The Rick Smith Show
By Rick Smith
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The Rick Smith Show is a radio show in central Pennsylvania featuring guests and topics that affect workers.
||CleanMay 22, 2015 Show||Admiral Joe Sestak joins Rick to talk about his run for the US Senate and his recently released book on what he experienced walking across Pennsylvania. Sarah Jones, Communications Associate with the Americans United for Separation Between Church and State. Sarah joins Rick to talk about the hypocrisy plaguing family value conservatives like the Josh Duggar. Dave Johnson, Fellow at the Campaign for America’s Future joins Rick to talk about the Fast Food Fight for $15 movement and workers attending the McDonald’s shareholder meeting. Joel Westheimer, Author of the book, “What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good” joins Rick to discuss public education and the attacks on teachers.||5/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 20, 2015 Show||Irwin Aronson, Labor Attorney and Rick Smith Show regular joins Rick to analyze Tuesday’s primary results and talk about the historic opportunity to seat three Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices in November. Kenneth A. Germanson, Editor and President Emeritus of the Wisconsin Labor History Society joins Rick to talk about the 1886 Bay View Massacre and why it is an important part of American history. Lou Ureneck, author of The Great Fire joins Rick to discuss his latest work and what drew him to this topic.||5/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 19, 2015 Show||John Risch, SMART Union’s Transportation Division National Legislative Director joins Rick to talk about the AMTRAK derailment. How it happened, why, and what needs to be done to prevent it from happening again. Ken Zinn, National Nurses United Political Director joins Rick to talk about Senator Bernie Sanders rolling out the Robin Hood Tax to help pay for students to go to college. Chelsea Parsons, Vice President of Guns and Crime Policy at the Center for American Progress joins Rick to talk GUNS, the shootout in Waco, TX and why the ATF should be under the control of the FBI. Ray Krone, a man who was on death row for a decade tells his story of being railroaded onto to death row and how he became the 100th man freed from prison for a crime he did not commit.||5/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 18, 2015 Show||Chris Goldstein, National marijuana advocate and columnist for Philly 420 joins Rick to talk about Representative Matt Baker blocking the medical marijuana bill thus causing unnecessary suffering for people afflicted by illness. Marc Bookman, Capital Crimes attorney and Director of the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation highlights the bizarre world of Death Penalty cases as the Boston Bomber is sentenced to death. Won’t this give him what he wanted? Martyrdom? Kevin Mahoney, Editor Zero at the Raging Chicken Press joins Rick to talk about the lawsuit filed against West Chester University's former Director of Budget and Financial Planning, Colleen Bradley. Zac Petkanas, Media Matters for America VP of Communications joins Rick to talk about the GOP selling the Presidential Clown Car and upgrading to the Clown Bus.||5/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 15, 2015 Show||Pennsylvania State Senator Rob Teplitz joins Rick to talk about the Mother’s Day Pension Massacre and preview the upcoming budget fight. Sean Stott, Midwest Director of Governmental Affairs for LIUNA joins Rick to talk about the rebuke of the Illinois Governor’s No Right’s at Work scheme and highlight his union’s work to rebuild America. Andi Perez, parent of a Kensington High School for Creative and Performing Arts student talks about her daughter who is been suspended for walking out of the Keystone Exams. Isaiah Poole, On-line editor at the Campaign for America Future joins Rick for Our Future Friday to highlight the new Contract with America unfurled this week by NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio. Eric Epstein of Rock The Capital joins Rick to talk about the Mother’s Day Pension Massacre and recent stories surrounding Three Mile Island.||5/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 14, 2015 Show||Omar Gonzalez, Western Region Coordinator for the American Postal Workers Union joins Rick to talk about the APWU National Day of Action to Save the Post Office. Jason Stanford, Democratic consultant and writer returns to talk about the Jade Helm 15 invasion of Texas. Is it the end for Texas? Has the mainstream media withheld information? Are we all next to be invaded and forced to joins the United States? Philip K. Howard, Chair of Common Good and bestselling author of “The Rule of Nobody” joins Rick to talk about Infrastructure Week 2015 and why our roads and bridges are crumbling.||5/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 13, 2015 Show||Steven Herzenberg, Executive Director of the Keystone Research Center highlight the low points of the PA GOP’s Pension scheme and why it’s bad for taxpayers, workers and society. Ginacarlos Rodriguez, Philadelphia High School student joins Rick to talk about he and his classmates have refused to take the state’s standardized test and what he expect the repercussions will be. Bill Barry, Director of Labor Studies at The Community College of Baltimore County joins Rick to talk about the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 and what it means today. Arthur Stamoulis, Director of the Citizens Trade Campaign talks about the stunning defeat of Fast Track in the US Senate and what this means for the future of the TPP. Frank Emspak, Executive Producer of Workers Independent News joins Rick to look at the week in Labor News.||5/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 12, 2015 Show||W. Gerard Oleksiak, PSEA Vice President joins Rick to highlight the numerous flaws in the Pennsylvania GOP’s pension scheme and why it needs to be dumped. Dave Johnson, Campaign For America's Future Fellow joins the program to talk about today's recent victory in the fight against the TPP and Fast Track Benton Strong, Associate Director for Communications at The Center for American Progress Action Fund joins Rick to talk about what not right with anti-worker Right to Work laws. Delaware State Rep John Kowalko joins Rick to talk about his recently passed, bipartisan legislation designed to give parents a legally defined right to Opt their children out of the state’s standardized tests.||5/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 11, 2015 Show||Bill Dando, Legislative Director for AFSCME Council 13 joins Rick to discuss the PA GOP’s pension scheme. Is this the same failed policy they couldn’t get through when they controlled all three branches of the PA government? Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing joins Rick to talk jobs, trade, and currency manipulation. Kevin Mahoney, Editor Zero at the Raging Chicken Press joins Rick to talk TPP and the President’s reaction to progressives criticizing his trade agenda. Jason Stanford, Democratic consultant and writer joins Rick to talk about his HuffPost article on the Jade Helm 15 invasion of Texas. !5 is the charm since the last 14 failed.||5/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 8, 2015 Show||Tim Slekar Educator, communicator and opt out advocate joins Rick to talk about the growing opt-out of standardize testing movement. Rick Bloomingdale, President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO joins Rick to talk about the attacks on worker’s pensions the Friday before Mother’s Day. Classy Drew Gibson, writer for Virtually Suppressed, joins Rick to discuss his latest piece on presidential candidate Texas Senator Ted Cruz Isaiah Poole On-Line editor at the Campaign for America’s Future is talking Fast Track and TPP. John Neurohr Communications Director for Keystone Progress joins Rick to talk about recent comments by PA Congressman Mike Kelly, why PA Senator Pat Toomey’s is blocking a judicial nominee he once supported, and more from ground in Pennsylvania.||5/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Keep up the good work brother!
Great show for any and all workin class Americans. Greetings Rick from a co-worker @ terminal #230.
The Business Class in America after WW2 set out to destroy radio as a source of quality information for the worker. Rick Smith sets the war on the worker back over 60 years. Smith sheds light on the greed of the CEO, the Corporation and the Wealth Class in a way never heard before on America's air waves. Well researched and delivered with a style all his own, Smith is the modern day voice for all that earn a paycheck. The waves of opposition have turned in America, this show points the masses toward the bulwarked shore of the 1%.