The Rick Smith Show for 4-21-2017

April 21, 2017

Mark Price, Labor Economist for the Keystone Research Center

Will Bunch, Philly Daily News columnist 

Isaiah Poole, Communications Director with People's Action 

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The Rick Smith Show for 4-20-2017

April 20, 2017

Andy Spears, Communications Director for The Resistance Party joins Rick to discuss the growing movement’s influence, their goals and vision for the future of the nation, and explain how #TheResistance is different from the right-wing Tea Party.

Peter Dooley, senior organizer at National COSH and President of LaborSafe joins Rick to remember the anniversary of the April 17, 2013 West Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 workers and first responders and the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion that killed 11 workers and to discuss what has been done since to prevent future death on the job.

Joe Valenti, Director of Consumer Finance at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss the possibility of President Trump using an executive order to gut the Dodd-Frank regulatory safeguards passed by congress and signed into law by President Obama after the 2008 economic collapse that cost millions of working class citizens their jobs, homes, saving, and retirement.

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Andy Spears on #TheResistance

April 20, 2017

Andy Spears, Communications Director for The Resistance Party joins Rick to discuss the growing movement’s influence, their goals and vision for the future of the nation, and explain how #TheResistance is different from the right-wing Tea Party.

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Peter Dooley on Deadly #Deepwaterhorizon Explosion

April 20, 2017

Peter Dooley, senior organizer at National COSH and President of LaborSafe joins Rick to remember the anniversary of the April 17, 2013 West Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 workers and first responders and the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oilrig explosion that killed 11 workers and to discuss what has been done since to prevent future death on the job.

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Joe Valenti talks @GOP Banking Choice Scheme

April 20, 2017

Joe Valenti, Director of Consumer Finance at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss the possibility of President Trump using an executive order to gut the Dodd-Frank regulatory safeguards passed by congress and signed into law by President Obama after the 2008 economic collapse that cost millions of working class citizens their jobs, homes, saving, and retirement.

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The Rick Smith Show for 4-19-2017

April 19, 2017

Propane Jane is back joining Rick for this week’s dose of sanity as she discusses how the kind of instability and unpredictability are typical signs of anti-social behavior and what American’s should be concerned with a president who is unable to keep facts straight and prone to wild swings of fancy.

Susan Platt, candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia joins Rick to discuss why she has chosen to step into the political ring after years of working behind the scene as a former chief of staff for then Senator Joe Biden and campaign manager for Senator Chuck Robb and talk about her vision for the commonwealth.

David Yankovich, political commentator and founder of #FearNothing joins Rick to discuss the recent push by many to joins our call to #DraftYankovich, how he is dealing this these calls, and what it is going to take to get him in as a candidate for 2018.

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Propane Jane Brings the Dose of Sanity

April 19, 2017

Propane Jane is back joining Rick for this week’s dose of sanity as she discusses how the kind of instability and unpredictability are typical signs of anti-social behavior and what American’s should be concerned with a president who is unable to keep facts straight and prone to wild swings of fancy.

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Susan Platt talks Her Run for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia

April 19, 2017

Susan Platt, candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia joins Rick to discuss why she has chosen to step into the political ring after years of working behind the scene as a former chief of staff for then Senator Joe Biden and campaign manager for Senator Chuck Robb and talk about her vision for the commonwealth.

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David Yankovich Answer #DraftYankovich Question. Is he IN?

April 19, 2017

David Yankovich, political commentator and founder of #FearNothing joins Rick to discuss the recent push by many to joins our call to #DraftYankovich, how he is dealing this these calls, and what it is going to take to get him in as a candidate for 2018.

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The Rick Smith Show for 4-11-2017

April 11, 2017

David Yankovich, writer and political commentator joins Rick to discuss the news of the day as the governor of Alabama resigns in scandal, Russia is pulling the strings in a bad showing of global political theater, the distractions continue to change the real message, and what Americans need to do to refocus and fight back.  

Cheryl Gibbs Binkley, Badass Teacher’s Association blogger joins Rick to discuss his most recent article on why the nation’s churches should not take school vouchers and what needs to be done to make public community schools better for our children.   

