists, and then Democratic Strategist David Yankovich tells us a bit about how Democrats plan to get their infrastructure bills passed, and how they intend to deal with all the obstruction the GOP will certainly attempt.

 

GOP Flip-Floppery | 7-23-21 (2nd Hour)

GOP Flip-Floppery | 7-23-21 (2nd Hour)

July 23, 2021

The second hour begins with Sarah Burris of Rawstory for our weekly roundup of news and spin from DC and beyond, and then we close the night with former GOP Congressman Bob Ney, who will offer us his no-nonsense brand of political analysis and help us separate the real from the spin.

Max Burns of The Daily Beast

Max Burns of The Daily Beast

July 22, 2021
Max Burns of The Daily Beast joins to discuss his new column on the infrastructure negotiations, and the cost of reaching too far right looking for cooperation that will never come. @themaxburns @thedailybeast
Olympic Chaos with Timothy Noah of The New Republic

Olympic Chaos with Timothy Noah of The New Republic

July 22, 2021

Timothy Noah of The New Republic closes the first hour with his new article about the massive challenges at this year’s Olympic Games. @timothynoah1

Maria Freese of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Maria Freese of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

July 22, 2021

The second hour begins with Maria Freese of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. @NCPSSM #NCPSSM

Politics and Pro Wrestling | 7-22-21 (1st Hour)

Politics and Pro Wrestling | 7-22-21 (1st Hour)

July 22, 2021

Rick starts off the program with commentary on the GOP’s performative anger over their 1/6 commission clowns being rejected by Speaker Pelosi. Then Max Burns of The Daily Beast joins to discuss his new column on the infrastructure negotiations, and the cost of reaching too far right looking for cooperation that will never come. Then Timothy Noah of The New Republic closes the first hour with his new article about the massive challenges at this year’s Olympic Games.

Politics and Pro Wrestling | 7-22-21 (2nd Hour)

Politics and Pro Wrestling | 7-22-21 (2nd Hour)

July 22, 2021

The second hour begins with Maria Freese of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and then we close the night with former GOP Congressman turned political analyst Bob Ney, who will help us understand today’s right-wing tantrum over their 1/6 committee choices being rejected, and how that might affect other negotiation in DC.

Climate Crisis Update

Climate Crisis Update

July 21, 2021
The second hour begins with Max Moran of the Revolving Door Project for a discussion about the climate crisis and our collective unwillingness to properly deal with it. @revolvingdoorDC @MaxMoranHi  ​
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