1) Sarah Anderson, director of the Institute for Policy Studies’ Global Economy Project, discusses her new report, “Executive Excess 2023,” which finds that a group of large corporations have enriched shareholders with $340 billion in stock buybacks since 2020 while insisting that they lack the resources to raise employee pay.
2) Peter Montgomery, managing director of People For The American Way’s Right Wing Watch, examines what the group sees as the Republican Party’s embrace of political violence.
3) Allan Nairn, an award-winning investigative journalist whose writing has focused on the dark side of U.S. foreign policy, talks about the landslide victory of Guatemalan presidential candidate Bernardo Arévalo in the nation’s August 20 election — and the danger ahead for him, given the nation’s long history of brutal violence.
4) Liz Dupont-Diehl, associate director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, discusses the request for double-digit rate hikes by health insurance companies in Connecticut and the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority’s recent decision to deny United Illuminating’s electricity rate hike request.
Monday, August 28 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.
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