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 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.||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|
||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|
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%.