News and Public Affairs 4-17-2023

News and Public Affairs 4-17-2023

2023-04-17T07:20:14-04:00April 17th, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 4-17-2023

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Pema Levy, a reporter with Mother Jones magazine, discusses her recent article, “The Shocking Lack of Science in the Ruling Banning a Common, Safe Abortion Drug,” and the fight now to restore access to Mifepristone, which is used in more than half of all US abortions.

2) Heather Digby Parton, a contributing writer to, talks about her recent article, “Republicans caught off guard by the left’s ferocious backlash,” where the GOP finds itself out-of-step with the majority of Americans on the issues of abortion, gun safety, voter suppression and banning books.

3) Sarah Ganong, state director of the Connecticut chapter of the Working Families Party, talks about the Workers’ Equity Agenda Lobby Day at the state capitol, where citizen lobbyists will be calling for legislation that guarantees stable schedules, one fair minimum wage for all, and extends paid sick days to everyone in Connecticut.

4) Climate Defiance Action organizer Rylee Haught talks about her group’s mission, the importance of nonviolent civil disobedience for the climate movement, and their planned blockade of the White House Correspondents Dinner on April 29th.

Monday, April 17 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.

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