News and Public Affairs 5-1-2023

News and Public Affairs 5-1-2023

2023-05-01T10:35:28-04:00May 1st, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 5-1-2023

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

This week Mike Merli hosts Counterpoint. His guests:

1) Faisal Saleh, Chairman of Palestine Museum US in Woodbridge, discusses the museum’s work, recent programs, and upcoming events with the mission of preserving Palestinian history, showcasing the Palestinian experience, and celebrating the cultural and artistic achievements of the Palestinian people.

2) Erika Panzarino, a New York-based advocate for full LGBTQIA++ inclusion in the United Methodist Church, talks about her role in a series of upcoming events here in Connecticut that will use art to foster conversations around recognizing and repairing spiritual harm.

3) Stanley Heller, Administrator of Promoting Enduring Peace, speaks about his group’s work, and their upcoming annual Gandhi Peace Awards ceremony, happening on Saturday May 13 in New Haven.

4) Jazmarie Melendez, a community organizer born and raised in Bridgeport, discusses her work organizing against police violence, and the upcoming event on Saturday May 6 that will be honoring her brother Jayson Negron, who was shot and killed by a Bridgeport Police Officer six years ago at the age of 15.

Monday, May 1 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.

First Voices Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

On First Voices Radio, host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes Steven T. Newcomb, internationally recognized for his more than four decades of research and writing on international law and the origins of federal Indian law. He is the author of “Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery.” They’ll discuss the Vatican’s formal repudiation of that doctrine in March of this year.

Tuesday, May 2 at 12:00 noon.

North Fork Works with Hazel Kahan

North Fork Works explores the vigorous development of civic engagement on the North Fork in the form of civic associations at the individual hamlet level and, more recently, as a coalition of seven of these individual groups stretching from Fishers Island in the east to Mattituck in the west to form North Fork Civics of Southold. Host Hazel Kahan asks two members of the coalition to share the history of the individual organizations, the factors leading to the formation of the coalition and how this larger group functions and regulates itself.

Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 AM (repeated at 8:00 PM)

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