Marcy Goldstein Gelb talks People Killing Lack of Regulation Enforcement

June 29, 2017

Marcy Goldstein Gelb, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health joins Rick to discuss the most recent U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies and to talk about cuts to safety on the job and what they mean for worker’s safety.

 

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Wythe Keever talks Guns in Schools

June 29, 2017

Wythe Keever, Assistant Communications Director with the Pennsylvania State Education Association joins Rick to discuss Pennsylvania Senate bill 383 that would put guns into classroom and explain why this is a bad idea for schools, teachers, and students.

 

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Harry Stein talks Tax Cut Myth & Budget Nonsense

June 29, 2017

 

Harry Stein, Director of Fiscal Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund joins Rick to discuss the upcoming budget that puts tax cuts ahead of funding citizens needs and talk about why American’s are still buying the tax cut lie.

 

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Max Richtman on Throwing Granny from the Train

June 29, 2017

 

Max Richtman, CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare joins Rick to explain why the Republican health care plan that will harm seniors, children, and the poor is a terrible policy and how the massive tax breaks will harm Medicare and possibly Social Security. 

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The Rick Smith Show for 6-28-2017

June 28, 2017

Irwin Aronson, Labor attorney Willig, Williams & Davidson joins Rick to explain the complexities and intricacies of the latest Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling on Protz vs. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board and discuss what this could mean for injured workers affected by the 1996 changes brought on by the Ridge administration.

Christopher Stroop, Writer and Ex-Evangelical joins Rick to share his insights into the recent Supreme Court decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer and explain whether or not this decision destroys the line of separation between Church and State or simply opens the door by creating a dotted line for future interpretation.

Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center joins Rick to discuss the need for a severance tax on gas drillers in the state of Pennsylvania and why, as the only state in the nation not to have a severance tax on the value of what comes out of the ground billions of tax dollars are being lost that could fund education, infrastructure, and/or health care.

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Irwin Aronson explains Major Victory for Injured Workers in PA

June 28, 2017

Irwin Aronson, Labor attorney Willig, Williams & Davidson joins Rick to explain the complexities and intricacies of the latest Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling on Protz vs. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board and discuss what this could mean for injured workers affected by the 1996 changes brought on by the Ridge administration.

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Christopher Stroop talks Shares His Thoughts on #SCOTUS Rule

June 28, 2017

Christopher Stroop, Writer and Ex-Evangelical joins Rick to share his insights into the recent Supreme Court decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer and explain whether or not this decision destroys the line of separation between Church and State or simply opens the door by creating a dotted line for future interpretation.

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Stephen Herzenberg talks Walking Away and Leaving Billions on the Table

June 28, 2017

Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center joins Rick to discuss the need for a severance tax on gas drillers in the state of Pennsylvania and why, as the only state in the nation not to have a severance tax on the value of what comes out of the ground billions of tax dollars are being lost that could fund education, infrastructure, and/or health care.

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The Rick Smith Show for 6-27-2017

June 27, 2017

Antoinette Kraus, Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network joins Rick to discuss the recently release Congressional Budget Office score of the latest Republican Party attempt to “repeal and replace” Obamacare and explain why the score is actually worse than many expected it to be with 22 million Americans kicked off the insurance rolls

Andrea Chalupa, writer and organizer of The March for Truth joins Rick after her trip to Ukraine to discuss why Americans should be watching the Russian advances with a fearful eye for the region and to talk about what the Trump administration’s response has been thus far and what that response means for the area.

Cathy Myers, Democratic candidate in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District joins Rick to share her story of how and why she has thrown her hat into the political arena and to discuss the issues she sees as most important in taking down Rep Paul Ryan the current Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

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Antoinette Kraus talks CBO Realities for Vulnerable Communities

June 27, 2017

Antoinette Kraus, Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network joins Rick to discuss the recently release Congressional Budget Office score of the latest Republican Party attempt to “repeal and replace” Obamacare and explain why the score is actually worse than many expected it to be with 22 million Americans kicked off the insurance rolls

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Andrea Chalupa explains Importance of Current Aggression Against Ukraine

June 27, 2017

Andrea Chalupa, writer and organizer of The March for Truth joins Rick after her trip to Ukraine to discuss why Americans should be watching the Russian advances with a fearful eye for the region and to talk about what the Trump administration’s response has been thus far and what that response means for the area.

