1) Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, the convening member of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition, discusses how the Republican Study Committee’s 2024 budget proposal would cut Social Security benefits, and his group’s effort to educate the public on this proposal.
2) Bert Knorr, co-chair of the Peace in Ukraine Coalition, discusses the outcome of the Vienna International Summit for Peace in Ukraine that he attended, as well as hostility toward the conference encountered in Austria. He’ll also talk about what concerned citizens in the US can do to support an end to the war.
3) Richard Wolff, professor of economics emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a visiting professor at the New School University in New York, discusses the issues covered in his recent article, “The World Economy is Changing; the People Know But Their Leaders Don’t.”
4) Robert Greene II, assistant professor of history at Claflin University and senior editor, Black Perspectives, discusses the importance of the Juneteenth holiday, with a focus on the issues covered in his 2022 Nation magazine piece, “Keeping Juneteenth Radical.”
Monday, June 19 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.
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A special report from Dr. Manuel Rozental about the four Indigenous children who survived a recent plane crash in the Colombian Amazon. From the Indigenous perspective. The children — three girls of the Huitoto nation (ages 13, 9 and 11 months) and a boy age 4 — survived 40 days in the thickest jungle through the oldest girl’s skills and knowledge of the jungle.
Tuesday, June 20 at 12:00 noon.
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