News and Public Affairs 09-28-2020

News and Public Affairs 09-28-2020

By |2020-11-03T17:30:31-05:00September 28th, 2020|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 09-28-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:

Arisha Hatch, Vice President of Color Of Change talks about her group’s response to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s decision not to bring murder charges in the death of Breonna Taylor, and the larger issues of systemic racism in law enforcement and the judicial branch.


Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause assesses the gathering threats to the November election posed by Donald Trump and the Republican Party, including the President’s recent statement that he won’t commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses. She’ll also talk about deeply disturbing reporting from Barton Gellman in the Atlantic magazine that found GOP strategists are discussing a plan to ignore the popular vote in states with high mail-in ballot numbers and have Republican-majority state legislatures appoint pro-Trump supporters to the Electoral College, in order to hand victory to Trump.


Timothy S. Rich, Associate Professor of Political Science at Western Kentucky University talks about his recent article, “As Concerns Mount Over Integrity of US Elections, So Does Support for International Poll Monitors,” with a focus on the positive role international observers have played in other nation’s elections, the threat posed to the public perception of election integrity by President Trump, and what can be done to mitigate chaos on election day and the days that follow.


In Motion by Andy PiascikAndy Piascik, a long-time activist and award-winning author whose most recent book is the novel “In Motion,” talks about his recent article written on the Connecticut Humanities history page titled, “The Connecticut Man Who Led a Plot to Overthrow Franklin Roosevelt,” linking that attempted coup d’état the growing fascist threat we’re living through today.

Monday, September 28 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

Writer’s Voice: with Francesca Rheannon

Will He GoWriter’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon will talk with legal scholar Lawrence Douglas about his book, “Will He Go? Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020.”

Your Voice is Your SuperpowerThen, how can we make sure that kids grow up understanding their right to freedom of speech? We talk with free speech attorney Jessica Bohrer about the children’s book she co-wrote with her father Sandy Bohrer, also a free speech attorney, “Your Voice is Your Superpower: A Beginner’s Guide to Freedom of Speech (and the First Amendment).”

Monday, September 28 at 10:00 PM and archived.