News and Public Affairs 2-20-2023

News and Public Affairs 2-20-2023

2023-02-20T07:20:27-05:00February 20th, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 2-20-2023

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Marvin Dunn, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Florida International University, one of eight plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s, STOP WOKE ACT, (Stop Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees Act,) discusses the lawsuit, his “Teach the Truth” tours, and growing resistance to DeSantis and Republican Party attempts to censor and whitewash America’s history of segregation, discrimination and violence against communities of color.

2) Sergio Muñoz, Media Matters For America’s Vice President of Research and Policy, discusses his group’s views on Smartmatic and Dominion’s multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuits against Fox News that accuses the network of spreading lies that both of the voting technology companies helped “steal” the 2020 election from Donald Trump — and Fox’s response that the lawsuits are an attempt to “chill journalism,” and run counter to free speech embodied in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

3) Candice Bernd, Senior Editor and Staff Reporter with discusses her recent article, “Armed Community Groups Are Defending Texas Drag Queens From Christian Fascists,” and the ways in which defenders of civil society are confronting armed, white supremacist and fascist militia and terrorist groups.

4) Monica McGovern and Joan Cavanagh of the group Progressives Against Medical Assisted Suicide, talk about their opposition to a bill that the Connecticut legislature is considering that would allow medically assisted suicide, sometimes referred to as ‘aid in dying.’

Monday, Feb 20 at 8 PM and in the WPKN archive.

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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