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Feb 18, 2017

Ralph talks to literacy expert, Nancy Newman about how to raise passionate readers; and law professor, Alexandra Lahav tells us how a "litigious society" is actually vital to a functioning democracy. 


Feb 11, 2017

Ralph talks to Dickson Despommier about “vertical farming,” how to raise farm crops in tall inner-city buildings.  And hemp lobbyist, Eric Steenstra, tells us about his ongoing efforts to convince Congress to make hemp farming legal. 


Feb 4, 2017

Ralph welcomes former Labor Secretary and Chairman of Common Cause, Robert Reich, to talk about how to fight back in Donald Trump's America.  And children’s studies scholar, Heidi Tilney Kramer, talks about her book Media Monsters: Militarism, Violence, and Cruelty in Children's Culture.


Jan 28, 2017

Ralph talks to Professor Trebor Scholz about how to organize workers in the new “Uber” economy.  And David and Steve ask Ralph about what he thought about the Trump Inauguration speech.  Plus, listener questions.


Jan 21, 2017

Ralph welcomes America’s Number One populist, Jim Hightower, to tell us how grassroots action can resist the Trump agenda and legendary satirist Lewis Lapham to talk about whether Donald Trump can even be satirized.