News and Public Affairs 2-7-2022

By |2022-02-07T19:45:09-05:00February 7th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 2-7-2022

Digging in the Dirt with Kevin Gallagher

Hector Gerado and Liz Guerra are owners of Seamarron Farmstead in Danbury CT. They are community and union organizers and they are BIPOC NYers transplanted from the Bronx turned #homesteaders #hempfarmers #beekeepers and Hosts of the bluedreamradio podcast Liz is also a Full spectrum doula/birth worker. BIPOC Farmers are Independent farmers and ranchers who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (immigrants and US-born) who operate small to midsize farms and utilize ecological farming and ranching practices, and fair labor practices.

Monday, February 7 at 5:00 PM.

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Katrina vanden Heuvel, editorial director and publisher of The Nation magazine, who served as editor of the magazine from 1995 to 2019, and writes a weekly column for The Washington Post. She’ll discuss the current crisis in Ukraine, covering the point raised in her recent article, “The exit from the Ukraine crisis that’s hiding in plain sight.”

2) Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky professor of philosophy at Yale University and author of “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” discusses the current push by extreme-right forces in the US to ban books in an attempt to erase history, legislate voter suppression laws and measures to subvert election results — touching on the important points raised in his recent Guardian article, “America is Now in Fascism’s Legal Phase.”

3) Cody Hounanian, executive director of the Student Debt Crisis Center discusses his group’s work to change government policies in order to end the student debt crisis — and assesses the Biden administration’s action on student relief after one year in office.

4) Aziz Dehkan, Executive Director & Lead Organizer with the Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs talks about his group’s work including their upcoming Feb. 16th Climate Change 101 Webinar, plans for listening sessions in Bridgeport re: carbon-free healthy schools, and other initiatives CRCJ is supporting during the current CT legislative session.

Monday, February 7, 8 pm and archived.

Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon

For Black History Month, we re-air our conversation with Tamara Payne about her late father Les Payne’s acclaimed biography of Malcolm X, “The Dead Are Arising.” It won the National Book Award in 2020.

Monday, February 7, 10 PM and archived.

Second Saturday Magazine with Bob Johnson

An interview with civil rights leader Charles Cobb about his book “On the Road to Freedom.”

Saturday, February 12 beginning at 1:00 PM.

Mic Check with Richard Hill

An interview with Anthony Pahnke and Jim Gordon, farmers and small farm advocates, will discuss their recent Counterpunch article: “Billions for Farmers of color isn’t racist; it’s smart and long overdue.”

Sunday, February 13 at 5:30 PM.

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