News and Public Affairs 6-5-2023

News and Public Affairs 6-5-2023

2023-06-05T07:14:23-04:00June 5th, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 6-5-2023

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Will Rice, policy consultant with Americans for Tax Fairness, assesses the impact of the debt ceiling budget deal that was signed into law by President Biden on June 3rd. He’ll also discuss his group’s opposition to the GOP plan to make permanent the expiring provisions of the Trump-era tax cuts that primarily benefit the wealthiest Americans.

2) Nick Mottern, co-coordinator of the group talks about the call for a moratorium on weaponized drone attacks in the Ukraine war issued by a delegation to the International Summit for Peace in Ukraine, organized by the International Peace Bureau in Vienna.

3) Tarah Heinzen, legal director with the group Food & Water Watch, discusses the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Sackett v. EPA case which limits the EPA’s ability to protect the nation’s wetlands and sets a dangerous precedent for other environmental regulations.

4) Douglas Lord, president of the Connecticut Library Association and director of Newtown, CT’s Cyrenius H. Booth Library, discusses his group’s position on efforts to ban books across Connecticut, including the recent Newtown Board of Education debate.

Monday, June 5 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

Tiokasin Ghosthorse’s guest for a full-hour, wide-ranging discussion is Alnoor Ladha, the council chair for Culture Hack Labs. An activist, journalist, political strategist and community organizer he was the co-founder and executive director of the global activist collective The Rules.

Tuesday, June 6 at 12:00 noon.

North Fork Works with Hazel Kahan

North Fork Works explores the vigorous development of civic engagement on the North Fork in the form of civic associations at the individual hamlet level and, more recently, as a coalition of seven of these individual groups stretching from Fishers Island in the east to Mattituck in the west to form North Fork Civics of Southold.

Host Hazel Kahan asks two members of the coalition to share the history of the individual organizations, the factors leading to the formation of the coalition and how this larger group functions and regulates itself.

Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 AM (repeated at 8:00 PM) and archived.

The Forest and the Trees with Melinda Tuhus

On The Forest & the Trees: Global and Local Perspectives on the Environment, host Melinda Tuhus speaks with Lori Martin, co-founder of Haven’s Harvest, a food rescue organization in greater New Haven that she and her children started at their kitchen table in 2015. It now has almost 500 volunteers who pick up food from 100 donor agencies and events and then deliver it to 200 sites.

Saturday, June 10 at 9:30 AM

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