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Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.

Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.

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United States

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Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.

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English


Episodes

Maximum Wage/Universal Basic Income

2/15/2020
Ralph tackles the topic of income inequality from two angles. First, he talks to veteran labor journalist, Sam Pizzagati, about his book, “The Case for a Maximum Wage,” about a plan to link top wages to bottom wages. Then, Steven Shafarman returns to give us an update on the Universal Basic Income with his new book, “Our Future: The Basic Income Plan for Peace, Justice, Liberty, Democracy, and Personal Dignity.”

Duration:01:17:00

Alan Grayson/Coronavirus

2/8/2020
Ralph welcomes progressive firebrand and former congressman, Alan Grayson to discuss his book, “High Crimes: The Impeachment of Donald Trump,” where he argues that it is hard to find an impeachable offense Trump did not commit. Then, infectious disease expert, Dr. Michael Osterholm, returns to give us the latest on the coronavirus pandemic and how to protect yourself."

Duration:01:31:07

All Hell Breaking Loose

2/1/2020
It turns out that the American military establishment does not deny the climate crisis, which Ralph talks about with world security expert, Michael Klare, author of “All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change.” Also, Ralph answers listener questions and talks impeachment.

Duration:00:59:21

Making Banking Democratic/The New NAFTA

1/25/2020
Ralph talks to historian, Christopher Shaw, about his book "Money, Power, and the People: The American Struggle to Make Banking Democratic." And global trade expert, Lori Wallach, tells us about the pros and cons of the new NAFTA, the USMCA. Plus, former Fed Governor, Sarah Bloom Raskin, stops by again to talk about what the Fed can do to fight the climate crisis.

Duration:01:26:25

What Good Is The Federal Reserve?

1/18/2020
Ralph welcomes former Deputy Secretary of the US Treasury and Federal Reserve governor, Sarah Bloom Raskin, to talk about how we should really measure the health of the economy and how America’s central bank influences that for good and ill. Plus, Ralph pays tribute to the late political and economic reporter, William Greider, the man who among many things, coined the term, “Nader’s Raiders.”

Duration:01:19:58

Iran Crisis

1/11/2020
Ralph talks to Constitutional scholar and Senior Fox News Judicial Analyst, Andrew Napolitano, and former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, about the legality and consequences of the assassination of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani.

Duration:01:15:07

The King of Everything

1/4/2020
The doctors are in! Ralph welcomes Dr. Steffi Woolhandler of Physicians for a National Health Program to give us the latest on the campaign for single-payer health care. And Yale psychiatrist, Dr. Bandy X. Lee, tells us what’s really behind the words Donald Trump is saying.

Duration:01:23:06

The Self-Driving Car: Is It Safe?

12/28/2019
Ralph gets the real story about the efficacy of autonomous vehicles from auto safety expert Joan Claybrook. And Harvey Wasserman joins us to talk about his new history book “The People’s Spiral of American History: From Deganawidah to Solartopia,” as well as giving us the key to beating Donald Trump in 2020.

Duration:01:05:27

Reclaiming Democracy!

12/21/2019
Ralph welcomes Paul Deslauriers, who with a small dedicated group of fellow activists was able to take over the governing council in his home county of Maui, Hawaii. He’ll take us through that experience and explain how those same techniques can be scaled up to the national level. Plus, Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein and Ralph discuss why Donald Trump’s stonewalling of Congress is an impeachable offense.

Duration:01:00:25

Fake President

12/14/2019
Ralph talks to Mark Green about the book they co-authored, entitled “Fake President,” which has been described as “an incisive, witty roadmap into the disinformation and betrayals of President Trump—just in time for the impeachment hearings and the 2020 election.” Plus, Ralph and Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein discuss how Congress has abdicated its duty to set a high bar for presidential conduct.

Duration:00:57:26

The Trial of the Cuban Five

12/7/2019
Ralph welcomes legendary trial lawyer, Martin Garbus, who discusses his book “North of Havana: The Untold Story of Dirty Politics, Secret Diplomacy, and the Trial of the Cuban Five.” Plus Ralph answers your questions!

Duration:00:57:29

13 Articles of Impeachment of Donald Trump - Summary

12/2/2019
Welcome to this special edition of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. In this series, Ralph and Constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, will lay out the articles of impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Summary

Duration:00:26:47

13 Articles of Impeachment of Donald Trump - Count Thirteen: Violation of the 4th Amendment

12/1/2019
Welcome to this special edition of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. In this series, Ralph and Constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, will lay out the articles of impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Count Thirteen: Violation of the 4th Amendment

Duration:00:07:42

13 Articles of Impeachment of Donald Trump - Count Twelve: Violation of the Due Process Clause

12/1/2019
Welcome to this special edition of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. In this series, Ralph and Constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, will lay out the articles of impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Count Twelve: Violation of the Due Process Clause

Duration:00:11:40

What’s Wrong With What We Drink?

11/30/2019
Contaminated water in America is not confined to Flint, Michigan. Ralph welcomes Seth M. Siegel, author of “Troubled Water: What’s Wrong With What We Drink,” who not only outlines the problem with our most precious resource but tells us what we can do to fix it.

Duration:01:01:01

13 Articles of Impeachment of Donald Trump - Count Eleven: Violation of the Declare War Clause

11/29/2019
Welcome to this special edition of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. In this series, Ralph and Constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, will lay out the articles of impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Count Eleven: Violation of the Declare War Clause

Duration:00:13:24

13 Articles of Impeachment of Donald Trump - Count Ten: Violation of the Treaty Clause

11/28/2019
Welcome to this special edition of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. In this series, Ralph and Constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, will lay out the articles of impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Count Ten: Violation of the Treaty Clause

Duration:00:06:07

13 Articles of Impeachment of Donald Trump - Count Nine: Freedom of the Press

11/27/2019
Welcome to this special edition of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. In this series, Ralph and Constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, will lay out the articles of impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. 13 Articles of Impeachment of Donald Trump - Count Nine: Freedom of the Press

Duration:00:11:10

13 Articles of Impeachment of Donald Trump - Count Eight: Violation of the Presentment Clause

11/26/2019
Welcome to this special edition of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. In this series, Ralph and Constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, will lay out the articles of impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Count Eight: Violation of the Presentment Clause

Duration:00:06:55

13 Articles of Impeachment of Donald Trump - Count Seven: Violation of the Appointments Clause

11/25/2019
Welcome to this special edition of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. In this series, Ralph and Constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, will lay out the articles of impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Count Seven: Violation of the Appointments Clause

Duration:00:10:00