News and Public Affairs 6-12-2023

News and Public Affairs 6-12-2023

2023-06-12T08:10:30-04:00June 12th, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 6-12-2023

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Mel Gurtov, professor emeritus of political science at Oregon’s Portland State University, and author of, “Engaging China: Rebuilding Sino-American Relations,” discusses growing tensions between the U.S. and China and his recent article, “The Taiwan Imbroglio.”

2) Angela Hanks, chief of programs at Demos, talks about her group’s response to the recent debt ceiling agreement and the group’s Economic Democracy Project, with a focus on case studies of activist projects in Pittsburgh, Houston, New York and Arlington, Virginia.

3) Amanda Marcotte, a senior politics writer at, discusses Trump’s federal indictment on 37 counts related to his handling of classified documents and her recent Salon article, “Trump Thinks He Can MAGA His Way Out of Jail.”

4) Bineshi Albert, co-executive director of the Climate Justice Alliance discusses the recent cloud of hazardous wildfire smoke from Canada in the northeast U.S., and the impact of provisions in the debt ceiling agreement on our environment and low-income and working families across America.

Monday, June 12 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 talks with Robin Wall Kimmerer, enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and a State University of New York distinguished teaching professor of Environmental Biology. Founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, she is the author of the widely acclaimed “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.” She holds a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Wisconsin and in 2022 was named a MacArthur Fellow.

Tuesday, June 13 at 12:00 noon.

The Organic Farm Stand with Richard Hill

12:00 PM: The Solar/Lunar Report with Laura Modlin

12:05 PM: The Small Farms Report with Steve Munno from Massaro Farm in Woodbridge, CT

12:30 PM: Dave Chapman, co-director of the Real Organic Project will discuss a new position statement: “Organic Agriculture is Soil Based — a Fundamental Principle Underlying Organic Crop Certification.”

Thursday afternoon, June 15

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