News and Public Affairs 8-9-2021

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Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) John Nichols, National-affairs Correspondent with the Nation Magazine, whose latest book is titled, “The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace’s Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics,” talks about his recent article on the legacy of the late president of the AFL-CIO Richard Trumka, as well as the major issues confronting the U.S. labor movement — including prospects for passage of the proposed PRO-Act.

2) Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and author of “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” examines what’s at stake in the House Select Committee’s investigation of the January 6th insurrection, the importance of accountability for Trump and those who conspired to overturn the 2020 election — and the American right’s embrace of Hungary’s Viktor Orban.

3) Norman Solomon, co-founder of the group RootsAction.org, talks about his recent article, “Nina Turner’s Loss Is Oligarchy’s Gain,” competition between the Democratic Party’s progressive and conservative wings, and RootsAction’s new ProgressiveHub organizing tool.

4) Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the Jubilee USA Network discusses his work on the urgent need to produce and distribute COVID vaccines in developing nations of the world that currently have little access — leading to the creation of new, more dangerous mutations of the coronavirus.

Monday, August 9, 8 pm and archived.

First Voices Indigenous Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Frances G. Charles, Tribal Chairwoman of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in Port Angeles, Washington. Among many accomplishments, Chairwoman Charles played a vital role in the recovery of Tse-whit-zen, one of the largest archaeological recoveries in the Northwest. We will be discussing the article, “Tribes are leading the way to remove dams and restore ecosystems,” which was published in YES Magazine.

Then guitarist, songwriter, and producer Vince Fontaine. He’s the founder and lead guitarist of the roots-rock band Eagle & Hawk. His music collective, the award-winning Indian City, which he formed in 2012, has released three albums to date with the fourth, “Code Red,” coming this October. We’ll discuss the July 1 toppling of the Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II statues in Winnipeg, where he’s based, as well as the talks that are taking place since the discovery in May of 215 Indigenous children’s remains near Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia — and subsequent findings at other residential schools.

Tuesday, August 10, noon.

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