News and Public Affairs 12-14-2020

News and Public Affairs 12-14-2020

2020-12-14T17:42:31-05:00December 14th, 2020|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 12-14-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

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

Kate Elder, senior vaccines policy advisor with Doctors Without Borders Access Campaign and Michelle Mahon, a Registered Nurse and the National Nurses United union’s Assistant Director of Nursing Practice, discuss issues related to the equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines across the U.S. and the world.

Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, past president of the National Lawyers Guild and author, examines the Trump regime and Republican Party’s continuing effort to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, and both the short and long term threat to democracy posed by Trump and the GOP, which apparently have withdrawn support for the U.S. Constitution’s framework governing democratic elections.

Rob Ritchie, President and CEO with FAIR Vote talks about his group’s work across the country advocating for the adoption of “Ranked Choice Voting,” with a focus on recent progress made in the states of Maine, Alaska and other state and local primary elections.

Megan Fountain, an organizer with Unidad Latina en Accion, discusses the recent ‘Occupy Yale’ caravan protest action, and ongoing campaign that’s demanding Yale University pay its fair share of taxes to the City of New Haven.

Monday, December 14 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon

We talk with social justice advocate and author Tim Wise about his new book “Dispatches From The Race War.”

Then we talk with Mehrdad Azemun of People’s Action about a “weapon of mass connection” the organization is using to bridge the political divide.

Monday, December 14 at 10:00 PM and archived.

First Voices Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Bryan Nurnberger is president and founder of Simply Smiles Inc., an organization that builds villages of foster homes for indigenous children. The Simply Smiles model of foster care is a new and progressive one that provides a desperately needed, scalable and culturally appropriate response for Native children in Oaxaca, Mexico and on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota. In 2002, Bryan was a professional mountain climbing guide recovering from a climbing injury when he began volunteering at a Mexican orphanage. His experiences there inspired him to create Simply Smiles.

Tuesday, December 15 at 12:00 noon.

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