News and Public Affairs 7-24-2023

News and Public Affairs 7-24-2023

2023-07-24T08:02:27-04:00July 24th, 2023|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 7-24-2023

Digging in the Dirt with Kevin Gallagher

Jeff Masters, who worked as a hurricane scientist with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990, has a Ph.D. in air pollution meteorology from the University of Michigan, and who in 1995 co-founded the Weather Underground website. The subject is extreme weather.

Then Dan Martens, vice president of Novamont, will discuss the extent of plastic pollution and how his company’s compostable plastics can help.

Monday, July 24 at 5:00 PM.

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Phyllis Bennis, author and director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, talks about her recent Nation Magazine article, “On Israel and Palestine, US Electeds Are Out of Touch With Their Own Voters!” It explores changing views in the U.S. toward Israel and Palestine.

2) Joel Bleifuss, the editor and publisher of Barn Raising Media Inc., whose news site is focused on rural and small-town communities, discusses his recent article, “When Moms for Liberty Cancelled a School Librarian’s Mother’s Day Lesson, Concerned Parents Fought Back,” and his organization’s mission.

3) Sulma Arias, People’s Action executive director, discusses her recent article, “Democracy’s Antidote to Authoritarianism: An Organizing Revival.”

4) Nicole Carty, executive director of the activist group Get Free Together, discusses GFT’s recent protest march and sit-in at the U.S. Capitol in opposition to recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

Monday, July 24 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

Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse spends the hour with Jonathan Gonzales and Christian Matute Sagbay.

Gonzales has spent the last 12 years exploring ancestral living skills and ceremonial ways with teachers and elders to connect more deeply with his Indigenous Taino lineage.

Sagbay, from Gualaceo, Ecuador, formerly kichwa/kañari territory, works in language justice, the evolving legal notion of respecting every individual’s right to be able to communicate in the language in which they feel most articulate and powerful.

Tuesday, July 25 at 12:00 noon.

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