A daily digest of independent news analysis, investigation, education, artistic expression, and activism in the public interest, emphasizing the connection between global issues and those in local communities. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
Ralph welcomes back president of Public Citizen, Robert Weissman, for an update on the Trump agenda and what they are doing to fight it. Also, aviation expert William McGee tells us what’s really going on in the airplanes you fly with his book, “Attention All Passengers: The Airlines Dangerous Descent and What You Can Do … Continued
On today’s show we’ll examine the upcoming French Presidential elections and the rise of the leftist candidate Jean-Luc Mlenchon. My guest Jean Bricmont will join us from Paris to explain the significance of Mlenchon’s candidacy. And, Robert Weissman of Public Citizen will explain what his organization has found about Donald Trump’s meetings with corporate CEOs … Continued
Ralph talks about the institutional corruption behind the practice of gerrymandering with David Daley, author of Ratfucked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy. Then Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen tells us what he thinks President Obama should do in the final days of his administration.
Ralph answers a whole slew of your questions, ranging from the Colin Kaepernick protest to voting your conscience to living off the grid. And we also feature two clips from the Breaking Through Power Conference, featuring Janine Jackson talking about the nature of corporate media and Robert Weissman, who tells us how the country is … Continued
Ralph talks to the President of Public Citizen, Robert Weissman, about that organization’s storied history fighting and winning against the perfidies of corporate power. And in our listener question segment, Ralph defends his position on autonomous cars and talks about what he might do differently if he had it to do all over again.