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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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The Rick Smith Show streams live every weeknight from 9p-11p EST on YouTube & Twitch TV, and the show runs every night in prime time on Free Speech TV.
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    • 4.8 • 124 Ratings

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.
Want more #RickShow? Go to https://www.thericksmithshow.com
The Rick Smith Show streams live every weeknight from 9p-11p EST on YouTube & Twitch TV, and the show runs every night in prime time on Free Speech TV.
Be sure to add the FSTV channel on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, on the FSTV iOS app, or find us in the regular channel lineup on DirecTV or Dish.
Radio listeners – You can find us in most major markets, including New York City on WBAI 99.5 FM, Los Angeles on KPFK 90.7 FM, Chicago on WCPT AM 820, Columbus on 98.3/92.7 FM, Minneapolis on AM950, and many others. Check your local listings.
Call-in at 1-866-416-RICK (7425) to join the show.
Questions or comments? Email Rick@thericksmithshow.com

    Union Busting Works

    Union Busting Works

    May 21, 2024
    In a close vote last week, workers at Mercedes in Alabama chose not to join a union. To understand this result, we must understand just how much power corporations have to bust unions, the tactics they use, and the laws they consistently break, and why they break those laws. We also discuss the attacks on public schools with Professor & Author Josh Cowan, and we get a state-of-the-race update from the Colorado 4th, where our guest Trisha Calvarese is the Democratic Nominee taking on right-wing nutbag Lauren Boebert.
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    • 56 min
    Our "Great Society"

    Our "Great Society"

    May 20, 2024
    America is the richest country in the history of history, and we are at its richest moment. So how is it that so many still go hungry, or go without a roof over their heads, or die because they cannot afford healthcare? Simply put, the programs that make us great, or at least the ones that make us great to those in need, are under constant assault from the richest among us. It seems that no matter how much they have, they will always want more for themselves, and less for you and your family. Today’s guests are Abbie Malloy of First Focus on Children, and Reporter Sarah Burris of Raw Story.
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    • 56 min
    Are You Better Off?

    Are You Better Off?

    May 17, 2024
    Well … the GOP is running against Democrats, and certainly against Biden, but recently it also looks like they’re running against reality itself. Asking questions like “Are you better off than you were four years ago,” the GOP seems to be trying to convince voters that 4 years of absolute chaos and criminality, punctuated by a failed response to Covid that caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans … never happened. We discuss this ridiculous strategy and more with guests Lynn Rhinehart of The Economic Policy Institute, and Lee McNamara of the Culinary Union Local 226.
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    • 56 min
    Tariffs, Unions, and Books

    Tariffs, Unions, and Books

    May 16, 2024
    Joe Biden just announced a number of new tariffs on Chinese goods, but no one is hearing about it because corporate media is busy cashing in on tangerine-flavored courtroom drama. There’s also a monumentally important union vote going on at Mercedes in Alabama, and teachers are busy giving away books at a time when radicals are trying to ban them. Once again, corporate media is busy giving us the same hour of clickbait 24 times in a row. These stories and more with our guests: Saru Jayaraman of One Fair Wage, and Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers.
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    • 56 min
    Joe Did That

    Joe Did That

    May 15, 2024
    Infrastructure is more than bridges and potholes. It’s how we keep up in a very competitive world, and it’s about creating better lives for American families. It’s also the difference between saying and doing, as the last administration talked about it endlessly but did nothing, while the Biden administration got the legislation passed in very difficult circumstances and put America to work. We discuss this and more with today’s guests – Scott Paul of The Alliance for American Manufacturing, and Irene Tung of The National Employment Law Project.
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    • 56 min
    The "Messaging" Problem

    The "Messaging" Problem

    May 14, 2024
    Every election cycle, we see the same thing over and over. The right floods the zone with fiction, and the left can’t get off the couch for long enough to compete. Dems call this a “messaging problem.” That’s incorrect. It’s a delivery problem, and no one is serious about fixing it. This and more on today’s show, with guest Emily de La Bruyere of Horizon Advisory.
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Haary T ,

Label on the back of your computer.

Love your program, but please get rid of the Communism “ label on your computer. I envision someone tuning in and making the assumption you are for Communism.

Gugir ,

Half the story

I caught your show by accident. I think when you tell a story, you need to tell the whole story. Yes, DeSantis originally voted against the Katrina bill. It was jam packed with Democrat PORK. JAM PACKED. So smart Congress persons voted NO. That FORCED the radical left wing fools to take the PORK out of the bill. DeSantis and all the Republicans voted for the bill. Is half a story,where you PURPOSELY left out the “rest of the story” HONEST JOURNALISM? I call FAKE NEWS.

Dave Clawson ,

Lockout local 128

I work for UAW represented workforce in the aerospace ind. Raytheon Inc. They offered contract not fitting of what we have done for them and shareholders. They are trying to freeze the pension and eliminate for future new hires . My father was a UAW member for 46 yrs. I have been one for 30. He always told me the UAW was really about 3 things. A fair days pay for a fair days work. A livable wage for the workers and family’s. And a pension so we can live a life of dignity and contribute to the economy. And a safe workplace with health benefits. Please have a program telling our unions to keep pension at all cost. Thank you Rick. I am Dave Clawson. A proud UAW member.

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