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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

How To Be a Federal Criminal!

8/17/2019
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In an offbeat and more light-hearted episode, Ralph, Steve, and David talk to criminal defense lawyer, Mike Chase, author of “How To Be A Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook For the Aspiring Offender.” Plus, Ralph answers more of your questions.

Duration:00:57:27

Mike Gravel

8/10/2019
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Legendary former Senator, Mike Gravel, joins us to talk about his ideas for direct democracy, explains the concept of “Republican Socialism,” and tells us about his role in the Pentagon Papers.

Duration:01:18:57

War With China, Russia, Iran?

8/3/2019
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Military expert Professor Michael Klare talks military budget, the dangers inherent in our contentious relationship with Iran, and the shift in U.S. military planning away from stateless actors to China, Russia, and Iran.

Duration:01:02:29

Mueller Testimony/Investigating Airline Crashes

7/27/2019
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Ralph talks with John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine, about Robert Mueller’s testimony, the imperial presidency and Ilhan Omar, and many other aspects of the current political landscape. Then we welcome aviation crash expert, Dr. Alan Diehl, who gives us his take on the situation with Boeing and the problematic 737 MAX 8.

Duration:01:40:57

Thom Hartmann: How To Handle Trump

7/20/2019
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Ralph talks to progressive broadcaster, Thom Hartmann, about how to respond to a malignant narcissist, who also happens to be the President of the United States.

Duration:01:07:13

Green New Deal!

7/13/2019
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Ralph welcomes two energy experts who span the far ends of the age spectrum, first 29 year old, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, one of the chief architects of the Green New Deal, and then 93 year old David Freeman, former head of the Tennessee Valley Authority. They both talk about the Green New Deal and the bright future of renewable energy.

Duration:01:11:33

Strength Through Peace/Surveillance Scoring

7/6/2019
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Ralph welcomes mental health experts Judith Eve Lipton and David Barash to talk about what we can learn from Costa Rica, a country that has survived and thrived after giving up its military. And consumer advocates Harvey Rosenfield and Laura Antonini tell us how they are exposing how companies like Walmart, Home Depot and Airbnb are using your personal data against you.

Duration:01:12:14

The Future of Banking/Sports the Right Way

6/29/2019
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Ralph welcomes Walt McRee President of Public Banking Associates, who explains how public banks should be the future of banking. And Dr. Ken Reed joins us to discuss how the elimination of phys. ed. classes and intramural sports in schools is contributing to childhood obesity.

Duration:01:02:03

Can American Capitalism Survive?

6/22/2019
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Ralph welcomes Washington Post business columnist, Steven Pearlstein, who asks the question, “Can American Capitalism Survive?” And economist William Lazonick tells us how Boeing management buying back its own stock contributed to the decisions that led to the crashes of the 737 MAX 8.

Duration:01:14:29

Folk Tales/Generic Drugs

6/15/2019
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In an eclectic program, Ralph talks first with Rebecca Sheir and Eric Shimelonis, creators of the podcast “Circle Round,” which adapts and updates folk-tales for children. Then, investigative reporter Katherine Eban joins us to talk about her exposé: “Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom.”

Duration:01:11:44

Hemp Victory!

6/8/2019
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Director of Vote Hemp, Eric Steenstra, recounts how the finally won the battle to legalize industrial hemp farming. And former NRC commissioner, Peter Bradford, rebuts recent op-eds that promote nuclear power.

Duration:01:02:39

Trumpcare Fiasco/Logic For The Left

6/1/2019
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Medicare For All advocate, Dr. John Geyman, rejoins us to discuss his latest book “Struggling and Dying Under Trumpcare: How We Fix This Fiasco.” And philosophy professor Ben Burgis explains how to “Give Them an Argument: Logic For The Left.” Plus, David Helvarg comes on in the Wrap Up to explain how he’s “Putting The Blue in the Green New Deal.”

Duration:01:18:17

The Military Industrial Virus

5/25/2019
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Ralph welcomes acclaimed journalist, Andrew Cockburn, who argues that the more we spend on the armed forces the weaker we actually get. And energy security expert Joel N. Gordes explains how best we can safeguard our vulnerable power grid from a cyber attack.

Duration:01:01:32

Abolishing Prisons?/Chernobyl

5/18/2019
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Ralph talks to professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore about abolishing prisons and journalist Adam Higginbotham about his book, “Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster.”

Duration:01:09:35

Can We Limit Greed?

5/11/2019
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Greed is the common theme discussed with our two guests. First, Ralph talks to Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin about CEO pay, progress on the minimum wage, and the possibility of impeaching Donald Trump. Then, advocate Jamie Love explains how greedy drug companies get away with gouging patients who need life-saving drugs.

Duration:01:05:13

Facebook Must Be Restructured

5/4/2019
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Ralph engages in a spirited back and forth with Matt Stoller of the Open Markets Institute about corporate power and how Facebook must be restructured. Plus, Ralph answers listener questions about vaccines, the Boeing Max 8 and has some strong words about Apple buying back 75 billion dollars of its own stock.

Duration:01:04:39

Whistleblowing Engineers/Social Security

4/27/2019
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Drs. Rania Milleron and Nicholas Sakellariou talk about changing the culture of the engineering profession so that more will step forward when they see bad things happening. And Karen Friedman, from the Pension Rights Center, tells us about preserving your pension and answers the question: “Is Social Security really in trouble?”

Duration:01:27:30

What Netanyahu Wants

4/20/2019
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Ralph talks to the founder of Ballot Access News, Richard Winger, about among other things, eliminating the Electoral College and the need for Federal ballot access laws. And Jerome Segal, founder of the Jewish Peace Lobby talks AIPAC and Netanyahu’s plans after his re-election.

Duration:01:11:59

GMOs Decoded

4/13/2019
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Ralph talks to professor Sheldon Krimsky about the controversy surrounding GMOs and the conflict of interest inherent in corporate funded scientific studies. Plus he talks to Paul Hudson of Flyers Rights about how the FAA dropped the ball and whether the Boeing Max 8 should ever fly again.

Duration:01:13:07

Opioid Moratorium/Black Agenda Report

4/6/2019
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Dr. Sidney Wolfe explains why Pubic Citizen is calling for a moratorium on FDA approval of any new opioids. And Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report talks with Ralph about a wide range of issues, including right-wing black Democrats, blackface, and the militarization of the police.

Duration:01:16:13