News and Public Affairs 3-13-2023

News and Public Affairs 3-13-2023

2023-03-13T08:09:41-04:00March 13th, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 3-13-2023

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Tori Cooper, Director of Community Engagement for the Human Rights Campaign’s Transgender Justice Initiative and Lindsey Clark, HRC’s Senior Regional Field Organizer, discuss the upcoming International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31st, and the work HRC is doing to combat the GOP culture war.

2) Steph Black, a feminist, abortion activist and writer based in Washington, D.C. discusses her recent Progressive Magazine article, “The Other Front Line,” and the call for a boycott of Walgreens after the pharmacy chain agreed not to sell safe, legal abortion drugs in 21 states controlled by Republicans.

3) Will Rice, Policy Consultant with Americans for Tax Fairness, talks about his group’s response to President Biden’s plan to “extend the life of the Medicare Trust Fund by lowering out-of-pocket costs for seniors, negotiating prescription drug prices and increasing the Medicare tax rate on earned and unearned income above $400,000.”

4) Bilal Sekou, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Hartford and Chair of Common Cause of Connecticut’s Advisory Board, discusses the effort by a coalition of groups working to pass a comprehensive voting rights bill in the state this year.

Monday, March 13 at 8:00 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.

First Voices Indigenous Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse spends the full hour with Vanessa Machado de Oliveira Andreotti, author of “Hospicing Modernity: Facing Humanity’s Wrongs and Implications for Social Activism.” A professor at the University of British Columbia, her research examines relationships between historical, systemic, and ongoing violence and the inherent unsustainability of modernity.

Tuesday, March 14 at 12:00 noon.

Sustainable Long Island with Francesca Rheannon

We will be talking with Dr. Anshul Gupta of the Climate Reality Project about the massive disinformation campaign that is being waged across the state to impede the implementation of New York’s groundbreaking climate law.

Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 AM (repeat at 8:00 PM) and archived.

Organic Farm Stand

This week on Organic Farm Stand:
12:00 PM – Laura Modlin’s Sun and Moon Report
12:10 PM – Steve Munno’s Small Farms Report
12:25 PM – Women’s History Month special guest Donna Merrill, founder and president of the Board of Directors of Pollinator Pathway, will present a tribute to Rachel Carson, whose writings initiated the contemporary environmental movement.

Thursday afternoon March 16.

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