The Rick Smith Show 8-25-2017

August 25, 2017

Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO Trade & Globalization Policy Specialist joins Rick to discuss recent comments by President Trump from Phoenix on the possibility of the US terminating NAFTA and to explain what needs to be done to make NAFTA better for working people in all three countries. 

Katherine Hoff, National Policy Staff with Jobs to Move America joins Rick to explain the recent move by President Trump’s Department of Transportation to undo the Obama administrations local hiring rule and discuss what that will mean for communities. 

 

Isaiah J. Poole, Communications Director at People’s Action joins Rick to review the week of insanity from Washington DC as President Trump had his campaign rally tantrum, threatens to showdown the government if he doesn’t get his wall, the general state of chaos, and potential of pardoning Joe Arpaio.

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Celeste Drake talks Potential NAFTA Pull Out

August 25, 2017

Celeste Drake, AFL-CIO Trade & Globalization Policy Specialist joins Rick to discuss recent comments by President Trump from Phoenix on the possibility of the US terminating NAFTA and to explain what needs to be done to make NAFTA better for working people in all three countries. 

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Katherine Hoff on Draconian DOT Changes

August 25, 2017

Katherine Hoff, National Policy Staff with Jobs to Move America joins Rick to explain the recent move by President Trump’s Department of Transportation to undo the Obama administrations local hiring rule and discuss what that will mean for communities. 

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Isaiah Poole talks Trumptown Tantrums

August 25, 2017

Isaiah J. Poole, Communications Director at People’s Action joins Rick to review the week of insanity from Washington DC as President Trump had his campaign rally tantrum, threatens to showdown the government if he doesn’t get his wall, the general state of chaos, and potential of pardoning Joe Arpaio.

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The Rick Smith Show 8-24-2017

August 24, 2017

US Rep Brendan Boyle joins Rick to talk Trump’s recent speeches and discuss what the president and Republican controlled congress has actually done for working people across the nation since taking power.

Will Fischer, Director of Government Relations at VoteVets joins Rick to share his thoughts on President Trump’s reversal on Afghanistan, how that reversal came about, and what it means for military families.

Seth Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss the upcoming Republican Party tax schemes and what the probable outcome for working people and small business will mean.  

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Congressman Boyle talks Trump Disaster and Accountability

August 24, 2017

US Rep Brendan Boyle joins Rick to talk Trump’s recent speeches and discuss what the president and Republican controlled congress has actually done for working people across the nation since taking power.

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Will Fischer on Trump’s Afghanistan About Face and Why

August 24, 2017

Will Fischer, Director of Government Relations at VoteVets joins Rick to share his thoughts on President Trump’s reversal on Afghanistan, how that reversal came about, and what it means for military families.

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Seth Hanlon on GOP Tax Deform

August 24, 2017

Seth Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to discuss the upcoming Republican Party tax schemes and what the probable outcome for working people and small business will mean.  

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The Rick Smith Show 8-23-2017

August 23, 2017

Irwin Aronson, labor attorney and Rick Smith Show regular joins Rick to discuss what is, and what is not Free Speech and how as a civil society we must balance the rights of individuals while maintaining a violence free environment. 

Sarah Kendzior, writer and political commentator joins Rick to share her thoughts on President Trump’s “campaign rally”/Presidential whine session from Phoenix and discuss how to remain sane as the Trump firehose continues to spew fuel on the bonfire of his insanity.

Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center joins Rick to talk about the event his organization participated in on Monday in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, PA demanding the state’s GOP led House of Representatives pass a funding bill to cover the costs of their spending bill.

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Irwin Aronson discussing Free Speech Realities

August 23, 2017

Irwin Aronson, labor attorney and Rick Smith Show regular joins Rick to discuss what is, and what is not Free Speech and how as a civil society we must balance the rights of individuals while maintaining a violence free environment. 

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Sarah Kendzior talks Sinking Trump Train

August 23, 2017

Sarah Kendzior, writer and political commentator joins Rick to share her thoughts on President Trump’s “campaign rally”/Presidential whine session from Phoenix and discuss how to remain sane as the Trump firehose continues to spew fuel on the bonfire of his insanity.

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Marc Stier on PA Budget Funding Hold Up and Those Holding the Gun

August 23, 2017

Marc Stier, Director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center joins Rick to talk about the event his organization participated in on Monday in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, PA demanding the state’s GOP led House of Representatives pass a funding bill to cover the costs of their spending bill.

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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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