The Rick Smith Show 10-19-2017 Best of

October 20, 2017

We are traveling to the AFL-CIO convention in St. Louis to cover the future of work in America.  Follow us on Twitter @RickSmithShow for up to the minute interviews and commentary.  Also, subcribe to our YouTube channel.   Tell us what you think.  Email me Rick@TheRickSmithShow.com

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The Rick Smith Show 10-18-2017

October 18, 2017

The Rick Smith Show for Wednesday October 18, 2017 we spoke with Mike Crossey who is a candidate for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district to fill the vacancy left behind by the resignation of disgraced congressman Tim Murphy.  Will Fischer, Government Relations for VoteVets joins us to share share his thoughts on the most recent Trump attack on a Gold Start family.  Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center shares his thoughts on the Pennsylvania Budget fiasco and about what's going on at the federal level. 

 

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The Rick Smith Show 10-17-2017

October 18, 2017

Check out our podcast as we talk withg Antoinette Kraus, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network about Trump's Executive Order to undermine the Affordable Care Act, Andrea Chalupa talks Russian bots aiding extremist Alabama Senatorial candidate Roy Moore, and Frank Emspak shares his experience of being sick in France.

 

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The Rick Smith Show 10-16-2017

October 16, 2017

Propane Jane brings her special brand of fire back to the program joining Rick to discuss what it will take to wake up those still on the Trump train and answer whether or not the lightbulb ever goes on in their collective heads.

Helaine Olen, writer and author of Pound Foolish joins Rick to discuss Donald Trump Executive Order gutting ObamaCare subsidies and creating an association loophole and to talk about her latest article on the rise of professional employer organization in helping small businesses access better health care and retirement.

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Propane Jane brings the Flame

October 16, 2017

Propane Jane brings her special brand of fire back to the program joining Rick to discuss what it will take to wake up those still on the Trump train and answer whether or not the lightbulb ever goes on in their collective heads.

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Helaine Olen talks Trump Executive Order

October 16, 2017

Helaine Olen, writer and author of Pound Foolish joins Rick to discuss Donald Trump Executive Order gutting ObamaCare subsidies and creating an association loophole and to talk about her latest article on the rise of professional employer organization in helping small businesses access better health care and retirement.

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What is Janus vs. AFSCME?

October 14, 2017

Michael Filler, International Brotherhood of Teamster Public Service Director joins Rick to talk about the very real possibility of the US Supreme Court upending 40+ years of decided law that would impose a nationwide right to work status on public sector workers. 

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The Rick Smith Show 10-12-2017

October 12, 2017

Craig Harrington, Associate Research Director at Media Matters for America joins Rick to discuss how recent reporting by Fox News on Iran appears to be a bit of Déjà vu back to the days before the start of the Iraq War.

Larry I. Willis, President of Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO joins Rick to explain what the Jones Act is and what it is not and to discuss why its repeal is a bad idea.

 

Ed Chung, Vice President for Criminal Justice Policy at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to talk about the recent Smart on Crime Innovations Conference in New York City and discuss fair sentencing and hiring practices, building trust with police and bipartisan solutions from congress.

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Craig Harrington explain Fox News Banging the Drum

October 12, 2017

Craig Harrington, Associate Research Director at Media Matters for America joins Rick to discuss how recent reporting by Fox News on Iran appears to be a bit of Déjà vu back to the days before the start of the Iraq War.

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Larry Willis talks Jones Act

October 12, 2017

Larry I. Willis, President of Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO joins Rick to explain what the Jones Act is and what it is not and to discuss why its repeal is a bad idea.

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Ed Chung Smart on Crime Innovations Conference

October 12, 2017

Ed Chung, Vice President for Criminal Justice Policy at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to talk about the recent Smart on Crime Innovations Conference in New York City and discuss fair sentencing and hiring practices, building trust with police and bipartisan solutions from congress.

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The Rick Smith Show 10-11-2017

October 11, 2017

Michael B. Filler, Director of the Public Services Division with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters joins Rick to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court case Janus Vs. AFSCME and explain how this case can overturn 40 years of decided law and harm workers ability to fight for better wages, hours, and conditions for generations. 

Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center joins Rick from the Capitol in Harrisburg, PA as activists’ rally against Donald Trump’s latest tax plan to discuss the ramification of another massive tax cut for millionaires and billionaires and corporation and what those cuts will mean for working families across the commonwealth.

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Michael Filler explains Horrors of No Rights at Work

October 11, 2017

Michael B. Filler, Director of the Public Services Division with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters joins Rick to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court case Janus Vs. AFSCME and explain how this case can overturn 40 years of decided law and harm workers ability to fight for better wages, hours, and conditions for generations. 

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Marc Stier talks Terrible Trump Tax Scheme

October 11, 2017

Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center joins Rick from the Capitol in Harrisburg, PA as activists’ rally against Donald Trump’s latest tax plan to discuss the ramification of another massive tax cut for millionaires and billionaires and corporation and what those cuts will mean for working families across the commonwealth.

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The Rick Smith Show 10-10-2017

October 10, 2017

Andrea Chalupa, Journalist and organizer of the March for Truth joins Rick to discuss election hacking and what attacks on the sanctity of our ballot box means for democracy as more information comes about Russian meddling and potential hacking.

                                      A Week of Action to Defend the Special Counsel's Russia Investigation

DEMONSTRATIONS ARE BEING PLANNED AROUND THE COUNTRY TO DEMAND THAT CONGRESS SUPPORT NEW LEGISLATION TO PROTECT ROBERT MUELLER'S INVESTIGATION.

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Tom Prigg, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district joins Rick to discuss why he has thrown his hat into the ring in one of the most gerrymandered districts in the country and discuss what issues he sees as most important to his district.

@TomPrigg2018 #Prigg4Progress #Pa12

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Andrea Chalupa talks Election Rigging March for Truth

October 10, 2017

Andrea Chalupa, Journalist and organizer of the March for Truth joins Rick to discuss election hacking and what attacks on the sanctity of our ballot box means for democracy as more information comes about Russian meddling and potential hacking.

 

A Week of Action to Defend the Special Counsel's Russia Investigation

DEMONSTRATIONS ARE BEING PLANNED AROUND THE COUNTRY TO DEMAND THAT CONGRESS SUPPORT NEW LEGISLATION TO PROTECT ROBERT MUELLER'S INVESTIGATION.

SIGN UP TO HOST AN EVENT AND NATIONAL CALL IN DAY!

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Tom Prigg talks Congressional Run

October 10, 2017

Tom Prigg, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district joins Rick to discuss why he has thrown his hat into the ring in one of the most gerrymandered districts in the country and discuss what issues he sees as most important to his district.

@TomPrigg2018 #Prigg4Progress #Pa12

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The Rick Smith Show 10-9-2017

October 9, 2017

Propane Jane helps Rick figure out the weekend’s insanity emanating from the White House as once again another major distraction, this time in the form of feigned outrage and political theater by Vice President Mike Pence, during the Colt-49ers National Anthem clouds our ability to see the very real problems this administration is creating and other they are ignoring. 

Larry Cohen, Labor Chairman Our Revolution joins Rick to talk about how the latest tax deform plan will enrich the rich and harm workers and to discuss what it will take to turn the nation around as inequality worsens and the tools to fight back are being taken away.

Doug Cunningham, Reporter at Workers Independent News joins Rick to discuss the top stories of the day and to explain how they relate to working people.

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Propane Jane Stands Up for Those Taking a Knee

October 9, 2017

Propane Jane helps Rick figure out the weekend’s insanity emanating from the White House as once again another major distraction, this time in the form of feigned outrage and political theater by Vice President Mike Pence, during the Colt-49ers National Anthem clouds our ability to see the very real problems this administration is creating and other they are ignoring.

 

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Larry Cohen talks Tax Deform

October 9, 2017

Larry Cohen, Labor Chairman Our Revolution joins Rick to talk about how the latest tax deform plan will enrich the rich and harm workers and to discuss what it will take to turn the nation around as inequality worsens and the tools to fight back are being taken away.

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