News and Public Affairs 10-10-2022

News and Public Affairs 10-10-2022

2022-10-11T13:00:24-04:00October 10th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 10-10-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Jason Stanley, the Jacob Urowsky professor of philosophy at Yale University and author of “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” discusses his views on the election of Giorgia Meloni, the first Italian prime minister from a neo-Fascist party since the end of World War II — as well as her party’s ideological connection with the US Republican Party, i.e. the Great Replacement conspiracy theory. He’ll also assess what’s at stake for democracy in this November’s US mid term election.

2) Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and past president of the National Lawyers Guild, talks about her recent article, “The Supreme Court May Well Legalize Election Theft This Term,” and the remedies available to restore rights that have been torn away by the right wing extremist Supreme Court super majority.

3) Zoraida Santiago, a composer and singer of Puerto Rican folkloric music and Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, provides an eyewitness account of the current situation in Puerto Rico after the devastation left by Hurricane Fiona, the ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria 5 years ago, and the earthquake that struck almost 3 years ago. She’ll share her perspective on inadequate attention and assistance provided by the US during these crises, despite the fact that Puerto Rico is a US territory.

4) Cheri Quickmire, Executive Director of the Connecticut chapter of Common Cause discusses the upcoming mid term election here in CT, and the work CC is doing around Ballot Question 1, a Constitutional Amendment to Allow for Early Voting, as well as CC’s election protection work and recruiting volunteers for election day November 8th.

Monday, October 10 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

Tidings from Hazel Kahan

This month’s guest on Tidings from Hazel Kahan is Noam Cohen, journalist and author of “The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball.” Cohen sometimes serves as a volunteer editor for Wikipedia, the subject of this latest Tidings program. Prompted by his October 2021 article in the Washington Post about VIPs expecting special treatment at Wikipedia, I interviewed Cohen about how this amazing resource protects itself and its readers from corruption and pollution, whether it truly is a place where fake news cannot thrive and whether we should recognize Wikipedia as a rare survivor of the original Internet ethos that information wants to be free.

Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 AM (repeated at 8:00 PM) and archived.

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