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 23, 2014 Show||Tonight on the Program Rick talks with attorney Irwin Aronsonfrom San Francisco about investment in education and infrastructure and what failure to act will mean for workers, taxpayers, and business interest. In the second hour, Cynthia Witman Daley, Policy Director for the Housing Alliance of PA will join Rick to talk about affordable housing and legislation needed to help those who need a hand up. Also in the second hour, PA State Representative James Roebuck talks about his education plan and raises very serious questions about the current charter school movement in PA. In the third hour, Nancy Foust, Communications Manager at SimplyInfo highlights the aftermath of Fukushima and what it means as the world celebrated Earth Day.||4/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
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||CleanApril 17, 2014 Show||Tonight on the Rick Smith Show Rick talks to show favorite Attorney Irwin Aronson about the corporate class pushing their media to return American workers to the days where workers had no voice, no rights, and no protection. Historian and Author Harvey Kaye joins Rick to talk about Harvey’s latest masterpiece The Fight for the Four Freedoms about how the middle class was born. Former prisoner turned prison rights activist Steve Samra joins Rick to talk about the for-profit prison industry. In the third hour education blogger Jersey Jazzman answers the question, “Why is teaching the only profession where employees are criticized for standing up for themselves? Take it with you!||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 16, 2014 Show||Tonight on the Rick Smith Show Rick talks to show favorite Attorney Irwin Aronson about the corporate class pushing their media to return American workers to the days where workers had no voice, no rights, and no protection. In light of another study pointing out that the very wealthy and their special interests are catered to while the majority of citizen’s voice go unheard Rick will talk with John Rensenbrink professor emeritus at Bowdoin College. Patriot News and Pennlive.com Opinion Editor John Micek joins Rick to talk about Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision not to prosecute a potential legislator corruption case and what has been the reaction. Craig Harrington, Economic Researcher at Media Matter for America, joins Rick to talk about what’s going on in Nevada and Why law enforcement is not cracking down on radical right wing extremists. Listen Where you want||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 15, 2014 Show||Tonight on the program Rick talks with UFCW 1776 President Wendell Young IV about the privatization scheme being pushed by Governor Corbett and his corporate masters to sell of the PA Wine and Spirit Shoppes. It's TAX DAY 2014 and we will be talking to University of Iowa history professor Colin Gordon about who pays taxes and what has to be done in the future to close the income gap. LUINA 's Pennsylvania Legislative Director Abe Amoros joins Rick to talk about the Gubernatorial race. In the third hour computer guru Steve Kramer joins Rick to talk about the Heartbleed Bug. Who know, what they knew and how did they use it? Listen Anywhere!||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 14, 2014 Show||Tonight on the program Rick talks with Pennsylvania Treasurer and Gubernatorial Candidate Rob McCord. Lucy Tiru will join Rick to talk about the latest privatization scheme in the Lancaster School District. All this and much more Miss Something? Listen Here!||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 11, 2014 Show||Tonight on the program Rick talks with Attorney, Century Foundation Fellow and In These Times contributor Moshe Marvit about his recent article on Paycheck Fairness. Talk Radio News reporter Luke Vargas calls in from Colombia to talk about the World Urban Forum and the work being done around the world to eleviate poverty. In the second hour, Betsy Leondar-Wright, author of Missing Class: Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures will join Rick to talk about class in America. Also in the second hour, Dave Johnson from the Campaign for America's Future weighs in on the topic of currency manipulation and massive subsidies to targeted industries by China And in the third hour, Historian Kevin Corley talks about his historical novel Sixteen Tons and what the past struggles of workers can tell us today.||4/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 10, 2014 Show||We Are Back In The Studio!!!!!!!! Tonight on the program we are back from the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention in Pittsburgh, PA We will be talking with UPMC worker Lou Berry about his fellow workers fight for better wages, hours, and conditions. United Steelworker retiree Dave McLimans talks about the fight for the future of the middle class. Marina Antic, recent PhD in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies and a labor and social justice activist originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, currently residing in Pittsburgh will talk about her fundraising campaign to return to her home country to aid in the current worker struggle. Take it anywhere!||4/10/14||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%.