News and Public Affairs 7-25-2022

News and Public Affairs 7-25-2022

2022-07-25T20:28:39-04:00July 25th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 7-25-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Ron Fein, legal director with the group Free Speech For People, and co-author of the book, “The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump,” discusses the proposal negotiated by a bipartisan group of US Senators to modernize the Electoral Count Act, the progress of the House Committee and Justice Department investigating the January 6th insurrection — and efforts to hold Donald Trump and his co-conspirators accountable for their attempted coup.

2) Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Assistant Professor Dept. of Sociology, Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, discusses her concerns about the current federal government’s strategy to combat new variants of the Coronavirus — and the disproportionate COVID infections and death experienced by communities of color in the U.S.

3) Jim Walsh Policy director with Food and Water Watch, discusses his group’s recent report, “Averting Climate Catastrophe: Fossil Fuels Must End While Renewables Take Over,” while also assessing the Biden administration’s actions and inaction to date on addressing the climate crisis.

4) Cob Carlson, a film editor/producer over the past 33 years, talks about his new documentary film, “The Greatest Radio Station in the World,” which traces the 60-year journey of WPKN Radio, a fearless, boldly independent, free form, and unconventional Bridgeport, CT radio station that prides itself on being a real alternative to an increasingly homogeneous broadcast radio landscape.

Monday, July 25 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon

We talk with Ari Rabin-Havt about his memoir, The Fighting Soul: On The Road With Bernie Sanders.

And later we play an excerpt from our 2020 interview with Bernie’s campaign lead on Latino voters, Chuck Rocha, about his book, Tio Bernie.

Monday, July 25 at 10:00 PM

First Voices Indigenous Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

THACKER PASS is a low area with a sagebrush ecosystem connecting the Quinn River Valley and Kings River Valley. This region is an important winter habitat for mule deer. The Montana Mountains to the north are home to sage grouse breeding grounds and golden eagles. The area is rich with Paiute history that spans thousands of years of sustainable occupation, something our western society is failing to achieve. The lithium deposit results from ancient volcanic activity, which also produced significant amounts of obsidian which served as an important stone tool material.

Will Falk, gives an update on Thacker Pass in northern Nevada. In January 2021, Will and Max Wilbert launched an occupation of a proposed lithium mine at Thacker Pass. Will is a writer, lawyer, and environmental activist. He believes the ongoing destruction of the natural world is the most pressing issue confronting us today. Activism has taken Will to the Unist’ot’en Camp — an Indigenous cultural center and pipeline blockade on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory in so-called British Columbia, Canada, to a construction blockade on Mauna Kea in Hawai’i, and endangered pinyon-juniper forests in the Great Basin. “How Dams Fall: Stories the Colorado River Told Me,” Will’s first book was published in August 2019 by Homebound Publications. For more information, visit Will publishes his poetry on his Facebook page. More information about Will can be found at

Tuesday, July 26 at noon.

East End Ink

Science writer and artist Erica Cirino discusses her book, “Thicker Than Water: The Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis.” Recorded for WPKN at Canios Books, Sag Harbor. East End Ink is heard on the 4th Wednesday each month.

Wednesday, July 27 at 6:30 AM (repeated at 8:00 PM) and archived.

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