News and Public Affairs 12-19-2022

News and Public Affairs 12-19-2022

2022-12-19T07:06:54-05:00December 19th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 12-19-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Zeenat Yahya, Director of Policy with the group March For Our Lives, discusses the significance of the 10th anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting that killed 20 first grade students and 6 educators — and her group’s ongoing campaign to regulate the sale and distribution of guns in the U.S. in order to save lives and end gun violence.

2) Kenneth Surin, Professor Emeritus of Marxism & Critical Theory, Duke University discusses the significance of the largest public sector labor strikes in the United Kingdom since the 1970s, with nurses, rail workers, postal workers, ambulance workers, airport staff, Border Force agents, and many more sectors all walking off the job demanding increased pay and improved working conditions, as inflation hit a 41-year high of 11.1% in October.

3) Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, the convening member of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition, to discuss the Republican Party’s threat to hold the federal debt limit hostage in order to force cuts to Social Security — and his group’s call to the Democratic Party to either raise or eliminate the debt limit before the end of the year when Republicans take control of the House of Representatives.

4) Rose Brewer, Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of African American & African Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a member of the Black Alliance for Peace’s Africa team. who talks about the Alliance’s anti-imperialist week of actions to raise public awareness about the cynical intentions of President Biden’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

Monday, December 19 at 8:00 PM

Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. An archive of current and past Counterpoint interviews are accessible for free.  The full 2-hour unedited program can be accessed for a 2 week period after the show, at the WPKN Radio archives.

First Voices Indigenous Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Tiokasin Ghosthorse’s guests this week on First Voices Radio: Jonathan Gonzales, who was born in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, has spent the last 12 years learning earth living skills and ancestral ceremonial ways with many teachers and elders. He is currently exploring language justice as an avenue of healing. Kapi’olani A. Laronal, MA, Ed., is a descendant of the Haida (Eagle Clan, Sgwaa Gitanee, People of the Tall Grass), Tsimshian, Native Hawaiian, and Filipino. Kapi’olani has worked with Native communities on ocean and land restoration projects and cultural preservation. Her current work focuses on Indigenous and First Nations community-centered partnerships.

Tuesday, December 20 at 12:00 noon.

Sustainable Long Island with Francesca Rheannon

Sustainable Long Island speaks with Jaine Mehring of Build.In.Kind about overdevelopment: zoning, climate impacts and citizen action.

Wednesday, December 21 at 6:30 AM (repeat at 8:00 PM) and archived.

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