News and Public Affairs 7-19-2021

News and Public Affairs 7-19-2021

2021-07-19T14:12:52-04:00July 19th, 2021|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 7-19-2021

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works talks about the exciting developments re: the proposed expansion of Medicare and Medicaid in infrastructure legislation now being negotiated in the U.S. Senate.

2) James Early, the former Director of Cultural Studies and Communication at the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies at the Smithsonian Institution, discusses recent protests in Cuba and the response here in the U.S. from both politicians and the corporate news media.

3) Mitch Linck, an organizer with CT Climate Crisis Mobilization (C3M) will talk about his group’s upcoming Zoom Forum on Land Use, Climate and Equity. The event will feature speakers from a variety of perspectives on the topic: an agro-ecologist; a pro-forestation expert; an urban planner/forester; a speaker to address exclusionary zoning and an indigenous speaker to address their perspective on land use, land back and respect for their treaties.

4) Margaret Levi, Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University discusses her group’s project, “Creating a New Moral Political Economy,” which emerged from the recognition that the current political-economic framework is fraying and seeks to build a new one: an endeavor made more critical by COVID-19, the racial justice movement, and increased political polarization across the globe.

Monday, July 19, 8 pm and archived.

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