Sebrina Owens-Wilson talks Why Infrastructure is a Family Issue

May 15, 2017

Sebrina Owens-Wilson, Campaign Director for the Partnership for Working Families joins Rick to discuss why her organization is involved in promoting and discussing #InfrastructureWeek and why it’s #TimetoBuild and put workers to work build a future for the nation.

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Mary Bottari talks Big Money Assaults on Worker’s Unions

May 15, 2017

Mary Bottari, Deputy Director at the Center for Media and Democracy joins Rick to discuss her recess report on the Bradley Foundation in light of recently released internal documents show to foundation funded groups to defund and destroy unions and push to dismantle public education.

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The Rick Smith Show for 4-28-2017

April 28, 2017

Daniel Biss, Illinois State Senator joins Rick at the People’s Action Rise Up convention from Washington DC to discuss his run for governor in Illinois and explain how big money has corrupted the electoral process on both sides of the political aisle.

Jeff Bryant, Associate Fellow at Campaign for America’s Future and director of the Education Opportunity Network joins Rick at the People’s Action Rise Up from Washington DC to discuss why education justice is an absolute must and what activists and convention goers must do to save public education.

Matías Vernengo, Professor of Economics at Bucknell University and NakedKeynesianism blogger joins Rick to explain what the Trump tax proposal is a supply side zombie from the 1980’s and discuss how, if enacted, will balloon the debt and widen the inequality gap.

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Matias Vernengo talks Reagan Era Zombie Tax Scheme

April 28, 2017

Matías Vernengo, Professor of Economics at Bucknell University and NakedKeynesianism blogger joins Rick to explain what the Trump tax proposal is a supply side zombie from the 1980’s and discuss how, if enacted, will balloon the debt and widen the inequality gap.

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Daniel Biss talks Taking on the Billionaire Political Class

April 28, 2017

Daniel Biss, Illinois State Senator joins Rick at the People’s Action Rise Up convention from Washington DC to discuss his run for governor in Illinois and explain how big money has corrupted the electoral process on both sides of the political aisle.

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Jeff Bryant demands Education Justice

April 28, 2017

Jeff Bryant, Associate Fellow at Campaign for America’s Future and director of the Education Opportunity Network joins Rick at the People’s Action Rise Up from Washington DC to discuss why education justice is an absolute must and what activists and convention goers must do to save public education.

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The Rick Smith Show for 4-27-2017

April 27, 2017

David Yankovich, political commentator and potential congressional candidate joins Rick to share his insight into the most recent Trump nightmare proposals on tax policy and health and to discuss what these radical changes will mean for working class America.

Khary Penebaker, former congressional candidate and political activist joins Rick to explain how #TheResistance is growing in size, scope, and influence and walk through the path toward taking over the Democratic Party.

Alexandra Thornton, Senior Director of Tax Policy at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss the ramifications of the recent Trump/GOP tax scheme and explain why cutting taxes on the wealthy again is in the best interest of workers, the economy, or the health of the nation.  

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David Yankovich stands Up Against Trumpian Nightmare

April 27, 2017

David Yankovich, political commentator and potential congressional candidate joins Rick to share his insight into the most recent Trump nightmare proposals on tax policy and health and to discuss what these radical changes will mean for working class America.

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Khary Penebaker talks Resisting, Rising Up & Taking Over

April 27, 2017

Khary Penebaker, former congressional candidate and political activist joins Rick to explain how #TheResistance is growing in size, scope, and influence and walk through the path toward taking over the Democratic Party.

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Alexandra Thornton on Terrible Trump Tax Scheme

April 27, 2017

Alexandra Thornton, Senior Director of Tax Policy at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss the ramifications of the recent Trump/GOP tax scheme and explain why cutting taxes on the wealthy again is in the best interest of workers, the economy, or the health of the nation.  

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The Rick Smith Show for 4-26-2017

April 26, 2017

Propane Jane joins Rick for a weekly dose of sanity as she explains why the recent AP interview transcripts are so important for American voters to read and what to expect as the president continues to devolve.

Matt Parthasarthy, Vice Chair Madison Democrats and Co-Founder #FearNothing joins Rick to discuss his electoral victory in his hometown and explain why local politics are even more important then what happens in Washington DC.

Andrea Chalupa, Journalist & Author of Orwell and The Refugees: The Untold Story of Animal Farm joins Rick to share her thoughts on “Secretary” Ivanka Trump’s visit to Germany, the reaction she received, and asks the question why Trump’s daughter is doing international junkets.

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Propane Jane Brings the Sanity

April 26, 2017

Propane Jane joins Rick for a weekly dose of sanity as she explains why the recent AP interview transcripts are so important for American voters to read and what to expect as the president continues to devolve.

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Matt Parthasarthy explains Why Everything Starts Locally

April 26, 2017

Matt Parthasarthy, Vice Chair Madison Democrats and Co-Founder #FearNothing joins Rick to discuss his electoral victory in his hometown and explain why local politics are even more important then what happens in Washington DC.

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Andrea Chalupa on What the Hell Ivanka Trump is Doing in Germany

April 26, 2017

Andrea Chalupa, Journalist & Author of Orwell and The Refugees: The Untold Story of Animal Farm joins Rick to share her thoughts on “Secretary” Ivanka Trump’s visit to Germany, the reaction she received, and asks the question why Trump’s daughter is doing international junkets.

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The Rick Smith Show for 4-25-2017 From the People’s Action Convention

April 25, 2017

Check out our interviews from the People's Action Rise Up from Protest to Power convention in Washington DC 

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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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