News and Public Affairs 10-17-2022

News and Public Affairs 10-17-2022

2022-10-18T08:43:59-04:00October 17th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 10-17-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Carl Davis, Research Director with the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy discusses his group’s recent reports on extreme wealth and rising inequality in the U.S., how the issue is being addressed in the 2022 midterm election campaign — and recommended policy prescriptions.

2) Sarah Kendzior, author of “They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent,” and “Hiding in Plain Sight,” and cohost of the Gaslit Nation podcast, discusses the last hearing of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol, reflecting on the sad reality that neither Trump, or his GOP co-conspirators, have been held accountable for ANY of their multiple crimes. She’ll also share her views on how the insurrection and fascist direction of the Republican Party may impact the results of the midterm election.

3) Linda Benesch, Communications Director with Social Security Works, examines the Republican Party’s proposals to weaken or end Social Security and Medicare as the midterm election approaches, i.e. proposals from GOP Senators Rick Scott of Florida (Chair of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee) and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, who say Social Security should be up for reauthorization by Congress every five years or annually, respectively — potentially eliminating the program.

4) Jemima Pierre, Co-Coordinator of the Black Alliance for Peace team on Haiti discusses the current situation in Haiti re: the rise in violence, food shortages, protests demanding the resignation of acting Prime Minister Ariel Henry, US media coverage of Haiti today — and her views on how the international community should, or should not respond to the current crisis.

Monday, October 17 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

Sustainable Long Island with Francesca Rheannon

Francesca talks with housing development planner Sean McLean about prospects for affordable housing development on the east end. Voters on November 8 will decide on legislation that would allow towns to establish a Community Housing Fund, funded by a real estate transfer tax paid by property buyers.

Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 AM (repeated at 8:00 PM) and archived.

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