1) Sylvia Albert, Director of Voting and Elections at Common Cause assesses the outcome of the 2022 midterm elections, with a focus on the ongoing issue of GOP voter suppression — as well as reviewing what’s at stake in the Moore v. Harper case that was heard by the US Supreme Court on December 7th, where the future of the “Independent State Legislature Theory,” and possibly the future of US democracy could be determined.
2) Greg Palast, investigative journalist and New York Times best-selling author of “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” and director of the new film, “Vigilante: Georgia’s Vote Suppression Hitman,” provides a post-mortem of his investigations into voter suppression in Georgia, reflecting on U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s message in his victory speech, declaring that he won re-election to his Senate seat on Dec. 6th despite GOP bill SB 202 designed to make it more difficult for communities of color and young people to vote.
3) Olivia DiNucci, a Washington, D.C.-based organizer with Code Pink Women for Peace’s Cut the Pentagon campaign, discusses opposition to the recent House of Representatives’ passage of the $858 billion Pentagon budget, an $80 billion spending increase over 2022, and the need to re-prioritize the U.S. federal budget to address human need.
4) Jennifer Nuzzo, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Pandemic Center at Brown University’s School of Public Health talks about her concern re: the high rate of nursing home deaths from COVID, while older Americans’ rates of receiving COVID boosters have been lower than expected. She’ll examine how these issues expose the inadequacies of our U.S. public health system.
Monday, December 12 at 8:00 PM
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Tidings from Hazel Kahan
This month London-based psychoanalytic psychologist and author Maya Lasker-Wallfisch talks in both personal and professional terms about the psychology of transgenerational transmission of trauma. The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Maya bears the “wounds of history,” inheriting experiences she has not lived through herself. She touches briefly on epigenetics, (sometimes referred to as “the sins of the father”), an emerging field of science that asserts trauma can leave chemical, heritable changes in the genes without altering the DNA sequence.
Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 AM (repeated at 8:00 PM)