News and Public Affairs 5-15-2023

News and Public Affairs 5-15-2023

2023-05-15T07:51:04-04:00May 15th, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 5-15-2023

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and author of “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” discusses the recent CNN Trump Town Hall program, mass shooting incidents, the GOP attack on public education through censorship of history, book banning and stigmatizing of LGBTQ youth, and more.

2) Robert C. Hockett, Edward Cornell Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, discusses his recent New York Times op-ed piece, “This Is What Would Happen if Biden Ignores the Debt Ceiling and Calls McCarthy’s Bluff.”

3) Mel Goodman, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, professor of government at Johns Hopkins University, and a former CIA analyst, assesses U.S. foreign policy and issues covered in his recent article, “US Hypocrisy and the Global South.”

4) Kim Ives, investigative journalist and editor at the weekly newspaper Haïti Liberté, discusses recent developments in Haiti: strikes demanding higher wages, a labor union coalition’s proposal for a transition to democracy, and an uprising against street gangs.

Monday, May 15 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.

Sustainable Long Island with Francesca Rheannon

Sustainable Long Island host Francesca Rheannon talks with Southampton Town’s Lynn Arthur about “community choice aggregation” to have local control over sourcing electricity, allowing for more green power and/or lower electricity prices for residents and businesses.

Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 AM (repeat at 8:00 PM).

The Organic Farm Stand with Richard Hill

The Organic Farm Stand, hosted by Richard Hill, looks at improving urban communities through gardening, greenery and civic engagement with two guests: Christina Smith, from Groundwork Bridgeport, on their tree giveaway; and Doreen Abubakar, founder of CPEN in New Haven, on converting a formerly blighted area into a thriving community gardening project for young people.

Thursday, May 18 at 12:00 noon.

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