The Source: Ralph Nader Still Trying To Shake Things Up

May 5, 2014

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Aging activist and oft-candidate for president of the United States Ralph Nader is still doing what he does best: causing trouble. The octogenarian has been making new waves by calling for President Obama to be impeached and for people to support Rand Paul in the 2016 election.

Known for his polemical stances and defense of consumers across the country, Nader hopes to cut the influence of corporations down to size with an unlikely coalition of progressives and libertarians. He argues that it isn't as unlikely a coalition as you think in his new book, "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State."

The lawyer turned consumer advocate and corporate critic became a household name in 1965 with his book ,"Unsafe at Any Speed," a book critical of major car makers on the shoddy safety records of their vehicles. He ran as the green party candidate for president in 1996 and 2000 and as an independent in 2004 and 2008.


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*This is the second segment in the May 5 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. Audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.