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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

Invasion of the Robots!

11/18/2017
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Ralph welcomes back America’s #1 populist, Jim Hightower, to discuss how to make sure that robots will work for us and not the other way around. Then, attorney Roberta Walburn joins us to discuss her book about firebrand populist judge “Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America To Justice.”

Duration: 00:57:31


Representation Without Taxation!

11/11/2017
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Economist James Henry takes apart the Republican tax plan, calling it “the largest wealth transfer in history to the ruling class" And activist, law student, Pete Davis, tells us how he’s trying to get Harvard Law School to fulfill it’s stated mission by funneling fewer of its graduates toward powerful corporate firms and more toward the public interest.

Duration: 01:06:09


Grassroots Action!

11/4/2017
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Ralph welcomes Sarah van Gelder, founder of PeoplesHub and Mark Pertschuk, director of Grassroots Change, two organizations that offer you the skills and expertise on how to make change in your community.

Duration: 00:59:21


Who Owns The Media?/Monsanto’s Whitewash

10/28/2017
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Former FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson, gives us a perspective on the media landscape from Johnson to Trump. And investigative journalist, Carey Gillam, explains how, thanks to chemical companies like Monsanto, we’re all probably eating the pesticide, Round Up.

Duration: 01:01:28


"I Agree?"/Trip, Slip & Fall

10/21/2017
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Ralph talks to law professor Margaret Jane Radin about the hazards of fine print contracts and to Russell Kendzior about the hazards of slippery floors, two seemingly minor things that have a surprisingly profound effect on our daily lives.

Duration: 00:59:26


Nurses United!/Animal Welfare

10/14/2017
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Ralph talks wildfires, single payer healthcare, and the state of the union movement with Executive Director of National Nurses United, RoseAnn DeMoro; and the head of the Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle, argues that if industry treated animals better, they’d actually increase profits.

Duration: 01:04:42


The Truth About Trump’s Tax Plan

10/7/2017
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Ralph and Alan Essig, Executive Director of Citizens for Tax Justice break down President Trump’s Tax Reform proposal and insurance expert, Robert Hunter, returns to explain what’s going on with hurricane and flood insurance in the wake Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Duration: 00:58:24


Patriotic Millionaires/Congress Working?/Trump vs. NFL

9/30/2017
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Ralph talks to millionaire Morris Pearl, chairman of Patriotic Millionaires, a group of wealthy individuals fighting for economic and political equality, which includes raising their own taxes. And former FTC Chair, Michael Pertschuk reminisces with Ralph about how they got good things done in Congress. Plus, in the Wrap Up Ralph weighs in on Donald Trump vs. the NFL.

Duration: 01:07:53


Clean Water/Throwing Rocks At The Google Bus

9/23/2017
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Ralph talks everything water, including how cities can maintain clean water in the face of natural disasters with George Hawkins, CEO of the municipal utility, DC Water. And media maven, Douglas Rushkoff, author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, talks about how to maintain your power and humanity in the age of digital monopolies.

Duration: 01:02:06


The Existential Threat of Big Tech

9/16/2017
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Ralph spends the whole hour with journalist Franklin Foer, author of World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech, about how the Big Four, Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are attempting to dominate every aspect of our lives and minds. Plus, we get Ralph’s take on the Bernie Sanders’ single-payer bill, and he answers more listener questions.

Duration: 00:58:31


Amazon Takes Over The World!

9/9/2017
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Ralph talks to Lina Khan, monopoly expert with the Open Markets Institute, about how to tame “Too Big To Fail” corporations like Amazon. And Ralph’s Princeton classmate and Renaissance Man, Scott McVay, tells us about some of the adventures he chronicled in his memoir Surprise Encounters With Artists and Scientists, Whales and Other Living Things. Plus, Ralph weighs in on the DACA controversy and devastating hurricanes.

Duration: 01:08:42


Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse/Iran Nuclear Deal

9/2/2017
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Ralph talks to political correspondent, John Nichols, about the scoundrels populating the Trump Administration. And Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson outlines the dangers of scuttling the Iran nuclear deal.

Duration: 00:59:59


Outrageous CEO Pay/Progressive Banks/Remembering Dick Gregory

8/26/2017
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Ralph dissects how your boss makes 500 times more than you do with Steven Clifford, author of The CEO Pay Machine: How it Trashes America and How to Stop It. And the President of the progressive Amalgamated Bank, Ken Mestrich, joins us to discuss why small banks like his are where you should putting your money. Plus, David, Steve and Ralph talk about the late great comedian, Dick Gregory.

Duration: 01:09:08


Hands Off Our National Parks!/Trump Connections to ISIS?

8/19/2017
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Ralph talks to author and conservationist, Terry Tempest Williams about her lyrical paean to our national parks, The Hour of Land. And intrepid investigative journalist, Allan Nairn, tells us about Donald Trump’s connections to ISIS in Indonesia.

Duration: 00:57:28


Congressman Jamie Raskin/Teamsters Battle XPO

8/12/2017
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Ralph talks to Democratic Congressman and constitutional law scholar Jamie Raskin about how progressives can break the Republican stranglehold on the federal government. And union organizer Jeffrey Farmer describes the pitched battle between the Teamsters and XPO Logistics, one of the largest transportation companies in the world.

Duration: 00:57:24


Inside Philanthropy

8/5/2017
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Ralph has a fascinating conversation about the billions of dollars spent on political philanthropy and what all that money is working for with David Callahan, author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age. Also, Ralph answers more listener questions!

Duration: 00:57:24


Fighting Student Loan Debt/A Better Deal?

7/29/2017
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Ralph talks to insurance expert Robert Hunter about another way toward a single-payer healthcare system: buy out the insurance industry. Attorney, Joanna Darcus, tells you how to fight for your rights against predatory student loan debt collectors. And we get Ralph’s take on the Democratic Party’s “Better Deal.”

Duration: 00:57:23


A More Progressive Economic Agenda

7/22/2017
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Distinguished economist, Robert Pollin, joins us to share his ideas on a progressive more egalitarian economic agenda. And Dr. Steffie Woolhandler tells us why doctors and other health professionals want a single-payer, Medicare for All healthcare system.

Duration: 01:01:25


Draft Bernie?/Raising Minimum Wage

7/15/2017
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Nick Brana joins us to discuss his efforts to “Draft Bernie for a People’s Party;” and economist Ben Zipperer explains how, contrary to conventional wisdom, raising the minimum wage will not result in significant job loss.

Duration: 01:02:31


Fighting For Justice/Protecting Endangered Species

7/8/2017
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Ralph talks to Edgar Cahn about the Legal Services Corporation, which makes thousands of lawyers available to low income Americans; and Leda Huta executive director of the Endangered Species Coalition joins us to tell us why we should care about endangered species. Plus, Ralph answers your questions!

Duration: 00:57:25

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