Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
Voter Purging/Biden-Trump Ad Wars
Voting rights advocate, Greg Palast, returns to give us the latest on Republican efforts to purge the voter rolls of people of color. And ad guru, Bill Hillsman, comes back to analyze the effectiveness of the late stage TV ads from the Biden and Trump campaigns.
Appeasement or Revolution?
Historian, Paul Street, joins us to discuss how the Democrats seeded the ground for the rise of Trump in his new book, “Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump and the Politics of Appeasement.” And Ralph welcomes the chair of Our Revolution, Larry Cohen, to update us on how the progressive movement is faring in the Biden/Harris campaign.
Re-Targeting Iran/Political Satire
Ralph welcomes Alternative Radio’s, David Barsamian, who presents the perspectives of leading scholars of the Middle East on the ongoing turbulent relationship between the U.S. and Iran in the book “Re-Targeting Iran.” And political cartoonist, Dwayne Booth, AKA “Mr. Fish” joins us for a provocative discussion about the state of political satire. Plus, Ralph answers listener questions!
Rx For Surviving Trump/Avoiding Amazon
Ralph welcomes back psychiatrist, Dr. Bandy Lee, for an update on Donald Trump’s pathology and a prescription for surviving it. And Tarek Milleron joins Steve and David to talk about alternatives to shopping at Amazon. Plus, listener questions!
Presidential Debates/Reforming the Electoral College
Ralph welcomes George Farah, author of “No Debate,” who tells us how the Commission on Presidential Debates with its secret contracts and secret sponsorships is not the non-partisan organization it appears. And board member of National Popular Vote movement, Stephen Silberstein, updates us on how close we are to reforming the Electoral College.
How the Right is Shredding the Vote
Populism is the theme when America’s #1 populist, Jim Hightower, joins Ralph to outline the six ways the right is trying to shred our vote this November. Also, we learn how the Trump Administration’s policies have really affected Iowa’s farming community from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-editor of the Progressive Populist, Art Cullen.
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Ralph Nader has walked the walk and talked the talk during his lifetime of service.
It’s refreshing to hear the wisdom from a revered elder statesman’s regarding socialism and social issues.
We need to hear more from the men and women who have long term knowledge of the movement.
Respect. He didn’t just turn socialist in graduate school last year - as have many of the children who believe that they re-invented this.
Definition of Socialism - Taxpayer Funded
A simple more understandable definition of socialism is an organization supported solely by taxpayers. This includes the fire department, police department, US Army, Navy, Air Force, the federal government itself, state government, public school systems, NASA, and welfare. These are all good things all paid for by taxpayers as all examples of socialism. A simple definition of capitalism is an enterprise whose revenue comes from products sold competitively. Examples are cell phone sales, auto sales, and computer sales. These are good things too. The key is a proper balance reference socialism and capitalism in the economy. One that keeps prices low (as we see little incentive to keep prices low-in socialism) and avoids damage to innocent people to obtain profit (which capitalism profit incentives can lead to.
Thank you for this podcast i am kept to be i formed and know what actually going on based on fact and evidence and science.