News and Public Affairs 9-13-2021

By |2021-09-13T15:34:29-04:00September 13th, 2021|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 9-13-2021

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Kristen Breitweiser, who lost her husband Ron, a money manager working on the 94th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower, discusses her recent article, “My Husband Died on 9/11. I Am Still Waiting for a Trial of His Killers,” about her demand for U.S. government transparency re: what they know about the role of Saudi government officials she believes were complicit in assisting the hijackers.

2) Re-broadcast of Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine episode produced on September 11, 2001. Guests include: Sarah Wunsch, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, who considers the 9/11 attacks possible impact on civil liberties for U.S. citizens and immigrants; Retired Navy Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll of the Center for Defense Information, who looks at the forces that may have been responsible for the terror attack and how the G.W. Bush administration and the U.S. military may react; Robert Jensen, associate professor of journalism at the University of Texas, Austin, who evaluates the credibility and bias found in mainstream corporate media reporting of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

3) Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of Italian and History at New York University talks about her views on the planned Sept.18th rally in which followers of Donald Trump intend to show support for people arrested after the deadly January 6th attack on the Capitol — and the importance of accountability for those who commit political violence.

4) César E. Abadía-Barrero, Director of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor, Anthropology & Human Rights at the University of Connecticut’s Human Rights Institute discusses the current situation in Colombia after months of protests and police violence, with a focus on human rights violations, grassroots organizing and the role of U.S. support for the Colombian military.

Monday, September 13, 8 pm and archived.

Sustainable East End with Francesca Rheannon

The Peconic Bay scallop season begins the first Monday in November and continues through March. But the scallops have been wiped out in East End waters each of the past two seasons. Host Francesca Rheannon talked with Steven Tettelbach of the Cornell Cooperative Exchange about the catastrophic failure of the scallop harvest in 2019. Also Francesca talked with Dr. Chris Gobler of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at Stony Brook University and fisherman Sean Barrett of Dock to Dish, a community-supported fishery about the promise of kelp farming in local bays for use as food, fertilizer, fuel and cleaning up pollution.

Wednesday, September 15 at 7:30 PM and archived.

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