News and Public Affairs 10-31-2022

News and Public Affairs 10-31-2022

By |2022-10-31T08:52:52-04:00October 31st, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 10-31-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink Women For Peace and author of the new book, “War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict,” talks about the effort by Code Pink, and a coalition of other progressive groups, to urge the Biden administration to “engage in direct bilateral talks with Russia President Vladmir Putin to end the war in Ukraine.”

2) Norman Solomon, co-founder of RootsAction.org and author, talks about his timely new article, “It’s Time for Progressives to Unite Against the Fascistic Republican Party,” that reviews what’s at stake for American democracy in the midterm election, and the role progressives can play to ensure the GOP isn’t given the power to impose minority rule.

3) David Pepper, former chair of the Ohio Democratic Party and author of the book, “Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call From Behind The Lines,” talks about his recent “white board” presentations – including GOP threats to democratic elections, the importance of youth turnout on Nov. 8th, reproductive rights and media coverage of recent polls.

4) Andrew Lawrence, a senior researcher at Media Matters for America discusses media coverage of the 2022 midterm election, on topics such as horse race coverage being prioritized over issues and policies, spinning polls to attract viewers, and accurate coverage of the Republican Party’s threat to democracy, i.e., some GOP candidates pledge to subvert future election results if they don’t win.

Monday, October 31 at 8 PM

Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. An archive of current and past Counterpoint interviews are accessible for free.  The full 2-hour unedited program can be accessed for a 2 week period after the show, at the WPKN Radio archives.

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