1) Melvin Goodman, a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, adjunct professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University, whose 42-year government career included tours at the CIA, the Department of State, and Department of Defense’s National War College. He’ll discuss his recent article, “Fascism: Israeli Style,” re: returning Prime Minister Netanyahu’s appointment of extremist and ultranationalist coalition partners to powerful and sensitive posts in his government that in the view some observers could provoke a crisis in the occupied territories.
2) Jessica J. González, Co-CEO of the group Free Press examines the wider impact of Elon Musk’s policies at Twitter, i.e., broken promises on content moderation, reinstatement of Donald Trump — and his latest decision to end enforcement of Twitter’s policy against COVID disinformation and misinformation.
3) Steve Ellner, a retired professor at Venezuela’s Universidad de Oriente and currently an Associate Managing Editor of Latin American Perspectives, assesses the revival of talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition leaders, the creation of a UN-administered humanitarian fund — and the Biden administration’s decision to ease U.S. sanctions allowing Chevron to resume oil production and export Venezuelan crude to the U.S.
4) Maximillian Alvarez, Editor in Chief of The Real News, talks about President Biden’s position, and votes in the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate that blocked a railroad workers strike after members of four key unions rejected a contract proposal that failed to address their demands for paid sick leave.
Monday, December 5 at 8:00 PM
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This month’s guest on North Fork Works is Kim Tetrault, an expert not only on the “spat”, which is what baby oysters are called after they have spawned, but also the head of the SPAT program at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Education Learning Center in Southold, his brainchild twenty years ago and still his responsibility today. Under his tutelage, local residents learn to cultivate their own oysters at their own or Cornell’s waterfront properties, enjoying the taste of homegrown oysters and, since oysters and other bivalves naturally filter water of impurities, becoming in the process oyster famers who help restore water quality to the region’s water bodies. Kim Tetrault is also a bass player and master of many other building skills who will connect for us the little known dynamic that links oysters, jazz giants and the North Fork.
Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 AM (repeated at 8:00 PM) and archived.