The Ralph Nader Radio Hour – April 15, 2024

The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

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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Infectious Generosity

Ralph Nader welcomes Chris Anderson, author of Infectious Generosity: The Ultimate Idea Worth Spreading, where he explains how techniques for tapping into the potential of “the internet to turbocharge generosity” can fund and scale-up bold, audacious projects for the common good. Chris Anderson is the founder of the Sapling Foundation and Curator of TED, a nonprofit … Continued


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Live Taping with the Father of Bad Faith Insurance Law

On this week’s episode, Ralph welcomes trailblazing attorney William Shernoff to discuss predatory insurance practices and how consumers can protect themselves. This special episode was co-presented by The American Museum of Tort Law and was recorded in front of a live virtual audience. William Shernoff is the founding partner of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria, a law … Continued


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Apartheid Education / Gas Station Heroin

Legendary public school reform advocate Jonathan Kozol joins us to discuss his latest book, An End To Inequality: Breaking Down the Walls of Apartheid Education in America. Then, we do a deep dive into the scourge that is kratom, the dangerous so-called pain-relief supplement that our guest, attorney Matt Wetherington, calls “gas station heroin.” Jonathan Kozol, … Continued


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America, Stop With the Nuclear Power. It’s Not Going to Happen.

Ralph Nader is joined by Tim Judson from the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (N.I.R.S.) to discuss the growing support for nuclear power in Congress and the persistent myths that fuel nuclear advocates’ false hopes for a nuclear future. Then, Ralph pays tribute to Boeing whistleblower John Barnett, who died unexpectedly this week in the … Continued


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Tribe Over Truth

Ralph Nader speaks to law professor Barbara McQuade, who specializes in national security issues and has written a book that outlines a very real threat to American democracy: Attack From Within: How Disinformation Is Sabotaging America. Then, Lawrence Wilkerson sums up Israeli goals in its war on the Palestinians with three words: eradication, elimination, and … Continued


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Bishop William Barber & the Poor People’s Campaign / Dan Diamond on Medicare Fraud

Ralph welcomes Bishop William Barber from the Poor People’s Campaign to discuss their March 2nd mass moral march on state assemblies and their efforts to mobilize millions of poor and low-wage voters. Then, Ralph is joined by Washington Post health reporter Dan Diamond to discuss his team’s recent report on a $2 billion Medicare fraud … Continued


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Practical Radicals

Ralph welcomes Professor Stephanie Luce of the City University of New York, who has co-authored Practical Radicals: Seven Strategies to Change the World. and together they outline the challenges and the strategies that face underdogs trying to change the system. Plus, our resident constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, joins us to discuss the death of Russian … Continued


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Labor for a Ceasefire / Trump’s Cult of Personality

Ralph is joined by labor activist Gene Bruskin. They discuss how labor leaders are joining with Progressive lawmakers to demand a ceasefire in Gaza, and also the true meaning of solidarity. Then Ralph welcomes Rick Perlstein — historian, chronicler of American conservativism, and author of Nixonland — to explain Donald Trump’s iron grip on the … Continued


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Mad as Hell

Ralph welcomes Eva Borgwardt from the grassroots Jewish-American organization IfNotNow to bust the myth that Palestinian rights and Jewish safety are mutually exclusive. Next, Ralph is joined by CPA and corporate accountability advocate Dr. Ralph Estes to discuss his book Fight the Corpocracy, Take Back Democracy: A Mad As Hell Guide for the 99%.