News and Public Affairs 2-22-2021

News and Public Affairs 2-22-2021

By |2021-02-22T13:59:46-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 2-22-2021

Digging in the Dirt with Kevin Gallagher

Kevin’s guests on Digging in the Dirt at 5 pm are the CEO of Chabaso wholesale bakers Charlie Negaro Jr. and Communications Director of CHABASO Reed Immer. Chabaso by its own description sells “long-fermentation, high-hydration, no-shortcuts bread” throughout the East and increasingly in markets nationwide. They will be here to talk about helping groups and new businesses get their food products to market through CT. Food Launchpad.

Monday, February 22 at 5:00 PM.

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

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

Sylvia Albert, Director of the Voting and Elections program at Common Cause, talks about the work she and others are doing to oppose 165 Republican Party-sponsored voter suppression bills in 33 states across the U.S.

Thomas Gokey, a visual artist, adjunct professor at Syracuse University, organizer and co-founder of the group Debt Collective, discusses the work he’s now doing to pressure the Biden administration to cancel a substantial portion of unsustainable student debt.

Kim Ives, an editor with the Haiti Liberté newspaper, examines the latest political developments in Haiti, including the dispute over President Jovenel Moïse extending his term by one year with Biden administration support, allegations of a coup and assassination attempt, the arrests of judges and ongoing nationwide protests.

Sarah Fox, Director of Policy at the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, talks about the effort underway in the CT state legislature to pass “Right to Housing” reforms with the goal of reducing homelessness, bring down housing costs and confront housing segregation.

Monday, February 22 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

First Voices Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Guests this week on First Voices Radio: Leona Morgan, an Indigenous activist and community organizer who has been fighting Nuclear Colonialism since 2007. She is focused on preventing new uranium mining, nuclear waste dumping, and the transport of radioactive materials in the southwestern United States. Leona co-founded and works with Haul No!, Radiation Monitoring Project, and Nuclear Issues Study Group. Leona is from the Navajo Nation and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In the second segment, Tiokasin welcomes Andy Beck, who grew up in the town of Perth in Scotland. He is a writer of fiction and recently finished a novel called “Arran,” which is an attempt to make sense of the age we live in — and particularly the ecological and climate crises — through the eyes of its characters. Andy is also a lifelong musician who sang in choirs and played classical violin in school orchestras before graduating to playing keyboards in several rock bands.

Tuesday, February 23 at 12:00 noon.

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