News and Public Affairs 4-19-2021

By |2021-04-19T15:38:04-04:00April 19th, 2021|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 4-19-2021

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Dr. Yohuru Williams, Distinguished University Chair Professor and the Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas examines the crisis in U.S. policing, reflecting on the ongoing George Floyd murder trial of Derek Chauvin — and the most recent police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo and 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

2) Peter Maybarduk, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program talks about the call by 65 global health, development and humanitarian groups, for President Biden to implement a global vaccine manufacturing program to end the pandemic and build a globally distributed vaccine infrastructure to meet the challenges of future pandemics.

3) C.M. Lewis, an editor at Strikewave and a union activist in Pennsylvania, talks about his recent article, “A Looming Fight Over the Future of Union Organizing,” and his views on the recent House passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, that would provide protections for workers trying to organize, a measure that is the labor movement’s single biggest legislative priority in this Congress.

4) Norman Solomon, co-founder of RootsAction.org talks about the Investing in Cures Before Missiles (ICBM) Act, proposed legislation to stop the development of the Pentagon’s new $93-96 billion intercontinental ballistic missile and redirects savings this fiscal year towards the development of a universal coronavirus vaccine.

Monday, April 19, 8 pm and archived.

Sustainable East End with Francesca Rheannon

Host Francesca Rheannon looks at kelp farming on local bays with Dr. Chris Gobler of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at Stony Brook University and fisherman Sean Barrett of Dock to Dish. They explain how kelp can be used as food and fertilizer and its effects in reducing acidification, nitrogen and CO2 in area waters. Sustainable East End is heard on the 3rd Wednesday each month at this time.

Wednesday, April 21, 7:30 PM and archived.

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