Episode: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the origins of the financial crisis; the continuning fallout from the BP oil spill and why the Tea Party has been successful in GOP primaries.
Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris heard every Monday on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport , CT between 8:00-10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archives at http://wpkn.org
Mediachannel’s News Dissector Danny Schechter discusses the origins of the economic crisis as investigated in his new book and video documentary: Plunder: Investigating Our Economic Calamity and the Subprime Scandal
Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's Energy Program exposes the American Petroleum Institute's "below the radar" organizing of rallies opposing legislation to impose stricter safety standards and more accountability for oil company drilling operations.
Matthew Rothschild, editor of the Progressive magazine discusses the recent primary election success of the tea party movement within the GOP and the strategy progressives can use to counter the aggressive corporate-funded campaign to eviscerate the nation's social safety net.
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