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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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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

Will Democrats Fight for Medicare For All?

10/20/2018
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Michael Lighty, Policy Director for National Nurses United, makes the case for Medicare For All and points out the gap between the Democratic “base” and its “donors.” Plus Ralph tells us about his new book, “To The Ramparts: How Bush and Obama Paved the Way For the Trump Presidency and How It’s Not Too Late to Change Course.” Plus, listener questions!

Duration:01:07:03

Neo-Fascism/Flyers’ Bill of Rights

10/13/2018
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Investigative reporter, Allan Nairn, warns of the autocratic drift of the Republican Party under Trump, and how important the midterm elections are in putting the brakes on it. And Paul Hudson of Flyers Rights updates us on the latest on airline travel from the traveler’s point of view.

Duration:01:06:21

Impeach Kavanaugh?/Trumpcare

10/6/2018
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Ralph and Lisa Graves, former general counsel for judicial nominations under Democrat Patrick Leahy, tick off a long list of reasons why Brett Kavanaugh should not be elevated to the Supreme Court. And Dr. John Geyman returns to discuss his new book “Trumpcare: Lies, Broken Promises, How It Is Failing, and What Should Be Done”.

Duration:01:13:55

How The Rats Reformed The Congress

9/29/2018
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Steve and David turn the tables and interview Ralph about his latest book, the fable: “How the Rats Re-Formed the Congress,” a creative vision of a citizen revolution. Plus listener questions!

Duration:01:01:31

Phil Donahue

9/22/2018
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No one in the long history of the “The Phil Donahue Show” appeared more often than Ralph Nader. Today, these two old friends have a wide-ranging and intimate conversation about media, politics, the Catholic Church, Donald Trump, and more.

Duration:01:04:17

Corporations Are Not People, My Friend

9/15/2018
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Ralph welcomes Jeffrey Clements, founder of “American Promise,” an organization that seeks to write a 28th Amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. He is also author of the book, “Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations.” Plus: Listener Questions!

Duration:01:11:31

America Depends on China for Medicine

9/8/2018
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Health expert, Rosemary Gibson, author of “China RX: Exposing the Risks for America’s Dependence on China for Medicine”gives a startling account of the national security threat we face getting all of our drugs from China. And policy director of League of Fans, Ken Reed, tells us inspiring stories of people, who are trying to reform the world of sports.

Duration:01:17:25

Miscarriage of American Justice

9/1/2018
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Ralph welcomes back Israeli activist, Miko Peled, who tells us about an incredible miscarriage of American justice chronicled in his book “Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five.” And President of Public Citizen, Robert Weissman tells us about two scathing reports they have put out about the Trump Administration’s “light touch” on corporate crime and how Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh has sided with corporations over the public interest 87% of the time.

Duration:01:10:10

Robbing Main Street/Stopping Trump

8/25/2018
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History professor, Jack Luzkow, explains the many ways the super-rich are robbing the rest of us. And Ralph asks Constitutional law professor, Corey Brettschneider if the Constitution is capable of stopping Donald Trump.

Duration:01:21:15

The Falling of the American Empire

8/18/2018
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Ralph spends the whole hour with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, Chris Hedges, discussing his book “America: The Farewell Tour.”

Duration:01:03:25

Surprising News About Your Brain!

8/11/2018
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Journalist, author, and CNN medical contributor, Jean Carper, joins us to talk about her documentary film, “Monster In The Mind,” about the myths surrounding Alzheimer’s disease, how dementia is actually on the decline, and how your genes are not necessarily your destiny. Plus, Ralph takes a big bite out of Apple and their trillion-dollar valuation.

Duration:01:06:00

Dr. Andrew Weil

8/4/2018
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Ralph talks to world–renowned doctor Andrew Weil about the pharmaceutical industry and the problem of over-medication, outlined in his book “Mind Over Meds.” And Princeton professor Robert Tignor tells us about the petition he wrote calling for the denuclearization of the Middle East that was signed by the likes of Ralph, Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges. Plus, listener questions!

Duration:01:07:33

The Third Leading Cause of Death?!

7/28/2018
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Ralph speaks to Dr. Michael Daniel, co-author of a study that identifies the third leading cause of death right behind heart disease and cancer. The answer may surprise you. And New York Times tech journalist, David Streitfeld, joins us to talk about why he’s a tech reporter who doesn’t use much tech.

Duration:01:18:26

Poor People’s Campaign/Brett Kavanaugh

7/21/2018
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Ralph talks to Reverend Graylan Hagler about, among other things, the criminalization of poverty, right wing Christianity, and The Poor People’s Campaign to fight all of that. Then, conservative Constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, joins us to express his reservations about Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, especially his views on executive power.

Duration:01:12:49

Seymour Hersh

7/14/2018
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The investigative reporter who broke the story of the My Lai Massacre and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, Seymour Hersh talks to Ralph about his life and career, chronicled in his memoir, “Reporter.”

Duration:01:04:29

Nuclear Weapons Free Zones

7/7/2018
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Ralph greets Princeton classmate and nuclear non-proliferation expert, Ambassador Thomas Graham, a former senior U.S. diplomat, who was involved in the negotiation of every single international arms control and non-proliferation agreement from 1970 to 1997. Also, the original Nader’s Raider, Robert Fellmeth rejoins us to talk about the campaign to protect children on Facebook.

Duration:00:57:31

Google is God

6/30/2018
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Marketing professor and entrepreneur, Scott Galloway, explains how Google is God, Facebook is Love, Amazon is Consumption, Apple is Sex, and their collective market dominance needs to be broken up for the sake of democracy… and innovation. Plus, Ralph talks to Michael Merhige about the political philosophy he developed while working as a CIA operative and in the military.

Duration:01:09:30

Good News From the Heartland

6/23/2018
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Ralph talks to Atlantic magazine writer and former protégé, James Fallows, about the trip he took with his wife, Deborah, that resulted in their book, “Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America.” Plus, wunderkind, Felix Finkbeiner, joins us to report on his mission to plant a trillion trees around the world.

Duration:01:01:49

How To End GMOs!

6/16/2018
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In a passionate and articulate call to action, food safety warrior, Andrew Kimbrell, returns to make the case that passing food labeling laws will spell the end of the GMO industry. Plus, progressive Maryland senate candidate, Jerome Segal battles the Democratic establishment.

Duration:01:17:11

Democracy in Chains

6/9/2018
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Ralph welcomes Duke University historian, Nancy MacLean, to discuss her book “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America,” which delves into the destructive “libertarian” ideology the Koch brothers fund to keep the minority in power. Also, Ralph talks to English professor, Tymofey Wowk, about his strategies for teaching students in the age of social media.

Duration:01:14:22