1) Steven Hassan, PhD, founding director of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center and author of several books including, “The Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control,” discusses Trump’s continuing hold of Republican Party voters.
2) Dr. Kaitlyn Henderson, senior research adviser with Oxfam America’s US Domestic Policy Program, talks about Oxfam’s recent “Best States to Work” report, which identified states that have the most robust laws to mandate adequate wages, safe conditions, and rights to organize.
3) Cindy Folkers, radiation and health hazard specialist with the group Beyond Nuclear, discusses Japan’s decision to release 350 million gallons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, and her views of the dangers for human health and marine life and the international protocols that should be in place to prevent governments from polluting our oceans.
4) April M. Short, chief correspondent and writing fellow with Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute, talks about her recent article, “Why Is the Moneyless Economy Thriving in America?” with a focus on the Buy Nothing Project, which turned 10 years old in July of 2023.
Monday, September 4 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.
Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. An archive of current and past Counterpoint interviews is accessible for free. The full 2-hour unedited program can be accessed for a 2-week period after the show, at the WPKN Radio archives.
Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes Dr. Emma McNicol, a feminist philosopher and expert on Simone de Beauvoir. McNicol is the senior project coordinator of Fire to Flourish’s National Indigenous Disaster Resilience program, a project exploring Indigenous leadership in the face of natural hazards intensified by climate crisis.
Tuesday, September 5 at 12:00 noon.
The inaugural edition of the WPKN Monthly Labor Report, hosted by Richard Hill and featuring labor economist and historian Michael Zweig. Prof. Zweig will review impending labor actions and discuss a new ruling by the National Labor Relations Board which could have a huge impact on workers’ ability to organize unions.
Tuesday, September 5 at 8:45 PM.
This month Hazel Kahan’s guest on North Fork Works is scientist and Southold resident Steve Schott, marine botany/habitat restoration educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension, bringing us his special expertise in sugar kelp and eelgrass, two crucial species for keeping Long Island’s waters healthy. He describes his work at Cornell to protect and restore our waters, the emerging kelp industry and managing the ecology of our estuarine habitats.
Wednesday, September 6 at 6:30 AM (repeated at 8:00 PM)
On Organic Farm Stand, hosted by Richard Hill and Laura Modlin, a labor week special focusing on farm labor in Connecticut.
Brea Church, a freshman at the University of Vermont, will talk about her internship at Wakeman Town Farm in Westport.
Megan Fountain, co-director of Unidad Latina en Accion, will discuss the status of undocumented immigrant farm workers in Connecticut.
Plus the Solar/Lunar Report, the Small Farms Report, and The Honey Bee Update.
Thursday, September 7 at 12:00 noon.
On The Forest & the Trees, it’s all about e-bikes! Host Melinda Tuhus interviews Devil’s Gear Bike Shop co-owner Greg Ledovsky about e-bikes and the state’s plan to provide between $500 and $1,500 to purchase any e-bike under $3,000.
Then Fiona McElroy talks about her non-profit collective, BridgeVolt, which can convert any regular bike into an e-bike at a much lower cost than buying a new one.
Saturday, September 9 at 9:30 AM.