News and Public Affairs 9-5-2022

News and Public Affairs 9-5-2022

2022-09-05T16:46:15-04:00September 5th, 2022|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 9-5-2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Christopher Vials, Professor of English and Director of American Studies at the University of Connecticut at Storrs, discusses President Biden’s speech warning of the danger to democracy from MAGA Republicans and Fascism, as well as the GOP’s embrace of “white replacement theory,” WRT’s fascist origins, why Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has become a role model for many Republicans — and the dangerous rise of rightwing extremist political violence in the US.

2) Branko Marcetic, staff writer with Jacobin magazine, co-host @1of200podcast and author of “Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden,” discusses his recent Jacobin article, “What Are the Chances for a Negotiated End to the Ukraine War? It’s Complicated.”

3) Jordan Zakarin, a reporter with More Perfect Union a labor focused media organization, discusses the group’s coverage of the US labor movement on this Labor Day holiday, and the historic number of union organizing drives now underway at Amazon, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, REI — and many other businesses.

4) Nicole Heriot, Event Director and Amy Myers, Operations Manager, preview their upcoming Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo in New Haven, CT’s Edgerton Park on Saturday, Sept. 10th and Sunday, Sept. 11th.

Monday, September 5 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.

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