News and Public Affairs 2-8-2021

News and Public Affairs 2-8-2021

By |2021-02-08T17:26:23-05:00February 8th, 2021|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 2-8-2021

Digging in the Dirt with Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher’s guest is Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, who has come back for another visit to DITD to talk about his new book “The New Climate War — the fight to take back our planet.” It’s a timely analysis of where we are at in the debate over climate warming and recent current events in our society that are changing the playing field for the better.

Monday, February 8 at 5:00 PM.

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

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

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the two co-founders of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, talk about their campaign to end qualified immunity — the Supreme Court doctrine that shields law enforcement officers from being personally sued for actions performed in the line of duty. If they succeed it will make it easier for Americans to sue police officers who abuse their authority, a move that reform advocates say is a key step towards substantive police reform.

Marge Baker, Executive Vice President for Policy and Program with People for the American Way, discusses the House of Representatives vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) from her Congressional committee assignments, the emergence of an extremist faction within the GOP that advocates violence and conspiracy theories — and the future of our democracy.

Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs with Peace Action discusses the Biden administration’s announcement that they would end U.S. support for the Saudi/UAE-led war on Yemen — and the recent U.S. – Russian agreement to extend the New START nuclear weapons treaty by five years.

CT State Representatives Robyn Porter (D-New Haven) and Quentin Phipps (D-Middletown) talk about their proposals to increase taxes on the state’s wealthiest citizens and corporations and lift spending limits — in order to invest billions on behalf of CT residents who have been hurt most by the coronavirus pandemic.

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

Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon

Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon presents world-renowned climate scientist Michael Mann talking about his book, “The New Climate War.” It’s about all the ways the fossil fuel industry and its allies seek to discredit, divide, and deflect the movement to save the climate from making our planet uninhabitable.

Later, we check in with Nation magazine political correspondent John Nichols about the fight over the COVID19 rescue plan.

Monday, February 8 at 10:00 PM and archived.

First Voices Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Our guests this week on First Voices Radio: Manish Jain has served for the past 23 years as Chief Beaver of Shikshantar: The Peoples’ Institute for Rethinking Education and Development, based in Udaipur, India and is co-founder of some of the most innovative educational experiments in the world. Manish is one of the leading planetary voices for de-schooling our lives. Manish has helped thousands of young people escape from factory schooling and recover their dignity, self-worth and “alivelihoods.”

Felipe Viveros has served as the European representative of the GNH Centre Bhutan, the board Chair of /TR and at the Sacred Head Waters Initiative. Of note, Felipe also co-wrote the song “In the Anthropocene,” performed by Nick Mulvey.

Tuesday, February 9 at 12:00 noon.

Resistance Round Table

Historian and author Prof. Gerald Horne will be a guest on the Resistance Round Table. Prof. Horne will speak about the current political crisis as this country tries to heal the damage from two centuries of systemic racism.

Hosted by Richard Hill, Scott Harris and Ruthanne Baumgartner.

Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 AM.

Mic Check

Guest Leah Penniman, founder of Soul Fire Farm and author of “Farming While Black,” discusses Afro-Indigenous centered community farms.

Sunday, February 14 at 5:30 PM.