News and Public Affairs 10-18-2021

By |2021-10-18T18:57:11-04:00October 18th, 2021|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 10-18-2021

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Evan Feeney, Campaign Director with the group Color Of Change, talks about how AT&T helped build far right-wing TV channel ‘One America News,’ and his group’s call for AT&T to cease all financial backing of the extremist media outlet.

2) Aquene Freechild, Co-Director of Public Citizen’s Democracy is for People Campaign discusses the large coalition that’s organizing the “Freedom to Vote Rally, Relay from W.V. to D.C.” protest action and the importance of upcoming Congressional votes on the Freedom to Vote and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

3) James Bradley, author of several bestsellers focused on U.S. policy in the Pacific and Asia, including “Flags of Our Fathers” and “The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia,” examines rising tensions between the U.S. and China, and the danger of a new regional Pacific arms race and military confrontation.

4) Jack Rasmus, author of “The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy from Reagan to Trump,” edits a blog and hosts the weekly radio show, “Alternative Visions,” discusses the many important issues examined in his recent article, “The Great Strike of 2021,” assessing the millions of workers who have either left their low paying jobs or are organizing to fight for a living wage and basic benefits.

Monday, October 18, 8 pm and archived.

First Voices Indigenous Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

In early June of this year, the remains of 215 Indigenous children were found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, Canada. The school was one of the largest Indian residential schools in Canada and operated from the late 19th century to the 1970s. Indigenous children, some as young as 3 years old, we were forcibly taken from their families and put into residential schools in Canada. This is also what happened in Native boarding schools in the United States during the same time period — children’s hair was cut off, they were forbidden to speak their Indigenous languages, and to see their families. Some didn’t return home for many years and some never returned. Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse speaks with Christine Diindiisi McCleave (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe), CEO of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition about the organization’s work on the introduction of a U.S. Bill for a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

According to the National Institute of Justice, domestic violence disproportionately impacts Native Americans and Alaska Natives, with more than 1.5 million Native women and 1.4 million Native men experiencing violence during their lifetime, often by non-Native perpetrators. Tiokasin talks with Lori Jump (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians), executive director of StrongHearts Native Helpline, a 24/7 culturally appropriate domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Lori served on the Federal Task Force researching Violence Against American Indians and Alaska Native Women and has more than 26 years of tribal advocacy experience in her community.

Tuesday, October 19 at 12 noon.

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