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.
||CleanApril 17, 2015 Show||Pennsylvania State Senator Rob Teplitz joins Rick to talk about his upcoming roundtable discussion on how the Commonwealth can help create jobs. Listen to Senator Teplitz's intereview HERE Pennsylvania State Rep. Marty Flynn joins Rick to discuss his proposal to allow communities to create their own broadband infrastructure following the lead of Chattanooga, TN. Listen to Representative Flynn's interview HERE Isaiah Poole, online editor at the Campaign for America’s Future joins Rick to talk about defeating Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement. Listen to Isaiah's interview HERE Barbara Rahke, Executive Director PhilaPOSH joins the program to talk about worker safety on the two year anniversary of the West, Texas fertlizer plant explosion. Listen to Barbara's interview HERE||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 16, 2015 Show||Abe Amoros, is the Policy Director for LiUNA here is Harrisburg. Listen to Abe's Interview HERE Celest Dranke, is a trade and globalization policy specialist with the AFL-CIO. Celest is talking about the trade implications of fast trace and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Listen to Celest's interview HERE Richard Fiesta, is the Executive Director at the Alliance for Retired Americans and he joins the program to tells us what will happen to our medicine if the TPP was to go through. Listen to Richard's interview HERE Brenna Mills and Yetta Oktoh, are home healthcare workers who are joining the call for a $15 an hour minimum wage. They took part in a demonstration in Harrisburg and is telling us why they are joining this fight! Listen to Yetta's interview HERE and listen to Brenna's interview HERE||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 15, 2015 Show||Irwin Aronson, Labor Attorney and Rick Smith Show contributor joins Rick to talk about the right wing call to return to literacy tests as a way to suppress the vote Listen to Irwin's interview HERE Thomas L. Hungerford, Senior Economist and Director of Tax and Budget Policy joins Rick to discuss the tax structure in America. Who pays, who doesn’t and who really pays. Listen to Thomas' interview HERE Rick Bloomingdale, President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO joins Rick to talk about the growing Fight for $15 campaign and why this movement is an important step in rebuilding the American Middle Class. Listen to Rick's interview HERE Tonya Morrow, a CNA at nursing home in Allentown joins Rick to talk about Pennsylvania Nursing Home Workers Joining the Fight for $15 campaign to Demand a Living Wage and Dignity for Themselves and their Residents Listen to Tonya's interview HERE Will Boas, Fast food worker in Pittsburgh talks about the Fight 4-$15-2015 campaign and what bought him into the streets. Listen to Will's interview HERE||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 13, 2015 Show||Robin Roberts, Opt out Mom for the second year and a member of Parents United for Public Education joins Rick today to talk about the launch of a new website to help parents learn about the opt out movement and why she believes this is right for her children. Listen to Robin's interview HERE Sari Stevens, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates joins Rick to talk about the anti-abortion rally in Harrisburg and her groups Day of Action and Rally for Reproductive Health. Listen to Sari's interview HERE Kevin Mahoney, Editor Zero at Raging Chicken Press joins Rick to highlight the Outrage of the Day. Listen to Kevin's interview HERE Ian Millhiser, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice joins Rick to talk about the disastrous start to Rand Paul’s Presidential campaign and talk about the Republican Party’s clown car. Listen to Ian's interview HERE||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 10, 2015 Show||Noah Countability, Graduate Student at Concordia University and a participant of the strike Concordia University strike team. Last month, Concordia University students and professors went on strike over tuition increases. Listen to Noah's interview HERE Irwin Aronson, Labor Attorney and The Rick Smith Show contributor joins Rick to talk about Republican attacks on prevailing wage and Sen. Scott Wagner’s plan to further homogenize the anti-worker Republican Party. Listen to Irwin's interview HERE Dave Johnson, Fellow at the Campaign for America’s Future joins Rick to talk about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement and the Fast Track Authority needed to pass it. Listen to Dave's interview HERE Kim Glas, President of the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation joins Rick to talk about their upcoming Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference in Washington DC next week and the vision they have for rebuilding America’s infrastructure. Listen to Kim's interview HERE||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 8, 2015 Show||We are in Chicago for the the Mayor's race. Tune in as we cover the goings on. Tell us what you think. Rick@thericksmithshow.com A Special Thank You to the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 for allowing us to take over one of your officer's offices to broadcast out of. Hope you will enjoy the view from Charlie Peacock's office window.||4/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 6, 2015 Show||From Chicago covering the Chicago Mayor's race. Will history be made or will Wall Street prevail?||4/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 3, 2015 Show||Larry Hanley, President of ATU joins Rick to talk about the upcoming Chicago Mayor’s race and the anti-worker attacking in Illinois. Listen to Larry's interview HERE Micah Uetricht, Associate Editor In These Times magazine joins Rick to talk about the upcoming Chicago Mayor’s race. Listen to Micah's interview HERE Isaiah Poole, On Line editor at the Campaign for America’s Future Blog joins Rick to talk about getting the corporate class to carry their weight and help fund infrastructure projects. Listen to Isaish's interview HERE Scott Myers-Lipton, author of Ending Extreme Inequality joins Rick to talk about his book and how as a nation policy makers can end poverty. Listen to Scott's interview HERE||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 2, 2015 Show||Rob Hill, Vice-President SEIU 32bj joins Rick to talk about subcontracted cabin cleaners, wheelchair agents & baggage agents who work for PrimeFlight and Prospect who went out on strike at Philly Airport. Listen Rob's to interview HERE Ian Millhiser, Author of the recently released book Injustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted joins Rick to talk about his work and what a corporate courts has done to workers. Listen to Ian's interview HERE Scott Klinger, Director, Revenue and Spending Policies and the Center for Effective Government joins Rick to talk about their recent report on hold the 26 multi-national corporations hoarding trillions of dollars off shore accountable. Listen to Scott's interview HERE John Logan, professor and Director of Labor and Employment Studies at San Francisco State University joins Rick to talk about his article on the President’s veto of the GOP’s anti-worker legislation. Listen to John's interview HERE||4/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 1, 2015 Show||Ian Robinson, President of the Huron Valley Michigan Central Labor Council talks about a new study by the Center for Labor and community Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn pointing out that more than a third of families do not earn enough for a basic living. Listen to Ian's interview HERE Eugene DePasquale, Pennsylvania Auditor General joins Rick to talk about his recent press conference on taxing charities and the GOP move to make taxing charities unconstitutional. Listen to Eugene's interview HERE Sarah Anderson, Global Economy Project Director of the Institute for Policy Studies joins Rick to talk about their new report highlighting 26 companies that have the most profits stashed in offshore tax havens and how by making them pay their fair share could create 1.8 million jobs. Listen to Sarah's interview HERE||4/1/2015||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%.