News and Public Affairs 2-1-2021

News and Public Affairs 2-1-2021

By |2021-02-01T17:30:00-05:00February 1st, 2021|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 2-1-2021

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

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

US Communications Director Thanu Yakupitiyage discusses his group’s response to President Joe Biden’s recently announced initiatives to address climate change, as well as 350’s priorities for 2021.

John Bonifaz, Co-Founder and President of Free Speech For People, a long time advocate for election integrity and voting rights and co-author of “The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump.” He’ll discuss the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump which begins on Feb. 9th, and the consequences for our democracy if Trump is acquitted a second time by Republicans.

Dr. Robert Hecht, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Yale University’s School of Public Health and President of Pharos Global Health Advisors. Dr. Hecht will discuss obstacles to equitable vaccine distribution here in the US and in developing nations — and lessons we can learn from COVID re: the importance of having a strong public health sector.

Colleen Shaddox, a career journalist and activist committed to criminal justice reform and economic equality, talks about her new book, “Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending US Poverty,” co-authored with Joanne Samuel Goldblum. The book examines how bad public policies conspire to keep people poor, and the concrete steps we can take to end poverty for good.

Monday, February 1 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

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