The Rick Smith Show 8-22-2017

August 22, 2017

David Yankovich, political commentator joins Rick to discuss President Trump’s speech committing the US to more war in Afghanistan and talk about the CNN town hall with Paul Ryan.

Andrea Chalupa, writer and March for Truth co-organizer joins Rick to talk about President Trump’s speech on Afghanistan and how it came to be.

Dan Hubbard, Senior Vice President of the National Business Aviation Association joins Rick to explain why privatizing the nation’s Air Traffic Control system is a bad idea and how to stop it.

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David Yankovich on Trump’s speech on Afghanistan

August 22, 2017

David Yankovich, political commentator joins Rick to discuss President Trump’s speech committing the US to more war in Afghanistan and talk about the CNN town hall with Paul Ryan.

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Andrea Chalupa on Trump’s Afghanistan Speech

August 22, 2017

Andrea Chalupa, writer and March for Truth co-organizer joins Rick to talk about President Trump’s speech on Afghanistan and how it came to be.

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Dan Hubbard on No Privatization

August 22, 2017

Dan Hubbard, Senior Vice President of the National Business Aviation Association joins Rick to explain why privatizing the nation’s Air Traffic Control system is a bad idea and how to stop it.

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The Rick Smith Show 8-21-2017

August 21, 2017

Propane Jane is back after a 2-week hiatus and during that short break the world has lost its mind.  Hear Propane Jane share her thoughts, experiences, and prescribe a #DoseOfSanity as we get back to the hard work of righting the world by exposing the right-wing zealots.

Ed Hess, Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and author of Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age joins Rick to discuss his most recent book on the future of work and to talk about what we should be doing right now to prepare for the coming tsunami of technology that will accelerate machines taking jobs from people.

Doug Cunningham, Labor Reporter, Workers Independent News joins Rick to discuss labor news of the day.

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Propane Jane brings the Fire and Fury

August 21, 2017

Propane Jane is back after a 2-week hiatus and during that short break the world has lost its mind.  Hear Propane Jane share her thoughts, experiences, and prescribe a #DoseOfSanity as we get back to the hard work of righting the world by exposing the right-wing zealots.

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Ed Hess talks Coming Machine Age

August 21, 2017

Ed Hess, Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and author of Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age joins Rick to discuss his most recent book on the future of work and to talk about what we should be doing right now to prepare for the coming tsunami of technology that will accelerate machines taking jobs from people.

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The Rick Smith Show 8-7-2017 Best of

August 8, 2017

On Vacation so we are replaying the Civil Rights tour from 2015   Tell us what you think at Rick@thericksmithshow.com

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The Rick Smith Show 8-4-2017

August 4, 2017

Friday August 4, 2017 with 

Doug Cunningham, Reporter Worker's Independent News 

Matías Vernengo, Professor of Economics Bucknell University

Bob Kincaid, host of Head-On with Bob Kincaid

 

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The Rick Smith Show 8-3-2017

August 3, 2017

Scott Klinger, GASB Statement No. 77 Activation Coordinator at Good Jobs First joins Rick to discuss the $3 billion handout to Foxconn by the state of Wisconsin to lure a manufacturing plant to the state and ask the simple questions, “Is it worth it?”

 

Carl Spoerer, Democratic candidate for Illinois’ 15th Congressional district joins Rick to explain why he has thrown his hat into shark infested waters and decided to run for congress and to discuss his policy ideas and platform.

Harry Stein, Director of Fiscal Policy at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to dive into the exciting world of taxes, tax deform, and redistribution of wealth from working people to Wall Street gamblers under the guise of it will “trickle” back down to us…..eventually……but when?    Never, that’s when.

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Scott Klinger talks Beggar Thy Neighbor Economic Development

August 3, 2017

Scott Klinger, GASB Statement No. 77 Activation Coordinator at Good Jobs First joins Rick to discuss the $3 billion handout to Foxconn by the state of Wisconsin to lure a manufacturing plant to the state and ask the simple questions, “Is it worth it?”

