Rick Smith Show
December 18, 2014 Show12/19/14
W. Gerard Oleksiak, PSEA Vice President joins Rick to talk about the upcoming court decision that could be a profitable Christmas present to the charter school predators. Paul Secunda, Marquette University Law School professor and director of its...
December 17, 2014 Show
Irwin Aronson, local labor attorney and show regular talks about public education privatization in light of the ongoing scheme to profitize the York City School District. Listen to Irwin's interview HERE Dan Adcock, Director of Government Relations...
December 15, 2014 Show
John Micek, Editorial and Opinions Editor for PennLive and The Patriot-News gives a post-mortem of the Pennsylvania Society gala in New York City. Listen to John's interview HERE Fred McLuckie, Director Of Teamsters Dept. Of Federal Legislation and...
December 3, 2014 Show
Irwin Aronson, Labor attorney and show regular joins Rick to talk about the recent suit filed by the PA Department of Education to hand over the York City School District to their hand chosen little dictator and what that means for students, parents,...
December 2, 2014 Show
Mike Crossey, President of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) joins Rick to discuss the latest attempt by outgoing Governor Tom Corbett to impose his ideology on Pennsylvania students and taxpayers. Listen to Mike's interview HERE Abe...
December 1, 2014 Show
Pennsylvania State Senator Rob Teplitz joins Rick to talk about his new district and office, redistricting, and the possibility of a January legislative session. Rich Benjamin, Senior Fellow at Demos joins Rick to talk about the media response to the...
November 25, 2014 Show
Irwin Aronson, Labor attorney and show regular joins Rick to talk about the possibility of the PA Republican Party pursuing a historically unprecedented path to ram through a radical agenda that 4 years of their partys control could not conquer....
November 24, 2014 Show
Anothony Cody, Educator and Blogger joins Rick to talk about education, standardized testing, and the future for students. Listen to Anthony's interview HERE Craig Harrington, Economic Researcher at Media Matters joins Rick to talk about therecent...
November 17, 2014 Show
Carson Starkey, Director of the Illinois Fair Trade Coalition walks us through the successes during last weeks Stop Fast Track Week of Action and give direction for weeks ahead. Listen to Carson's interview HERE Kevin Mahoney, Editor and Founder of...
November 14, 2014 Show
Barbara Maynard Listen to Barbara's interview HERE Martha Sellers Listen to Martha's interview HERE Bill Scher Listen to Bill's interview HERE Abe Amoros Listen to Abe's interview HERE Fred Frost Listen to Fred's interview HERE
November 13, 2014 Show
Ted Kirsch, President of AFT Pennsylvania joins Rick to talk about the Department of Educations recently released school report cards that says Pennsylvanias schools are splitting apart and what needs to be done to bring them back together. Listen to...
November 12, 2014 Show
Irwin Aronson, Labor Attorney and show regular talks baseball bats and bullies as Republicans in the Pennsylvania State Senate decide on their leadership for the next legislative session. Will extremists rule the day? Listen to Irwin's interview HERE...
November 11, 2014 Show
Michael Churchill, Attorney with the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia joins Rick to talk about the recent law suit filed against the outgoing PA Governor Tom Corbett and the PA Department of Education over the lack of resources to meet...
November 10, 2014 Show
Mike Crossey, President of the Pennsylvania State Education Association joins Rick to talk about last weeks election results and what they mean for students, teachers, and communities. Arthur Stamoulis, Executive Director of Citizens Trade Campaign...
November 7, 2014 Show
W. Gerard Jerry Oleksiak, PSEA Vice President joins Rick to talk about the statewide elections and what the outcome means for students, schools, and teachers. Jerry will also talk about the PA Department of Education conveniently released the School...
November 6, 2014 Show
Rick Bloomindale, President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO gives his take on the election results and what they means for workers and worker centric issues. Listen to Rick's interview HERE Robert Creamer, Partner at Democracy Partners and General...
November 5, 2014 Show
Irwin Aronson, Labor Attorney and show regular recaps the results of the 2014 election and what the result mean for the new governor. Listen to Irwin's interview HERE Larry Hanley, President of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) gives his thoughts on...
November 3, 2014 Show
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski joins Rick to give his views on the gubernatorial race and talk about which races hell be following on election night. Listen to Ed's interview HERE Dr. G. Terry Madonna, Director of the Franklin Marshall College Poll and...
October 31, 2014 Show
Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin examines Wisconsin Governor Scott Walkers economic development record and looks back at what has happened in Wisconsin and across the nation over the past nearly 4 years Listen to...
October 30, 2014 Show
PA State Rep. Patrick Harkins joins Rick to talk about what the past four years of single party Republican rule has done for Pennsylvania and why on November 4th a fresh start is so desperately needed. Jeff Bryant, Director of the Education...
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