News and Public Affairs 12-4-2023

News and Public Affairs 12-4-2023

2023-12-04T08:47:54-05:00December 4th, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 12-4-2023

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

This week’s guests:

  1. Greg Grandin is the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale University and author of “The End of the Myth” (winner of a 2020 Pulitzer Prize) and “Kissinger’s Shadow: The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesman.” Peter Kornbluh is director of the The Cuba Project and the Chile Documentation Project at the National Security Archive and is the author of many books on Latin America including, “The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability.” They’ll discuss the controversial career of Henry Kissinger.
  2. Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, discusses his groups concerns about the creation of a “fiscal commission” that many observers believe will be used by the Republican majority in the House of Representatives to implement cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits.
  3. Trita Parsi, executive vice president of Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, talks about his recent article, “The Ultimate Cost of Biden’s Refusal to Call for a Full Cease-fire in Gaza.”
  4. Jeff Ordower,’s North America director, discusses his group’s recently published report, “Power Up for Climate Justice: Financing and Implementing a 1.5°C – Aligned Global Renewables Target.”

Monday, December 4 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

First Voices Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse spends the full hour with Rebecca Clarren, author of “The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance.” Clarren has been writing about the American West for more than 20 years. Her investigative journalism has appeared in such publications as MotherJones, High Country News, The Nation, and Indian Country Today.

Tuesday, December 5 at 12:00 noon.

First Tuesday Rainy Day Radio with Richard Hill

On First Tuesday Rainy Day Radio, hosted by Richard Hill, “The Monthly Labor Report” with economist Michael Zweig, updating recent developments on the labor front and analyzing the connection between capitalism and fascism.

Tuesday, December 5 at 9:00 PM.

North Fork Works with Hazel Kahan

Hazel Kahan interviews Southold town historian Amy Folk who talks about the North Fork Project, designed to find the names of all the enslaved people as well as the enslavers who have ever lived on the North Fork. She is also researching and expanding Southold’s historic markers for greater accuracy while asking the Town’s people for their feedback during these processes.

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

The Forest & the Trees with Melinda Tuhus

Host Melinda Tuhus presents excerpts from speeches given at the 54th Annual 2023 National Day of Mourning at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Speakers include an 82-year-old survivor of the Indian residential schools in Canada and a Palestinian speaking about the war in Gaza.

Saturday, December 9 at 9:30 AM.

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