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By working people. For working people. Welcome to The Rick Smith Show. Working Americans are tired of listening to think tank approved corporate news and commentary. They want a direct, honest approach to the issues that matter, so this is what The Rick Smith Show provides. No puppets. No focus groups. No talking points.

By working people. For working people. Welcome to The Rick Smith Show. Working Americans are tired of listening to think tank approved corporate news and commentary. They want a direct, honest approach to the issues that matter, so this is what The Rick Smith Show provides. No puppets. No focus groups. No talking points.

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By working people. For working people. Welcome to The Rick Smith Show. Working Americans are tired of listening to think tank approved corporate news and commentary. They want a direct, honest approach to the issues that matter, so this is what The Rick Smith Show provides. No puppets. No focus groups. No talking points.

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English


Episodes

A Moment of Justice | 4-21-21 (2nd Hour)

4/21/2021
Treasurer of the DNC Black Caucus Khary Penebaker shares his reaction to the Chauvin verdict and the role it could play in the fight for a more just America. Then, Director Arthur Kanegis joins us to discuss his new biopic “The World is my Country” about the interesting life and times of Garry Davis. Rick closes the show with thoughts on a monumental day in the history of American justice.

Duration:00:59:19

A Moment of Justice | 4-21-21 (1st Hour)

4/21/2021
Rick opens the show with reaction to the Chauvin verdict, and how it is just a first step in a long journey toward real justice for all in America. Then West Virginia AFL-CIO President Josh Sword joins us to discuss the Pro Act and WV Senator Joe Manchin’s recent support for it, and Manufacturing Expert Scott Paul shares some thoughts on the competitive advantages of modernizing our crumbling infrastructure.

Duration:00:59:19

Justice System on Trial | 4-20-21

4/20/2021
First Hour: Rick opens the show with some thoughts on how opportunity can bring people together, and what we need to do to create it. Then Columnist Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Inquirer discusses his new piece on the escalating police violence against protesters and journalists, and Dr. Robert Kraig explains why Kenosha, Wisconsin is the new “Murder Capital of America.” Second Hour: Max Moran of The Revolving Door Project talks about how Big Pharma’s control over vaccine science can...

Duration:01:59:47

Will Bunch on Escalating Police Violence

4/20/2021
"We need someone investigating crime, whether we call them the police or the department of public safety." Will Bunch is a National Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. @Will_Bunch

Duration:00:17:48

Robert Kraig on the Foxconn Fiasco

4/20/2021
"Modern right-wing ideology has become malignant to the point that pluto-fascism is a nice thing to say about it." Robert Kraig is the Executive director at Citizen Action of Wisconsin @RKraig1912 @CitizenActionWI

Duration:00:18:33

Max Moran on Big Pharma's Vaccine Power Play

4/20/2021
"I got one of the very last Johnson & Johnson vaccines right before they put the temporary hold on them." Max Moran is the Research Director at the Revolving Door Project @revolvingdoorDC @MaxMoranHi

Duration:00:17:28

Bob Ney Breaks Down the DC Madness

4/20/2021
"The infrastructure bill is one that the President cannot lose." Bob Ney is a Political Analyst and former Congressman from Ohio. @bobney

Duration:00:24:49

STOP SHOOTING US! | 4-19-21

4/19/2021
First Hour: Rick opens the show with a story about yet another mass shooting, and a few thoughts on the forces that are turning America into one big live-target shooting gallery. Then Scott Dworkin joins to share a number of new revelations in the ongoing cesspool of criminality that is the Matt Gaetz story, and then we get to hear from some hard-working union folks about a steelworker strike going on in multiple cities. Second Hour: This week’s Panel breaks down the week, including the...

