News and Public Affairs 11-16-2020

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Counterpoint with Scott Harris

This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:

Hollow ResistancePaul Street, an independent progressive policy researcher, award-winning journalist and historian. Street, author of the recently published book, “Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump and the Politics of Appeasement,” will discuss the outcome of the 2020 election, and the important issues raised in his recent article, “‘The Envy of the World’: Still No Functioning Democracy Here.”

Charles Chamberlain, chair of the group Democracy for America, discusses the need to protect the election results from President Trump’s effort to undermine public confidence in democratic institutions — and assesses the success of progressive Congressional candidates and conflict within the Democratic Party.

American CarnageMel Goodman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, an adjunct professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University with a previous 42-year government career at the CIA and State Department. Author of the just-published book, “American Carnage: The Wars of Donald Trump,” Goodman talks about Trump and the Republican Party’s refusal to concede their election loss to Biden/Harris, mass firings at the Pentagon, what it may mean… and concern about Trump’s possible plan for disruptive foreign policy moves in Afghanistan and/or Iran.

Corinne Frugoni, MD, Co-chair of the California chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, discusses the work her group is doing to bring universal healthcare to California, preserving and improving the ACA if it survives a Supreme Court challenge — and assesses President-Elect Joe Biden’s agenda on health care issues. Dr. Frugoni will also talk about the urgent steps needed to control the spreading coronavirus pandemic.

Stanley Heller, administrator of Promoting Enduring Peace, talks about the Gandhi Peace Award ceremony on Saturday, November 21st which this year will be given jointly to Syrian-American Dr. Zaher Sahloul of Chicago and Mayson Almisri of the Syria Civil Defense, honoring the brave work of Syrian medical and rescue workers. The public worldwide may view the ceremony on Zoom without charge. The link to register is at the website

Monday, November 16 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

First Voices Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Mayor Pedro Edmunds Paoa is one of the most important Indigenous leaders in Chile. The son of a prominent Rapa Nui politician, he lived in the United States for many years. Since 1990 Mayor Paoa has been a key figure in the life of the Island. With the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mayor Pedro Edmunds Paoa decided to close Rapa Nui to tourism and invoke the TAPU (Taboo) which is an ancestral call to order and unrestricted respect for the orders of the authority. Thanks to that decision he managed to stop the advance of the coronavirus with only three cases detected.

Manuel Rozental is a long-time Colombian activist, researcher and community organizer. He joins us to deliver an update and analysis on what’s happening in Chile and other parts of Latin America, as it concerns Indigenous people.

Tuesday, November 17 at 12 noon.

Sustainable East End with Francesca Rheannon and Tony Ernst

This week on Sustainable East End, we talk about the current state of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) on Long Island. We talk with Gordian Raacke of Renewable Energy Long Island; Lynn Arthur, chair of the Southampton Sustainability Committee; Jessica Stromback of Joule Assets and NY Assemblyman Fred Thiele.

Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 PM.

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