Highlights from the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, film critic Michael Snyder on which films to watch and which to avoid, and Pacifica Radio’s John Matthews talks about California’s effort to curb campus rape.
First, a highlight from this week’s Ralph Nader Radio Hour where Ralph discusses smart meters in our homes. Then Pacifica Radio’s John Matthews on a poll about American’s tolerance of gay marriage. Michael Snyder on what movies to catch this week, and the ‘King of TV’ Paul Goebel on what’s good to watch on television.
Pacifica Radio’s John Matthews talks with David about America’s Drug War. Judy Gold and Henriette Mantel on the passing of comedy legend Joan Rivers. Steve Skrovan, the co-host of The Ralph Nader Radio Hour talks his mutal admiration for Mr. Nader. Film critic Michael Snyder reviews some new movies, and Paul Goebels tells us what to watch and not to watch on television.
Paul Dooley, Jeremy Kramer, Rick Overton, Chris Pina, Janie Haddad Tompkins, and Robin Williams. Musical Guest Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Written by Dylan Brody, Frank Conniff, Ray James, Guy Nicolucci, Steve Rosenfield, Robert Smigel, and Ben Zelevansky. Executive Producer is Troy Conrad. Mixed and engineered by Alex Steen. Edited by Darren Ayres, our production assistant is Alicia Cordova. Special thanks to Rebecca Erwin Spencer, David Steinberg, Alan Minsky, Ali Lexa , Matt Perez and Jimmy Dore. Originally Broadcast on Pacifica Radio November 18, 2011.
Under Deal Made With Guild in 2013 Rivers Promised to Stop Writing During Strike, But Rivers Continues To Write Violating Union Rules
Joan Rivers could face expulsion from the Writers Guild of America for failure to stop writing on a television show that writers are currently striking. That show, according to a union official, is E’s “Fashion Police” hosted by Rivers. Before going on strike Rivers’ writers were earning $610.00 a week with no health insurance. Their strike against E’s “Fashion Police” continues while Rivers violates union rules by writing on the show.
Rivers’ troubles with the union started back in October of 2013 after the Writers Guild scheduled a disciplinary hearing to determine if Rivers should be expelled for scabbing. Right before that hearing was to take place an embarrassed Rivers assured the Guild that she would stop writing and support her writers in their efforts to join the very same union she has been a member of for decades. Now once again she could get kicked out of it.
According to an interview on Pacifica Radio with Melodie Shaw, field representative and organizer for The Writers Guild of America West, Rivers has broken her promises to the union and has even given interviews calling her writers “idiots” and “schmucks” for organizing.
Shaw added that Rivers verbally abused the writers on E’s Fashion Police after they approached her about joining the union.