The Rick Smith Show
Rand Wilson, Union Organizer @randwilson
Scott Paul on China’s Espionage Efforts

Scott Paul on China’s Espionage Efforts

July 21, 2021

Scott Paul, President of The Alliance for American Manufacturing joins us to talk about Chinese espionage and the US stand against criminal hacking bought and paid for in Beijing.

Talking PRO Act with the AFL-CIO

Talking PRO Act with the AFL-CIO

July 21, 2021
Tim Schlittner of the AFL-CIO stops by to discuss The PRO Act and its inclusion in the infrastructure package being negotiated in DC. @timschlittner @AFLCIO #PROAct  ​
Space Farce | 7-21-21 (1st Hour)

Space Farce | 7-21-21 (1st Hour)

July 21, 2021

Rick starts off the program with commentary on the Bezos vanity space ride, and how billions are wasted on billionaires. Then Tim Schlittner of the AFL-CIO stops by to discuss The PRO Act and its inclusion in the infrastructure package being negotiated in DC. Then Scott Paul, President of The Alliance for American Manufacturing joins us to talk about Chinese espionage and the US stand against criminal hacking bought and paid for in Beijing.

Space Farce | 7-21-21 (2nd Hour)

Space Farce | 7-21-21 (2nd Hour)

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, and then we end the night with union organizer Rand Wilson and a conversation about worker rights in Massachusetts, and what the staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester are doing to fight for better hours, wages, and conditions.

Virus Update with Dr. Kelly Senholz

Virus Update with Dr. Kelly Senholz

July 20, 2021

The second hour begins with Dr. Kelly Senholz and a discussion about Covid variants, the resurgence we’re seeing in unvaccinated areas, and what we can do about it. @MtnMD #CoronavirusPandemic #CoronaVirusUpdate

Fewer Options for College Students

Fewer Options for College Students

July 20, 2021
Jamie Martin of The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) stops by to discuss a recent scheme to deprive young people in the state of their access to university education. @jmartin_iup @APSCUF
How We End Childhood Poverty

How We End Childhood Poverty

July 20, 2021
Arohi Pathak of The Center for American Progress join us to talk about the Child Tax Credit, and why we need to make it permanent. @ArohiPathak74 @amprog @CAPPoverty @CAPAction
The Three-Legged Stool | 7-20-21 (1st Hour)

The Three-Legged Stool | 7-20-21 (1st Hour)

July 20, 2021

Rick starts off the program with a conversation inspired by Peter, a caller from the weekend show on WBAI in New York, and his story about the dignity of work, and the dignity we should all keep in retirement. Then Jamie Martin of The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) stops by to discuss a recent scheme to deprive young people in the state of their access to university education. Then Arohi Pathak of The Center for American Progress join us to talk about the Child Tax Credit, and why we need to make it permanent.

The Three-Legged Stool | 7-20-21 (2nd Hour)

The Three-Legged Stool | 7-20-21 (2nd Hour)

July 20, 2021

The second hour begins with Dr. Kelly Senholz and a discussion about Covid variants, the resurgence we’re seeing in unvaccinated areas, and what we can do about it, and then we end the night with former GOP congressman Bob Ney, who will discuss what looks to be the GOP’s next round of bad faith negotiations – this time on infrastructure.

The Friday News Dump | 7-17-21 (1st Hour)

The Friday News Dump | 7-17-21 (1st Hour)

July 19, 2021

The first hour of the show contains several discussions on subjects like voter suppression, the Trump Organization indictments, and a new wave of Covid infections spreading though several states. Then special guest Matias Vernango will share some thoughts on recent inflation trends – what we should know, and what is just spin and right-wing disinformation.

The Panel Returns | 7-19-21 (2nd Hour)

The Panel Returns | 7-19-21 (2nd Hour)

July 19, 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

Sarah Burris of RawStory

Digital Strategist David Yankovich

Laura Packard on Medicaid Expansion and Human Infrastructure

Laura Packard on Medicaid Expansion and Human Infrastructure

July 16, 2021

Healthcare expert and advocate Laura Packard walks us through some of the proposed changes to Medicaid, and how those changes will help people in red states that have previously denied this coverage to their citizens. @lpackard @healthcarevoice #GetCovered

Worker-Owned Journalism with Nick Wing of The Appeal Union

Worker-Owned Journalism with Nick Wing of The Appeal Union

July 16, 2021
Nick Wing, formerly of The Appeal, joins us to talk about the relaunch of the news site as a worker-led publication called The Appeal Union. @nickpwing @theappealunion
Sarah Burris of RawStory

Sarah Burris of RawStory

July 16, 2021

The second hour begins with Sarah Burris of RawStory for a breakdown of a massive and consequential news week. @SarahBurris @RawStory

Wins for Workers | 7-16-21 (1st Hour)

Wins for Workers | 7-16-21 (1st Hour)

July 16, 2021

Rick starts off the program with commentary on the new infrastructure “deal” and the absolute game-changer that no one is talking about – the PRO Act. Then healthcare expert and advocate Laura Packard walks us through some of the proposed changes to Medicaid, and how those changes will help people in red states that have previously denied this coverage to their citizens. Then Nick Wing, formerly of The Appeal, joins us to talk about the relaunch of the news site as a worker-led publication called The Appeal Union.

Wins for Workers | 7-16-21 (2nd Hour)

Wins for Workers | 7-16-21 (2nd Hour)

July 16, 2021

The second hour begins with Sarah Burris of RawStory for a breakdown of a massive and consequential news week, and then we end the night with former GOP congressman Bob Ney, and his insider’s understanding of the political machinations of Washington DC.

Matías Vernengo, Economics Professor at Bucknell University @NakedKeynes @BucknellU

Matías Vernengo, Economics Professor at Bucknell University @NakedKeynes @BucknellU

July 15, 2021
Matías Vernengo, Economics Professor at Bucknell University
@NakedKeynes @BucknellU
Matías Vernengo, Economics Professor at Bucknell University @NakedKeynes @BucknellU

Matías Vernengo, Economics Professor at Bucknell University @NakedKeynes @BucknellU

July 15, 2021
Matías Vernengo, Economics Professor at Bucknell University
@NakedKeynes @BucknellU
Matías Vernengo, Economics Professor at Bucknell University @NakedKeynes @BucknellU
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