News and Public Affairs 5-9-2022

News and Public Affairs 5-9-2022

2022-05-09T18:08:28-04:00May 9th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 5-9-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) BriannaTwofoot, National Organizing Director with Planned Parenthood reacts to the leaked draft Supreme Court ruling that would overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion and discusses plans for the May 14th Nationwide Day of Action for Abortion Rights — and longer range organizing strategies to restore women’s reproductive rights across the U.S.

2) George Beebe, former director of the CIA’s Russia desk who advised then-VP Dick Cheney, who now serves as Director of Grand Strategy at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He’ll discuss the status of negotiations to end the war in Ukraine, and concern that efforts to end this conflict could be derailed by the Biden administration’s recent announcement that one of their central goals is to weaken Russia’s overall military capacity.

3) John Nichols, The Nation magazine’s national affairs correspondent, talks about his newest book, “Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers: Accountability for Those Who Caused The Crisis,” and the movement to investigate how the U.S. government sabotaged its response to the pandemic that cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

4) Alexander Main, Director of International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. previews Colombia’s May 29th first-round presidential election, and the significance that the frontrunner in the race is former leftist guerilla Gustavo Petro, who has served as mayor of Bogotá and is currently a senator, and his running mate, Afro-Colombian human-rights and environmental activist Francia Marquez, who if elected, would become Colombia’s first black vice president.

Monday, May 9, 8 pm and archived.

First Voices Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes Edgardo Krebs, a research associate at the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He will discuss his recent article in the Buenos Aires Times on the landmark Napalpi Massacre trial in Argentina, which begins 98 years after the Indigenous killings.

Tuesday, May 10 at 12:00 noon.

Tidings from Hazel Kahan

This month Hazel’s guest Los Angeles-based Constance Mallinson, artist, writer, and curator, talks about the concept of the Sublime and the passionate contemplation of nature that it aroused in eighteenth and nineteenth-century landscape painters followed by its metamorphosis during the twentieth century.

With this as background, Mallinson examines the effect of climate change on the work of today’s artists exhibited in “Mapping the Sublime: Reframing Landscape in the 21st Century” at the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale, California.

Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 AM (repeat at 8:00 PM) and archived.

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