1) Joseph Gerson, President of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security talks about the danger in rising tensions between the U.S. and China over Taiwan after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taipei — and how relations between Washington and Beijing could be improved.
2) Amanda Marcotte, a senior politics writer at Salon and the author of “Troll Nation,” talks about her latest article, “Kansas abortion win is a wake-up call: Americans do not want GOP bans,” looking into how and why voters came out in large numbers to defeat the Republican Party’s effort to change the state’s constitution to ban abortions.
3) David Pepper, an attorney, former chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, a former Cincinnati councilman and author of four political thrillers, his latest novel titled, “A Simple Choice,” assesses the stunning defeat of the GOP campaign in Kansas to ban and criminalize abortions, the lessons Democrats running in this November’s midterm election can learn from the Pro-Choice organizing effort in Kansas — and how to overcome GOP partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression.
4) Brendan Cushing, Managing Director of the group Generation Vote, discusses his group’s protest and banner drop at the Dallas CPAC conference, as well as the organizing GOTV work Generation Vote is doing in advance of this November’s midterm election.
Monday, August 8 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.