News and Public Affairs 12-26-2022

News and Public Affairs 12-26-2022

2022-12-26T10:08:28-05:00December 26th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 12-26-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) People For The American Way incoming President, Svante Myrick, assesses the January 6th House Committee’s final report and criminal referrals, where the Dept. of Justice is now in its investigation of the Capitol insurrection — and the urgent need for accountability for Donald Trump and his GOP co-conspirators who attempted to violently overturn the 2020 election.

2) Rev. Graylan Hagler, pastor emeritus, Plymouth United Church of Christ, Washington, D.C., a senior advisor to the Fellowship of Reconciliation USA, and one of 1000 religious leaders calling for a Christmas truce in Ukraine. Here Rev. Hagler talks about his concerns about future expansion and escalation of the Ukraine war, the potential political will on all sides to initiate diplomacy to end the conflict, and the ballooning Pentagon budget while so many in the U.S. struggle to afford basic necessities.

3) Karl Grossman, professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury and author of the book, “The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program’s Nuclear Threat to Our Planet.” Professor Grossman’s recent article titled “Fusion. Really?” considers the “four regrettable problems” with Fusion energy production —“radiation damage to structures, radioactive waste, the need for biological shielding, and the potential for the production of weapons-grade plutonium 239 — thus adding to the threat of nuclear weapons proliferation.”

4) Donald Whitehead, Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, discusses the national crisis of homelessness and his group’s response to the newly-released U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness report, “All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.”

Monday, December 26 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 is 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.

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