John C. Fager, former education columnist for the NY Daily News and Emmy-winning investigative producer/reporter at ABC News joins Rick to give his take on what newly seated Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch could be dangerous for public schools, children with disabilities, and teachers.

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David Yankovich talks Focusing Through the Distractions

April 11, 2017

David Yankovich, writer and political commentator joins Rick to discuss the news of the day as the governor of Alabama resigns in scandal, Russia is pulling the strings in a bad showing of global political theater, the distractions continue to change the real message, and what Americans need to do to refocus and fight back.  

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Cheryl Gibbs Binkley on Why Churches Should Oppose Vouchers

April 11, 2017

Cheryl Gibbs Binkley, Badass Teacher’s Association blogger joins Rick to discuss his most recent article on why the nation’s churches should not take school vouchers and what needs to be done to make public community schools better for our children.   

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John C. Fager on How Bad it Could Really Get

April 11, 2017

 

John C. Fager, former education columnist for the NY Daily News and Emmy-winning investigative producer/reporter at ABC News joins Rick to give his take on what newly seated Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch could be dangerous for public schools, children with disabilities, and teachers.

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The Rick Smith Show for 4-10-2017

April 10, 2017

Propane Jane joins Rick for a weekly dose of sanity while examining what American’s should be paying attention to surrounding the latest Trump distraction and how, what, and why Americans should be concerned with a president who can so quickly do a 180 degree about face over what he sees on television news.

Sarah Kendzior‏, writer and political commentator joins Rick to discuss whether or not the American people should buy into that frame that Donald Trump had grand epiphany after seeing the horrible death of Syrian babies causing him to act or if it was simply a veiled attempt to boost ratings.

Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America joins Rick to discuss the media’s love affair with war images and bombs going off and to explain why the media is working to normalize a president who is anything but normal.

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Propane Jane’s Weekly Dose of Sanity

April 10, 2017

Propane Jane joins Rick for a weekly dose of sanity while examining what American’s should be paying attention to surrounding the latest Trump distraction and how, what, and why Americans should be concerned with a president who can so quickly do a 180 degree about face over what he sees on television news.

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Sarah Kendzior on Not Buying Trump’s Baby Epiphany

April 10, 2017

Sarah Kendzior‏, writer and political commentator joins Rick to discuss whether or not the American people should buy into that frame that Donald Trump had grand epiphany after seeing the horrible death of Syrian babies causing him to act or if it was simply a veiled attempt to boost ratings.

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Eric Boehlert on Media’s Love of War

April 10, 2017

Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America joins Rick to discuss the media’s love affair with war images and bombs going off and to explain why the media is working to normalize a president who is anything but normal.

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The Rick Smith Show for 4-7-2017

April 8, 2017

Matt Parthasarthy, activist and Connecticut Democratic Party candidate joins Rick to talk about the recent bombing of a Syrian air base and to discuss the sentiments of people outside the US upon returning from the UK.

Dan Goldberg, Legal Director of the Alliance for Justice joins Rick to talk about the extreme measures Senate Republicans have undertaken to get their fringe jurist rammed through confirmation and seated on the Supreme Court and what this “nuclear option” will mean for the country going forward.

Isaiah J. Poole, Communications Director, People’s Action joins Rick to discuss the bombing of a Syrian air base and the lengths at which the Senate Republicans and Republican Party will go to wrestle power form the people.  Welcome to the 19th century.

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Matt Parthasarthy reacts to Syrian Base Bombing

April 8, 2017

Matt Parthasarthy, activist and Connecticut Democratic Party candidate joins Rick to talk about the recent bombing of a Syrian air base and to discuss the sentiments of people outside the US upon returning from the UK.

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Dan GoldBerg talks GOP SCOTUS Heist

April 8, 2017

Dan Goldberg, Legal Director of the Alliance for Justice joins Rick to talk about the extreme measures Senate Republicans have undertaken to get their fringe jurist rammed through confirmation and seated on the Supreme Court and what this “nuclear option” will mean for the country going forward.

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