News and Public Affairs 1-17-2022

News and Public Affairs 1-17-2022

2022-01-17T18:00:52-05:00January 16th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 1-17-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Jared A. Ball, Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University, discusses his views on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the nation celebrates what would have been his 93rd birthday — and the many ways his message and struggle have been watered down and sanitized, as key advancements of the civil rights era are being attacked and eroded by the white nationalist Republican party and their allies in the courts.

2) Dr. Maha Hilal, an organizer with the group Witness Against Torture, co-director of Justice for Muslims Collective, and a council member of School of the Americas Watch. She’ll discuss WAT’s actions protesting the 20 years that the US has operated the military detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where 39 Muslim men remain, 15 of whom have been cleared for release, 12 of whom have not been charged and are called “forever prisoners.”

3) Thomas Homer-Dixon, Executive Director of the Cascade Institute at Royal Roads University in Vancouver, Canada, talk about his recent article warning of the danger Trump poses to U.S. democracy, and the imposition of a right-wing dictatorship in the U.S. by the year 2030 — and what Canada must do to prepare for the likely unraveling of America’s democracy.

4) Stanley Heller, executive director of the New Haven based group, Promoting Enduring Peace, and host of the TV news magazine “The Struggle,” talks about the CT State Police shooting of 19-year old Mubarak Soulemane in West Haven on January 15, 2020, following a police pursuit from Norwalk after an alleged car theft. Two years later there still has been no decision whether to indict any of the officers involved in the death of this teenager.

Monday, January 17, 8 pm and archived.

First Voices Indigenous Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

It is our honor to spend the full hour with Robbie Robert Thorpe (Gunai/Mara), one of the most outspoken, well-known and respected Aboriginal rights activists in Australia. He is a former volunteer worker at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in the Australia capital of Canberra. Aboriginal Tent Embassy has been a permanent protest occupation site since 1972.

Tuesday, January 18 at 12:00 noon.

Sustainable Long Island with Francesca Rheannon

Host Francesca Rheannon talks with New York Assemblyman Fred Thiele about climate and environment-related legislation before the state legislature this session.

Sustainable Long Island is heard on the 3rd Wednesday each month at this time and repeated on the 2nd Saturday at 9 am.

Wednesday, January 19, 7:30 pm and archived.

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