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Cathy Myers explains Why She Want to Take Paul Ryan Down

June 27, 2017

Cathy Myers, Democratic candidate in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District joins Rick to share her story of how and why she has thrown her hat into the political arena and to discuss the issues she sees as most important in taking down Rep Paul Ryan the current Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

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The Rick Smith Show for 6-26-2017

June 26, 2017

Propane Jane joins Rick to discuss the Senate GOP’s “Better Health Care Act” and the House GOP’s “American Health Care Act” both of which take care away from citizens in favor of massive tax breaks and to talk how all of this mean-spirited rhetoric is effecting our stress levels and ultimately our lives.

David Yankovich, Congressional Candidate in Wisconsin’s 1st district joins Rick to explain why unseating House Speaker Paul Ryan is of national importance, to share his views on #RyanCare & the Senate #DeathCareBill, and discuss the important issues that made him decide to run.  

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Propane Jane on “Mean” Making US Sick

June 26, 2017

Propane Jane joins Rick to discuss the Senate GOP’s “Better Health Care Act” and the House GOP’s “American Health Care Act” both of which take care away from citizens in favor of massive tax breaks and to talk how all of this mean-spirited rhetoric is effecting our stress levels and ultimately our lives.

 

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David Yankovich talks Importance of Run Against Speaker Ryan

June 26, 2017

 

David Yankovich, Congressional Candidate in Wisconsin’s 1st district joins Rick to explain why unseating House Speaker Paul Ryan is of national importance, to share his views on #RyanCare & the Senate #DeathCareBill, and discuss the important issues that made him decide to run.  

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The Rick Smith Show for 6-23-2017

June 23, 2017

Live from the American Federation of Teachers Pennsylvnia convention in Harrisburg, PA.  Rick is joined by AFTPA President Ted Kirsch, AFT Leaders,  AFT Staff members and teachers to talk education and what the political environment is doing to education. 

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The Rick Smith Show for 6-22-2017

June 22, 2017

Paul Secunda, Professor of Law and Director, Labor and Employment Law Program at Marquette University joins Rick to discuss the massive stealth policy shift happening in the Trump White House and with the Department of Labor as the policy pendulum swings further to the side of employers and the wealthy and away from workers.  What does this mean for hard working America’s trying to make ends meet?

Helaine Olen, author and journalist, One of Business Insider’s “50 Women Who Are Changing the World” joins Rick to discuss the Republican’s Obamacare replacement plan and explain what kind of a financial nightmare this will cause as it shreds the American social safety net and leaves millions vulnerable and desperate.

Sam Berger, Senior Policy Advisor at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss what is in the Republican Repeal and Replace plan and explain how this massive change could affect working families across the nation and what’s left of the American social safety net. 

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Paul Secunda talks Reality Beyond the Trump Distraction for Workers

June 22, 2017

Paul Secunda, Professor of Law and Director, Labor and Employment Law Program at Marquette University joins Rick to discuss the massive stealth policy shift happening in the Trump White House and with the Department of Labor as the policy pendulum swings further to the side of employers and the wealthy and away from workers.  What does this mean for hard working America’s trying to make ends meet?

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Helaine Olen explains Horrible GOP Health Care Scheme

June 22, 2017

Helaine Olen, author and journalist, One of Business Insider’s “50 Women Who Are Changing the World” joins Rick to discuss the Republican’s Obamacare replacement plan and explain what kind of a financial nightmare this will cause as it shreds the American social safety net and leaves millions vulnerable and desperate.

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Sam Berger on AHCA’s Massive Redistribution of Wealth Upwards

June 22, 2017

Sam Berger, Senior Policy Advisor at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss what is in the Republican Repeal and Replace plan and explain how this massive change could affect working families across the nation and what’s left of the American social safety net. 

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