News and Public Affairs 3-22-2021

News and Public Affairs 3-22-2021

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Counterpoint with Scott Harris

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

Po Murray, Chairwoman of Newtown Action Alliance and Newtown Action Alliance Foundation, talks about her group’s response to the mass shooting in Atlanta that killed 8 people including 6 Asian women, the increase in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans nationally, the recent passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, and support for gun safety legislation.

Alexander Main, Director of International Policy with the Center for Economic and Policy Research talks about recent developments in Brazil after a Supreme Court Justice annulled former President Lula’s criminal convictions, restoring his political rights that now allows him to challenge President Bolsonaro in Brazil’s 2022 presidential election.

Conn M. Hallinan is a columnist for Foreign Policy in Focus and an independent journalist, who oversaw the journalism program at the University of California, Santa Cruz for 23 years. He’ll discuss his recent article, “Biden’s Top Foreign Policy Challenge: Avoiding A Cold War with China,” and Sec. of State Antony Blinken’s recent meeting with Yang Jiechi, China’s top diplomat.

Bob Johnson, a long-time producer on WPKN who hosts the monthly program “Second Saturday Magazine,” he also produces and hosts a TV program on White Plains Community Media called “Westchester Culture.” We’ll be discussing Bob’s role as a Board member and managing producer with Ripple Effect Artists based in New York City, which addresses injustice and causes social impact through art — primarily by producing masterful plays and films.

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

Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon

We talk with Suketu Mehta about his powerful book, “This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant Manifesto.”

Then, we speak with researcher Lew Daly about his report on some of the false solutions being proposed in the Green energy space.

Monday, March 22 at 10:00 PM and archived.

First Voices Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Konkankoh has more than 40 years of diverse and global experience across social entrepreneurship development sectors in Africa and in Europe. Since 1996 he has been leading a green revolution and youth development concept based on systems thinking, reconnecting refugees to the land using permaculture and looking for support to accompany them with seed funding. Konkankoh’s organization Better World is a not-for-profit incubator and accelerator focused on non-formal education.

Koh is a journalist and communications manager for Better World Cameroon. He moved to Portugal in 2019 due to the severe crackdown on journalists reporting the atrocities happening in Southern Cameroons. Koh is passionate about storytelling, art and technology. He believes these are key areas that will take Africa to the level where it is no longer portrayed in Western media narratives as a place of poverty and disease, but where Africans can tell their own stories and forge their path, void of post-colonial shackles and western exploitation.

Tuesday, March 23 at noon.