News and Public Affairs 3-29-2021

News and Public Affairs 3-29-2021

By |2021-03-29T13:06:33-04:00March 29th, 2021|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 3-29-2021

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

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

Todd Miller is a journalist who has written on border and immigration issues for The New York Times, Al Jazeera America, and the NACLA Report on the Americas. His latest book is titled, “Build Bridges, Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders.” He’ll assess the current situation on the U.S. southern border, and discuss his recent article, “The Greater the Disaster, the Greater the Profits: The Border-Industrial Complex in the Post-Trump Era.”

Mel Goodman, a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and a former CIA intelligence analyst from 1966 to 1990, discusses his recent article, “Team Biden: Diplomatic and Strategic Failure,” which assesses President Biden’s foreign policy and alternatives to the administration’s current hardline diplomatic approach to both Russia and China.

Kelley Jackson, Director of Communications with Democracy For America talks about her group’s response to the more than 250 voter suppression bills being proposed by Republicans in 43 states — and the campaign to pass the “For The People Act,” H.R.1 in the Senate, that will require overcoming the filibuster.

Kica Matos, Vice President, Initiatives at the Vera Institute of Justice and an organizer of the Vaccinate Fair Haven campaign, recounts how a diverse coalition came together with the mission of vaccinating all members of the Fair Haven community in New Haven, CT.

Monday, March 29 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

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