News and Public Affairs 4-24-2023

News and Public Affairs 4-24-2023

2023-04-24T07:29:47-04:00April 23rd, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 4-24-2023

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Peter Maass, a senior editor with The Intercept and author, discusses his April 18th article, “Dominion Was Never Going to Save Our Democracy From Fox News: With a $787.5 million settlement for its election lies, Fox News has avoided the legal and moral punishment of a court verdict.”

2) Brett Edkins, Managing Director of Policy & Political Affairs with Stand Up America, discusses his view on recent revelations re: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ failure to disclose accepting luxury vacations from billionaire Harlan Crow, the sale of three of his properties to Crow, and the lack of any ethics rules or enforcement for SCOTUS Justices.

3) James Bamford, a bestselling author, Emmy-nominated filmmaker for PBS, award-winning investigative producer for ABC News, and winner of the National Magazine Award for Reporting, talks about his recent Nation magazine article, “The Trump Campaign’s Collusion With Israel,” that examines a covert operation directed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on behalf of Donald Trump.

4) Andrew Brown an investigative reporter with the Connecticut Mirror, who covers business, utilities, environmental issues and the opioid crisis, discusses the important issues covered in his recent CT Mirror article, “CT’s public water systems may soon need to treat for PFAS,” about the ‘forever chemicals’ that have already been found in water supplies across Connecticut, and a new federal regulation that could establish an enforceable limit.

Monday, April 24 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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