Duration:01:59:47

Scott Dworkin with the latest on GAETZGATE

4/19/2021
Scott Dworkin joins to share a number of new revelations in the ongoing cesspool of criminality that is the Matt Gaetz story. @funder @TheDemCoalition

Duration:00:18:14

Teamster Dan Brush and Steelworker Dan Olivera

4/19/2021
On March 29th, the @steelworkers went on strike against Allegheny Technologies at 9 locations across the country for unfair labor practices. They haven't had a raise since 2015. @Steelworkers @Teamsters #1u

Duration:00:17:36

THE PANEL on HYPOCRISY and INSURRECTION

4/19/2021
This week’s Panel breaks down the week, including the neck-snapping hypocrisy of the GOP’s new “anti-corporation” spin, Fox News sorting boys and men based on race instead of age, and the news about an Oath Keeper insurrectionist who isn’t too proud to rat out his fellow traitors to save himself some much-deserved jail time. This week’s panelists are: Rich Ojeda, National Spokesman for No Dem Left Behind; Writer, Professor and former Ohio Statehouse candidate Brett Pransky; and Sarah Burris,...

Duration:00:59:53

Limbaugh is Dead | 4-16-21

4/16/2021
First Hour: Rick begins the night with commentary on the cavalcade of right-wing loons trying to replace Rush Limbaugh. Then Sarah Kendzior of Gaslit Nation joins to discuss new revelations on Russia and the GOP, and Morris Pearl of Patriotic Millionaires shares excerpts from his new book, “Tax the Rich.” Second Hour: Journalist Sarah Burris of RawStory breaks down the week’s stories, and “The Last Sane Conservative” and former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney closes the show with an insider’s...

Duration:01:59:47

Sarah Kendzior on the Russia/GOP Alliance

4/16/2021
"The Cold War ended 30 years ago. Russia has been a hyper-capitalist country for 30 yrs, & that's what Republicans like about it, making tons of money without regulation." Sarah Kendzior is a writer and the co-host of the Gaslit Nation podcast. @sarahkendzior @gaslitnation

Duration:00:18:11

Patriotic Millionaire Morris Pearl Says "Tax the Rich"

4/16/2021
Morris Pearl is the author of "Tax the Rich: How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rick Even Richer" @morris_pearl @PatrioticMills #TaxTheRich

Duration:00:17:47

Sarah Burris on the Week That Was

4/16/2021
"This is a system-wide issue. As a country, we're not prepared. It'll be a heavy lift to handle elder care for the Baby Boomers, & they're the largest generation we've had so far." Sarah Burris is a journalist at RawStory. @SarahBurris @RawStory

Duration:00:27:46

"The Last Sane Conservative" Bob Ney

4/16/2021
"We don't need to add people to the system; we need the system to react." Bob Ney is a Political Analyst and a former Congressman from Ohio. @bobney

Duration:00:17:26

Historical Gun Nuts and Congressional Frat Boys | 4-15-21

4/15/2021
First Hour: On the anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, Rick discusses the irony of historical gun nuts becoming famous, and Scott Dworkin of the Democratic Coalition joins us to discuss his new op-ed, and also Matt Gaetz and the endless stream of Republican scandals in DC. Second Hour: Treasurer of the DNC Black Caucus Khary Penebaker talks about the Chauvin trial and the charges in the Daunte Wright killing. Rick discusses the recent epidemic of gun violence, and then our good friend...

Duration:01:59:47

Scott Dworkin on GaetzGate

4/14/2021
"There are a lot of credit card payments for hotel charges, many of which are resorts not related to any official campaign activities. There are also hundreds of thousands in legal fees." Scott Dworkin is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Democratic Coalition @funder @TheDemCoalition

Duration:00:37:59

Khary Penebaker on the Staggering Lack of Police Accountability

4/14/2021
"I'm not excited that Kimberly Potter was charged with the death of Daunte Wright; I'd much rather that young man still be alive." Khary Penebaker is Treasurer of the DNC Black Caucus @kharyp

Duration:00:17:45

Bob Ney Makes Sense of the GOP Circus

4/14/2021
"I got the Moderna vaccine. I had a reaction after the 2nd shot. That reaction was much better than being on a ventilator, & fortunately it was short-term." Bob Ney is a Political Analyst and a former GOP Congressman from Ohio @bobney

Duration:00:18:28