1) Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association talks about his group’s position that the Biden Administration’s transfer of cluster munitions to Ukraine is wrong.
2) Jon Schwarz, senior writer with the Intercept and First Look Media, discusses President Biden’s nomination of Elliott Abrams to the bipartisan United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Schwarz is the author of the article “Elliott Abrams, Trump’s Pick to Bring Democracy to Venezuela, Has Spent His Life Crushing Democracy.”
3) Ben Burgis, a Jacobin magazine columnist, adjunct philosophy professor at Rutgers University, and author of several books, most recently “Christopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, How He Went Wrong, and Why He Still Matters,” discusses his recent article, “Biden Is Wrong: The Supreme Court Is Already ‘Politicized.’”
4) Aziz Dehkan, executive director and Allison Pilcher, policy director with the Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs, assess the recently-ended Connecticut legislative session, their wins and losses, and the group’s legislative agenda going forward.
Monday, July 10 PM and in the WPKN archive.
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This week on First Voices Radio hosted by Tiokasin Ghosthorse: In the first half-hour our guest is mycologist and founder of Catskill Fungi, John Michelotti, an instructor for the Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification courses in NY who was chosen by the Catskill Center as a “Steward of the Catskills” for his contribution to the environment.
Then we look at the fight for the Montaukett Indian Nation to be reinstated as a state-recognized tribe. Hofstra University graduate journalism student Cody Hmelar reports on some recent progress.
Tuesday, July 11 at 12:00 noon.
Tidings from Hazel Kahan
This month Hazel’s guest is Yumna Patel, Palestine news director for the Mondoweiss website, joining us from the West Bank to speak about the escalating assault by Israel’s armed forces on the 20,000 refugees living in the Jenin refugee camp. Ms. Patel examines the reasons for this latest round of violence and what it signifies about Israel’s plans for what is being called the “Gazafication” of Jenin.
Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30 AM (repeated at 8:00 PM).