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 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|
||CleanApril 9, 2014 Show||PA AFL-CIO Convention Coverage Miss something?||4/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 8, 2014 Show||Day 1 from the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention from Pittsburgh PA Take it anywhere!||4/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 4, 2014 Show||Tonight on the Rick Smith Show Jairo Reyes, a dedicated 20 year employee whose unjust firing caused 250 of his fellow UPS brothers and sisters to engage in a legally protected 90 strike of solidarity talks about his experience. Also in the first hour, former UPS driver and Pennsylvania State Representative Patrick Harkins will weigh in on his experiences at UPS and talk about the war on workers being fought in the PA General Assembly. You’re not going to want to miss the second hour Rich Shelly, campaign coordinator for the Stop Staples campaign will join Rick to talk about the push toward privatization at the US Postal Service and Jennifer Flynn, Managing Director of Health GAP talks about today’s actions across the nation to get Wall Street gamblers to pay a reasonable sales tax on stock transaction. In hour three Iain Gold Director, Strategic Research and Campaigns at International Brotherhood of Teamsters will fill listeners in on the organizing going on in CA at US Foods and what that could mean for the food service industry. And Isaiah Poole online editor at the Campaign for America’s Future will join Rick for Our Future Friday. Listen Anytime!||4/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 3, 2014 Show||Tonight Pat LaMarche sits in for Rick as we get ready for our week in Pttisburgh for the PA AFL-CIO Cnvention Listen Anytime!||4/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 2, 2014 Show||Tonight on the Rick Smith Show Rick will examine the recent Supreme Court decision giving billionaires more control over the political process in the United States with show regular, attorney Irwin Aronson. In the second hour Ashley Corby from the Market Cross Pub will join Rick to talk about their 20thanniversary celebration and the promote their upcoming charity golf outing. In the third hour Brad Friedman of Brad Blog will join Rick to talk about adding Green News to the Rick Smith Show and Voter suppression and the Supreme Court’s decision setting the stage for a billionaire buyout of the US. Your Thoughts, Questions, and Comments at 1-888-520-RICK (7425) or emailRick@thericksmithshow.com @RickSmithShow Listen Anywhere!||4/2/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 1, 2014 Show||Pat LaMarche sits in for Rick. Listen anytime, anywhere!||4/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMarch 31, 2014 Show||Tonight on the Rick Smith Show. In light of the third anniversary of Ohio Governor John Kasich signing off on attacking public sector workers AFSCME Council 13 Executive Director David Fillman joins Rick to talk about the same kind of misguided attacks on Pennsylvania’s public servants. In the second hour Rick turns his sights on Free Trade myths and Fake Media attacks on workers. Ben Beachy, Research Director at Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch talks about their recent report on how the US fairs with countries we have Free Trade Agreements with and the nations we don’t….No surprises here. Also, Salon reporter Josh Eidelson exposes the Fake News on Fox bias against workers and public safety. In the third hour Rick talks with UCLA professor of brain science Dr. Billi Gordon about psychiatrist studies mass murderers, the pathology of killers and how their brains are different from ours. Listen Anytime, Anywhere!||3/31/14||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%.