News and Public Affairs 12-27-2021

News and Public Affairs 12-27-2021

By |2021-12-27T18:02:33-05:00December 27th, 2021|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 12-27-2021

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Scott Desnoyers, a loving father who lost his son to suicide following a missed $20 premium payment and became a Medicare-for-All activist and a leader in the New York state chapter of the Poor People’s Campaign — discusses his response to West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s recent announcement that he intends to vote against Pres. Biden’s Build Back Better human infrastructure bill.

2) Dr. Nicolás Valenzuela Levi, a Professor at Technical University Federico Santa María in Santiago, Chile, talks about the Dec. 19th presidential election victory of Gabriel Boric — and the challenges he faces as Chile’s youngest president, and most progressive leader since Salvador Allende, whose government was overthrown by a U.S. supported right-wing military coup in 1973.

3) Donald Cohen, Executive Director of In the Public Interest, a nonprofit research and policy organization, discusses the new book he co-authored with Allen Mikaelian, titled, “The Privatization of Everything: How the Plunder of Public Goods Transformed America and How We Can Fight Back.”

4) Andrew Perez, senior editor and reporter at The Daily Poster, talks about his recent investigative piece, written with Julia Rock titled, “How Dark Money Bought A Supreme Court Seat,” documenting how a dark money network supported the campaign to win Senate confirmation of Trump Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.

Monday, December 27, 8 pm and archived.

First Voices Indigenous Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

First Voices Indigenous Radio host Tiokasin Ghosthorse talks to Munya Andrews, an Indigenous woman from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Her latest book, Practical Reconciliation, which she co-authored with Carla Rogers, is a call to action for all Australians to further the cause of Reconciliation by becoming allies to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Munya’s long-term vision is to create a fairer, more inclusive Australian society, which recognizes and pays respect to its First Nations people.

Tuesday, December 28 at 12:00 noon

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