News and Public Affairs 10-9-2023

News and Public Affairs 10-9-2023

2023-10-09T13:04:46-04:00October 9th, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 10-9-2023

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

This week’s guests:

  1. John Nichols, The Nation magazine’s national affairs correspondent, and author of “It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism,” cowritten with Senator Bernie Sanders. He’ll discuss his recent article, “Democrats Are on a Winning Streak That Could Transform Our Politics.”
  2. Christina Harvey, executive director of the group Stand Up America discusses President Biden’s recent speech where he called out MAGA extremism as a serious threat to our democracy.
  3. Michael A. Paarlberg, Ph.D. assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University assesses the large number of asylum seekers crossing the U.S. southern border and the political and media response, with a focus on the link between U.S. economic sanctions targeting Venezuela and the large number of Venezuelans now seeking to enter the U.S.
  4. Sharon Chekijian, MD, MPH, associate professor of emergency medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, discusses the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh, after the Azerbaijani army launched a military operation on September 19th that has forced 100,000 people — more than 80% of the population — to flee to Armenia.

Monday, October 9 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

First Voices Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

In the first half-hour, Tiokasin talks with Eda Zavala Lopez, a direct descendant of the Wari people of Peru. She inherited ancient traditions and profound knowledge related to plants, spirits and magical storytelling from her ancestors. Eda is dedicated to Amazonian Indigenous healing practices by leading ceremonies with medicinal plants, practicing ancient ways of healing knowledge and empowering her people in preserving their sacred territories. As a Curandera, Eda directly uses the power of medicinal plants to help heal people emotionally and spirituality, especially women. As a spiritual leader in her village, she is deeply committed to Indigenous Peruvian people in defending their sacred territories and protecting their lands.

In the second half-hour, Tiokasin’s guest is Oqwilowgwa Kim Recalma-Clutesi of the Qualicum First Nation, British Columbia, Canada. Oqwilowgwa is a cross-cultural interpreter, teacher, researcher and writer on topics of ethnobiology and tribal history. She is also a nonprofit director, political organizer, and award-winning videographer and film producer.

Tuesday, October 10 at 12:00 noon.

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