The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Join or Die – The Ralph Nader Radio Hour – August 28, 2023

Ralph welcomes civic activist, writer and filmmaker, Pete Davis, to discuss “Join or Die,” a film about why you should join a club—and why the fate of America depends on it. Then Professor Scott Sklar, an expert on sustainable infrastructure joins us to talk about one of the easiest ways we can reduce our energy consumption and slow down the pace of our overheating planet: white roofs. Plus, Ralph has some choice words about the media’s coverage of the Republican presidential campaign and also how we don’t truly celebrate Labor Day. And speaking of labor, Steve gives us an update on the Writers’ and Actors’ strike.


Pete Davis is a writer and civic advocate. He is the author of Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in An Age of Infinite Browsing, co-founder of the Democracy Policy Network— a policy organization focused on raising up ideas that deepen democracy— and co-director—with Rebecca Davis— of the film Join or Die.


Scott Sklar is Energy Director of George Washington University’s Environment & Energy Management Institute and Director of GW’s Solar Institute. Mr. Sklar is an expert on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable infrastructure, and runs The Stella Group, Ltd., a clean energy technology optimization and strategic policy firm.


Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.


Artist Song Album Label
Jack FreemanIntroductionThe Business of LivingJack Freeman
Kemp HarrisStand Up, Rise Up (feat. Mable E. Marshall & Eleanor Mapp) feat. Mable E. Marshall,Eleanor MappStand Up, Rise Up (feat. Mable E. Marshall & Eleanor Mapp) feat. Mable E. Marshall,Eleanor MappKemp Harris
Marvin GayeI Want YouI Want YouUniversal Music Ireland Ltd.