Obamacare, Same Sex Marriage, The Transpacific Trade Partnership, The Confederate Flag, The Pope’s Position on Manmade Climate Change, Magna Carta’s Birthday, and documentaries to catch with Ralph Nader, Will Durst, Jimmy Lee Wirt, Professor Tom Ginsburg, Michael Snyder and Megan Barth.
Best Selling Author of “Freakonomics” Steven D. Levitt discusses his new book “How To Rob A Bank.” Then Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur talks about her vote against TPP, the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership, and why she has been an outspoken critic of Reaganomics in Congress since 1983.
America’s failed drug war has cost one trillion dollars and countless lives. We talk again with Detective Dick Cole, one of the founders of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Politico’s Remy Maisel author of “Is Satire Saving Our Nation?” talks about France, and why all satire is not created equal. And Adam Hartung, columnist with Forbes, explains Obama’s rising poll numbers.
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Did the NYPD go too far turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio? We talk with The Nation Magazine’s Patricia Williams who writes Diary of A Mad Law Professor. Plus Film Critic Michael Snyder tells us his top 15 movies for 2014.Patricia J. Williams is an American legal scholar and a proponent of critical race theory, a school of legal thought that emphasizes race as a fundamental determinant of the American legal system. She is currently the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University where she has taught since 1991.
Atheists now outnumber Jews and Muslims in America as the number of Americans turning their backs on organized religion has jumped in the past decade. Our guest Phil Zuckerman is author of “Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions.“ Professor Zuckerman teaches sociology at Pitzer College. He is the author of several books, including Society Without God (2008) for which he won ForeWord Magazine's silver book of the year award, and Faith No More (2011.)
Professor Karen Dawisha of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and the Director of the University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies joins the show to talk about her new book "Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?".
Ralph Nader stops by to talk about Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking in the state of New York. Then we go to Brazil to talk to Human's Right Watch about Brazil's Truth and Reconciliation Commission finally coming to terms with the torture that took place under the military dictatorship nearly 30 years ago, and if America will ever come to terms with our own human rights violations.
Zack Ford, the LGBT editor for Think Progress discusses the relationship between New York City cops and the LGBT community. Plus Michael Snyder with movie reviews, and Howie Klein on some late breaking news from China and what was hidden in the $585 billion defense authorization bill that was recently passed by Congress.
Yael T. Abouhalkah talks about Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's tax cuts and what that means for the state, Ed Rabel on his recent independent run in West Virginia, and film critic Michael Snyder tells us what movies to see this week, and which to avoid.
Avi Asher Shapiro joins the show to talk about his recent Verge article which examines Uber's push to hire 50,000 vets, but are our military being taken for a ride?From the look of it, the answer is yes.
The Smithsonian's Under Secretary for history art and culture, Dr. Richard Kern, who joins us to talk about Christopher Columbus, and if we should still be celebrating his legacy with a national holiday. Plus later on in the show, music from comedians Gary Shapiro and Henry Phillips. But first, a song from Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys.
First, a highlight from this week's Ralph Nader Radio Hour where Ralph discusses smart meters in our homes. Then Pacifica Radio's John Matthews on a poll about American's tolerance of gay marriage. Michael Snyder on what movies to catch this week, and the 'King of TV' Paul Goebel on what's good to watch on television.