News and Public Affairs 8-29-2022

News and Public Affairs 8-29-2022

By |2022-08-29T07:07:40-04:00August 29th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 8-29-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Professor Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky professor of philosophy at Yale University and author of “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” talks about the Republican Party’s embrace of “white replacement theory,” WRT’s fascist origins, why Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has become a role model for much of the GOP — and the dangerous rise of rightwing extremist political violence in the US.

2) Cody Hounanian, Executive Director of the Student Debt Crisis Center discusses his group’s response to President Biden’s announced plan to address student loan debt, which includes forgiving up to $20,000 for millions of borrowers and extending the payment freeze one final time until the end of the year.

3) Jenna Grande, Press Secretary with Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) discusses CREW’s recent article, “Big Oil Has Given $1 Million to Fuel Seditionists,” and related issues of Big Oil’s influence on US energy, environment and climate policy.

4) Liz Dupont-Diehl, Associate Director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group discusses her group’s recent reporting on CT-based health insurance companies that are requesting double-digit premium increases for individuals and small businesses, as they spend billions on stock buybacks and excessive executive salaries, and lobbying.

Monday, August 29 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

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