Rick Smith Show
April 20, 2015 Show04/20/15
Mark Price, Labor Economist at the Keystone Research Center joins Rick to talk about raising the minimum wage and boosting the local economy. Listen to Mark's interview HERE Kevin Mahoney, Editor Zero at the Raging Chicken Press joins Rick to give an...
April 17, 2015 Show
Pennsylvania State Senator Rob Teplitz joins Rick to talk about his upcoming roundtable discussion on how the Commonwealth can help create jobs. Listen to Senator Teplitz's intereview HERE Pennsylvania State Rep. Marty Flynn joins Rick to discuss his...
April 16, 2015 Show
Abe Ambros, is the Policy Director for LiUNA here is Harrisburg. Listen to Abe's Interview HERE Celest Dranke, is a trade and globalization policy specialist with the AFL-CIO. Celest is talking about the trade implications of fast trace and the...
April 15, 2015 Show
Irwin Aronson, Labor Attorney and Rick Smith Show contributor joins Rick to talk about the right wing call to return to literacy tests as a way to suppress the vote Listen to Irwin's interview HERE Thomas L. Hungerford, Senior Economist and Director...
April 13, 2015 Show
Robin Roberts, Opt out Mom for the second year and a member of Parents United for Public Education joins Rick today to talk about the launch of a new website to help parents learn about the opt out movement and why she believes this is right for her...
April 10, 2015 Show
Noah Countability, Graduate Student at Concordia University and a participant of the strike Concordia University strike team. Last month, Concordia University students and professors went on strike over tuition increases.Listen to Noah's interview...
April 8, 2015 Show
We are in Chicago for the the Mayor's race. Tune in as we cover the goings on. Tell us what you think.Rick@thericksmithshow.com A Special Thank You to the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 for allowing us to take over one of your officer's offices...
April 6, 2015 Show
From Chicago covering the Chicago Mayor's race. Will history be made or will Wall Street prevail?
April 3, 2015 Show
Larry Hanley, President of ATU joins Rick to talk about the upcoming Chicago Mayors race and the anti-worker attacking in Illinois. Listen to Larry's interview HERE Micah Uetricht, Associate Editor In These Timesmagazine joins Rick to talk about the...
April 2, 2015 Show
Rob Hill, Vice-President SEIU 32bjjoins Rick to talk about subcontracted cabin cleaners, wheelchair agents baggage agents who work for PrimeFlight and Prospect who went out on strike at Philly Airport. Listen Rob's to interview HERE Ian Millhiser,...
April 1, 2015 Show
Ian Robinson, President of the Huron Valley Michigan Central Labor Council talks about a new study by the Center for Labor and community Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn pointing out that more than a third of families do not earn enough...
March 25, 2015 Show
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...
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