Rick Smith Show
March 25, 2015 Show03/25/15
Irwin Aronson, Labor Attorney and Rick Smith Show contributor is back to talk voting rights and the need to make sane changes in voting registration to make it easier to vote. Listen to Irwin's interviewHERE Tiffany Lorch, Philadelphia high school...
March 24, 2015 Show
Bill Dando, Legislative Director for AFSCME Council 13 joins Rick to talk about recent legislation proposed by 3 Republican State Senators attacking workers rights. Listen to Bill's interview HERE
March 19, 2015 Show
Ken Mash is president of APSCUF, the faculty union that represents 6,000 professors and coaches within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Ken joins the program to talk about the proposed budget increases, today's House Appropriations...
March 18, 2015 Show
Irwin Aronson, Labor Attorney and Rick Smith Show contributor joins Rick to talk about the upcoming Supreme Court races and why these open seats are so important for workers. Bruce Rader,Professor of Finance at Temple's Fox School of Business joins...
March 17, 2015 Show
Crystal Barnett, special Education teacher and Philadelphia Federation of Teachers staff joins Rick to talk about the recent Republican assault on teachers and attack on workers rights. Listen to Crystal's intereview HERE PA State Rep. Kevin Schreiber...
March 16, 2015 Show
Mark Price, Labor Economist with the Keystone Research Center joins Rick to talk jobs and the recent report that Harrisburg, PA has more job openings then job seekers. Listen to Mark's interview HERE PA State Senator Jim Brewster joins Rick to talk...
March 13, 2015 Show
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowskiis back on the program to talk Pennsylvania budget and how Governor Wolfs proposal will affect his city. Listen to Ed's interview HERE Former Congressman Admiral Joe Sestak weighs in on THE LETTER signed by Pennsylvania...
March 12, 2015 Show
Mike Crossey, President of PSEA joins Rick to discuss the recent Washington Post article ranking Pennsylvania to most unequal state in school funding gaps between wealthy school districts and poorer ones. Listen to Mike's interview HERE Meagan Hatcher...
March 11, 2015 Show
Irwin Aronson, Labor attorney and Rick Smith Show contributor joins Rick to discuss the ongoing attacks on workers and their rights. Listen to Irwin's interview HERE State Rep. Steve McCarter talks about the House Democratic Policy Committee hearing...
March 10, 2015 Show
The Audio is a bit HOT for this program. We have redone our studio and the levels are off. We are correcting the problem. Thanks for your patience Michael Wood, Research Director at the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center joins Rick to discuss...
March 3, 2015 Show
Mike Crossey, President of PSEA joins Rick to give his thoughts on todays budget address by Governor Tom Wolf and the education vision laid out. Larry Hanley, President of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) joins Rick to talk about the assault on...
March 2, 2015 Show
Les Ford joins Rick to talk about the Dauphin County Democrats movie event this past weekend and to talk about his experience as a 19 year old college student marching with Dr. Martin Luther King in the third Selma march 50 years ago. Listen to Les's...
February 27, 2015 Show
Michael Wood, Research Director at the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center joins Rick to talk about Governor Wolfs upcoming budget address and what policy choices should be front and center. Listen to Michael's interview HERE Morris Pearl, Chairman...
February 26, 2015 Show
Kia Hinton, Philadelphia parent and Chair of Action United joins Rick to talk about todays budget rally demanding policies that facilitate the creation of good jobs and healthy communities. Listen to Kia's interview HERE Paco Fabian, a spokesman for...
February 25, 2015 Show
Irwin Aronson, local Labor Attorney and Rick Smith Show contributor returns to explain the constitutional ins and outs of the latest Pennsylvania GOP scheme to end run the governor and what it means for We the People. Listen to Irwin's interview HERE...
February 24, 2015 Show
Dave Fillman, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 13 joins Rick to talk about the attack on workers and push to constitutionally make it illegal for state workers and their employer to agree on dues deductions. Listen to Dave's interview HERE Steve...
February 23, 2015 Show
Robert Kraig, Executive Director, Citizen Action of Wisconsin joins Rick to talk about the republican jihad against workers. Listen to Robert's interview HERE Kevin Mahoney Editor Zero and founder of the Raging Chicken Press lays out the recent plot...
February 18, 2015 Show
Irwin Aronson, Labor attorney and show regular talks about the end of hard line telephone in Pennsylvania as the PUC decides to stick it to consumers. Listen to Irwin's interview HERE Ed Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department of...
February 17, 2015 Show
Abe Amoros, PA Legislative Director for LIUNA joins Rick to give the latest on what anti-worker attacks are brewing in the PA General Assembly. Listen to Abe's interview HERE John Nichols, Writer for The Nation Magazine returns to the program to talk...
February 16, 2015 Show
Congressman Brendan Boyle joins Rick to talk about whats going on in Washington around jobs and education. Listen to Congressman Boyle's interview HERE Jim Savage, President of United Steelworker Local 10-1, gives Rick the latest on the Steelworkers...
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