News and Public Affairs 5-29-2023

News and Public Affairs 5-29-2023

2023-05-29T08:35:35-04:00May 29th, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 5-29-2023

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of Italian and History, New York University examines the “botched” launch of Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign with Elon Musk — and DeSantis’ record.

2) Lindsay Koshgarian, program director with the National Priorities Project, discusses her group’s new report: “The Warfare State: How Funding for Militarism Compromises our Welfare.”

3) Adrienne Pine, visiting professor of anthropology and social change with the School of Consciousness and Transformation at the California Institute of Integral Studies discusses her view of the Biden administration’s post Title 42 immigration policies, with a focus on the treatment of Venezuelans and Cubans seeking asylum in America.

4) Joshua Epstein, a New College of Florida student who will be graduating in 2024 and Tamara Solum, a retired Sarasota business owner, teacher and education advocate whose daughter Kari Solum graduated from New College in 2020. They’ll discuss the Save New College campaign and the significance of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suppression of educators and students now that he’s officially running for president.

Monday, May 29 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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