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Working Class Hero Carl Spoerer on Congressional Bid

August 3, 2017

Carl Spoerer, Democratic candidate for Illinois’ 15th Congressional district joins Rick to explain why he has thrown his hat into shark infested waters and decided to run for congress and to discuss his policy ideas and platform.

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Harry Stein bring the Non Wonk Tax Policy

August 3, 2017

Harry Stein, Director of Fiscal Policy at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to dive into the exciting world of taxes, tax deform, and redistribution of wealth from working people to Wall Street gamblers under the guise of it will “trickle” back down to us…..eventually……but when?    Never, that’s when.

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The Rick Smith Show 8-2-2017

August 2, 2017

John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania and former US Senate candidate joins Rick to discuss the Stay of Execution for millions of Americans as the GOP failed to finish off Obamacare and to talk about rumors of a possible bipartisan solution to improving the Affordable Care Act and what that would mean for poverty communities.

Martin Wallace, Executive Director of the American Democracy Network joins Rick to discuss the Where We Draw The Line campaign as President Trump and right wing rhetoric heats up around the thought of firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and explain why the search for the truth about possible ties or collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government is vitally important for the future of the nation.

Mark Price, Labor Economist at the Keystone Research Center joins Rick to delve into the super sexy erotic world of tax policy by explaining what the Republican ideology has been over the years and how more of the same failed ideological schemes are not going to move the nation forward or help workers get ahead as the GOP promised.

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John Fetterman explains Health Care Stay of Execution & Repeal Zombie’s Return

August 2, 2017

John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania and former US Senate candidate joins Rick to discuss the Stay of Execution for millions of Americans as the GOP failed to finish off Obamacare and to talk about rumors of a possible bipartisan solution to improving the Affordable Care Act and what that would mean for poverty communities.

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Martin Wallace on Where We Draw the Line with Trump

August 2, 2017

Martin Wallace, Executive Director of the American Democracy Network joins Rick to discuss the Where We Draw The Line campaign as President Trump and right wing rhetoric heats up around the thought of firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and explain why the search for the truth about possible ties or collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government is vitally important for the future of the nation.

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Mark Price brings the Erotic Tax Talk

August 2, 2017

Mark Price, Labor Economist at the Keystone Research Center joins Rick to delve into the super sexy erotic world of tax policy by explaining what the Republican ideology has been over the years and how more of the same failed ideological schemes are not going to move the nation forward or help workers get ahead as the GOP promised.

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The Rick Smith Show 8-1-2017

August 1, 2017

David Yankovich, former Congressional candidate and Political Commentator joins Rick to discuss the hasty exit of #Mooch as White House communications director and to talk about all of chaos coming from the trump administration, how Democrats can capitalize on the bedlam, and WIN in 2018. 

Andrea Chalupa, writer and Political Commentator joins Rick to discuss the recent Wall Street Journal article on the Pentagon’s plan to arm Ukraine in the face of Russia aggression and to explain how things have gotten out of hand and why President Trump and the US must act to support them. 

Ken Mash, President of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) joins Rick to discuss the recently completed National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) calling the PA State System of Higher Education’s fiscal future “bleak” and saying without major changes “it is just a matter of time before all of the universities become financially unsustainable.”

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David Yankovich talks Taking Back our Government Top to Bottom

August 1, 2017

David Yankovich, former Congressional candidate and Political Commentator joins Rick to discuss the hasty exit of #Mooch as White House communications director and to talk about all of chaos coming from the trump administration, how Democrats can capitalize on the bedlam, and WIN in 2018.

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Andrea Chalupa Makes the Case for Arming Ukraine

August 1, 2017

Andrea Chalupa, writer and Political Commentator joins Rick to discuss the recent Wall Street Journal article on the Pentagon’s plan to arm Ukraine in the face of Russia aggression and to explain how things have gotten out of hand and why President Trump and the US must act to support them.

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