News and Public Affairs 2-15-2021

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Counterpoint with Scott Harris

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

Greg Palast, known for his investigative reports for Democracy Now, The Guardian and Consortium News — and his bestsellers including “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” talks about Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial and Greg’s recent investigation, “Smoking Gun for Impeachment: Proof Trump’s Call to March on Capitol was a Crime.”

Aliya Hussain, an Advocacy Program Manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights, will discuss the coalition of groups now working to hold President Joe Biden to his campaign pledge to close down the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

Jo-Ann Yoo, executive director of the Asian American Federation, discusses the rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans and the work her organization is doing to confront the politically driven surge in racism and xenophobia.

Paul Jay, an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, is the founder of The Real News Network and is also the founder and publisher of The Analysis News. He’ll discuss his recent article, “Trump Should be Charged with Sedition and Treason; McConnell’s Role Should be Investigated.”

Monday, February 15 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

First Voices Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Stephany Seay, from the Buffalo Field Campaign, has been an earth activist since the late 1980s, has apprenticed as a wildlife rehabilitator, and is a student of horses. Stephany has been a member of Deep Green Resistance since 2015 and stands in solidarity with those — human and non-human — who want to bring an end to industrial civilization and the culture that is killing our planet.

In the second half-hour, our guests will present an update on the occupation of Thacker Pass in northern Nevada, where Lithium Americas corporation plans to rip open 5,000 acres of land to extract lithium for consumer products. Max Wilbert is a writer, organizer and wilderness guide, and has been part of grassroots political work for nearly 20 years. Will Falk is a biophilic writer, lawyer and the author of “How Dams Fall: Stories the Colorado River Told Me,” published by Homebound Publications. The book describes his relationship with the Colorado River through his involvement in the first-ever American federal lawsuit seeking rights for a major ecosystem, the Colorado River.

Tuesday, February 16 at 12:00 noon.

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