Counterpoint with Scott Harris
This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:
Vijay Prashad, executive-director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, is an Indian historian and journalist who is the author of thirty books, including “Washington Bullets,” “Red Star Over the Third World,” and “The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World.” He’ll discuss his views on the US election, the future of the Republican party, and the struggle between progressives and Wall Street Democrats in the months ahead.
Michigan State Representative Rebekah Warren has been an elected member of either the Michigan House or Senate since 2006, and has been the primary sponsor or a co-sponsor of the National Popular Vote bill in the Michigan Legislature since 2008. She’ll discuss the ongoing campaign for adoption of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact in light of the 2020 election, and the impact of the electoral college system where five times in U.S. history, candidates have lost the popular vote but won the presidency.
Daniel Ellsberg, a former career government analyst who in 1971 leaked the now-famous Vietnam war era “Pentagon Papers” to the press. The documents chronicled the lies and deceit employed by government officials to justify U.S. military intervention in Southeast Asian wars. Since the end of the Vietnam War, Ellsberg has been a lecturer, scholar, writer and activist on the dangers of the nuclear era, wrongful U.S. interventions and the urgent need for patriotic whistleblowing. He’ll assess the outcome of the 2020 election and the need for accountability for the many crimes committed by Donald Trump and members of his administration.
Greg Palast, known for his investigative reports for BBC, The Guardian and Rolling Stone is the author of bestsellers including “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” his latest book is titled, “How Trump Stole 2020: The Hunt for America’s Vanished Voters.” He’ll discuss the outcome of the 2020 election, his fight to expose the massive purging of people of color from U.S. voting rolls — and voting access issues in Georgia in the months ahead of that state’s critical January Senate runoff elections that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate during the first 2 years of the incoming Biden administration.
Monday, November 9 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.
Tidings from Hazel Kahn
This month my guest on Tidings Tom Rawinski, a botanist and conservationist committed to protecting our ecosystem through wildlife management policy and practices and now a returning guest to the program. Since our last Tidings interview six years ago, Tom will now leave his work in the field educating towns and communities across the northeast region how to manage the connections between their forests, their deer and their hunters and he will become a Fellow in the coveted Harvard Forest Bullard Fellowship Program. He’ll talk about the book he’ll be writing to explore the deer abundance issue around the United States.
Wednesday, November 11 at 7:30 PM and archived.