Author: Ned Rice

Ned Rice has written for such shows as Real Time with Bill Maher, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He frequently contributes to The David Feldman Show.

Why Walmart Should Pay $12 An Hour

Walmart Moms took to the streets this week to protest Walmart’s unlivable wage. Ralph Nader was on David’s show earlier in the year and explained why it was in Walmart’s best financial interest to pay their workers more….

Ralph Nader explains why it's in Walmart's best interest to pay a livable wage.

Ralph Nader explains why it’s in Walmart’s best interest to pay a livable wage.

David: What role does a higher minimum wage play in higher prices? If Walmart, for example, paid a livable wage to its workers, how much more expensive would all those shoddy items we never needed in the first place actually be?

Ralph: Well, here’s one study that will startle you. And that is, if Walmart took all its workers up to $12 or more an hour, and there’s a million Walmart workers making less than 1968 Walmart workers made adjusted for inflation, it would increase the average Walmart visit by a consumer and what the consumer buys by $0.43, that’s all. These are highly automated companies and that’s assuming Walmart wants to transfer it all to the consumer, not take it out of Mike Duke’s salary and others. Mike Duke, the CEO, makes $11,000 an hour plus benefits, not take it out of other things in the company, other than the workers’ hides. Even if they transfer everything to the consumer, it’s $0.43 a visit. Of course it’s a great stimulus plan too because tens of billions of dollars are rising out of restoration of the minimum wage to 1968 inflation adjusted levels would produce a lot of purchases and that creates jobs.

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Going Union

going union

What kind of courage is required to take your place of work union? We meet comedy writers Tess Rafferty and Chris McGuire who have fought on the front lines helping  turn non union writing jobs into well paying union jobs with healthcare and pension. On today’s show they teach us what management doesn’t want us to know, that every American worker has the right to join a union. Eddie Pepitone talks about doing comedy in London and Australia. Also Paul Dooley, Rick Overton, Hal Lublin and Lauren Pritchard. Portions of today’s show are written by Ned Rice and David Feldman.

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Ozzie Guillen

College Weed, Castro, Batista, Pot, Amber Alerts, Dodgers, Joe Rogan, Magic Johnson, Jackie Robinson with Rick Overton, Dom Irerra and Frank Conniff. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes, friend our program on Facebook, and share the link with all your friends. Thanks for listening.

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The Holiday Inquisition

How To Answer Your A-hole Relatives, The Chevy Volt, The G.S.A. Scandal, Show Biz Folk, Amazon, IMDB, Private Schools, Facebook, Instagram, Venture Capital, Moderate Republicans, Oil Companies Own The GOP,  McCain, Roger Rabbit, Romney v. Obamacare,  With Jimmy Dore, Frank Conniff and Stefane Zamorano.

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Suzanne Whang

Oscar Preview, Masturbation, Marijuana, Vasectomies, Pills and Whitney are the topics in another wild roundtable with Suzanne Whang star of “Cracked Open: Let Go And Let Gook.” Along with Mark Thompson, Gary Shapiro, Gary Stockdale and Eric Schwartz. Suzanne Whang portrays Carol Chang, Brenda Barrett’s wedding planner and rumored to have been involved with Franco, on General Hospital. She is best known as the host of the HGTV series House Hunters as well as her recurring role as manicurist Polly Nguyen on Las Vegas. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

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All Sketches, No Talk

“The Morning Show With Thad And Connie,” “Who Wants To Be America’s Next First Lady?,” “Dialing For Dullards,” “Memorial Day With J.P. Morgan Chase,” “Andrew Breitbart’s Speech Of Freedom,” “IKEA, You Jane,”  “25,000 Big Macs, One Big Gut,” And “A Word About Words.” Written by Steve Rosenfield, Karen Simmons, Frank Conniff, Kevin Rooney, David Weiss And Chris Pina. Featuring Eddie Pepitone, Rick Overton, Laura Kightlinger, Mark Thompson, Frank Conniff, Kevin Rooney, Jane Edith Wilson, Tina Dupuy, and Chris Pina. Mixed and engineered by Alex Steen. Executive Producer Troy Conrad. Recorded at and for KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles.

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