News and Public Affairs 5-8-2023

News and Public Affairs 5-8-2023

2023-05-08T07:19:32-04:00May 8th, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 5-8-2023

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Lisa Graves, Executive Director of True North Research discusses what can be done about Chief Justice John Roberts’ inaction on ethics at the Supreme Court, the corrosive effect of unreported valuable gifts received by Clarence Thomas and other justices, and the role of Leonard Leo and dark money in packing the nation’s highest court with extremists.

2) Joshua Cowen, Professor of Education Policy at Michigan State University discusses the growing number of GOP-controlled states that are passing legislation that weakens child labor laws, and the impact these policies will have on children’s lives.

3) Rahna Epting, Executive Director of discusses her group’s campaign demanding that corporate advertisers stop using Fox News, as well as MoveOn’s planned May 15th rally at Subway restaurant corporate headquarters in Milford, CT.

4) Andrew Perez, Senior Editor and reporter at The Lever, talks about his recent article, “America’s First Dark Money Ballot Line.” It details how the group “No Labels” is actively exploiting a campaign finance loophole to buy themselves direct access to ballots nationwide, in an effort that Democrats warn could swing the 2024 presidential election.

Monday, May 8 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

Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse’s guest is Kevin Schot, a Swedish researcher in cold-climate sustainability. He’ll talk about a project to build by hand a completely sustainable home that is based on the design of architect Michael Reynolds of Taos, New Mexico — a first in Scandanavia.

Tuesday, May 9 at 12:00 noon.

The Forest & the Trees with Melinda Tuhus

Presenting global and local perspectives on the environment, WPKN host Melinda Tuhus interviews Elizabeth Hayes, a community activist from the Newhall section of Hamden, CT and Sue McDonald, a member of Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut, about their efforts to get a 102-acre open space cleaned up and turned into a public park in an area lacking such amenities.

Saturday, May 13 at 9:30 AM.

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