News and Public Affairs 8-2-2021

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Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Basav Sen, Director of the Climate Policy Project talks about his recent article, “Biden should reject the infrastructure plan written by Exxon and invest in saving the climate instead,” and the latest developments in congressional negotiations on the proposed bipartisan and Democrats-only reconciliation infrastructure legislation.

2) Sarah Saadian, Vice President of Public Policy with The National Low Income Housing Coalition, discusses the impact of the end of the federal eviction moratorium on the lives of millions of American renters and public health re: the spread of COVID-19 — and what action Congress and President Biden can take to assist families facing eviction.

3) Matthew Cunningham-Cook, a contributor to The Intercept, who has written for The Nation, Al Jazeera, and In These Times, talks about his recent article, “Oil and Gas Heir Funding Super Pac Attacking Nina Turner,” re: the August 3rd Democratic primary in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District that pits progressive firebrand Nina Turner, a former state senator who worked for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns against centrist candidate Shontel Brown, a current Cuyahoga County Council Member and county Democratic Party chair.

4) Zenei Cortez, RN, President of National Nurses United union, discusses NNU’s position on recent CDC guidance that fully vaccinated people should resume wearing masks in public, indoor settings in areas of the country with high rates of transmission — as well as other measures our nation should be taking to slow and stop the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

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