1) George Beebe, Director of Grand Strategy at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft examines Russia’s annexation of 15% of Ukraine’s territory, and the new danger of miscalculation or accident that could lead to a disastrous escalation of the conflict. He’ll also talk about his group’s recent poll that found a majority of Americans support the “U.S. pursuing negotiations as soon as possible to end the war in Ukraine, even if it means Ukraine making some compromises with Russia.”
2) Stan Cox, Research Fellow in Ecosphere Studies at the Land Institute discusses the destruction wrought by Hurricane Ian in Florida, the undeniable link with climate change, critical questions re: development policy in the face of more frequent severe weather events — and the class disparities in disaster recovery.
3) Maria Luisa Mendonça, Director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil examines results of Brazil’s October 2nd presidential election which pits former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva against incumbent president Jair Bolsonaro, the threat of a coup from Bolsonaro. She’ll also assess the growing number of leftist governments that have been elected across Latin America in recent years.
4) Elana Bildner, the ACLU of Connecticut’s senior staff attorney, discusses her group’s response to several recent incidents in Connecticut involving book banning in the Colchester public library by the town’s First Selectman, and a parents group in Southington that is challenging what they claim is ‘critical race theory’ being taught in the town’s public high school.
Monday, October 3 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.
Tiokasin Ghosthorse’s guest is Zumila Wobaga, or Charmaine White Face, is Oglala Tituwan Oceti Sakowin. A great-grandmother, scientist and writer, they’ll talk about her recent essay, “Kimkimila Wi (The Butterfly Sun).”
September 22 marked one year since the death of First Voices Radio friend Andre Vitchek. Tiokasin remembers his books, films, essays, columns and commentaries. He is deeply missed, as is his reporting on the situations of the world’s poor and oppressed peoples, including of course the world’s indigenous peoples.
Tuesday, October 4 at 12:00 noon.
8:40 — Interview with 3 members of the grassroots coalition to stop the Tweed Airport Expansion
9:10 — Latin Music Special with musicologist and percussionist Fran Chesleigh