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Original Aired:
2010-10-04 20:09:00

1 hour, 51 minutes

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Episode: 10.04.10: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses Global Climate Change; an Obama Administration effort to expand the government's capacity to wiretap electronic communications and recent F.B.I. raids targeting peace activists

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

Bill McKibben, author of more than a dozen books including "The End of Nature," founder of global warming awareness campaigns, Step It Up and 350.org and scholar in residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. He discusses his latest book, "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet."

Kevin Bankston, Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, takes a critical look at the Obama administration's plan to seek legislation that would require social networking companies and voice-over-Internet service providers to adapt their technology so law enforcement agents can monitor users' communications during criminal and terrorism investigations.

Sue Udry, Director of the Defending Dissent Foundation examines the FBI's recent raids targeting peace group activists and the threat to civil liberties and Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms such government action represents.

Some segments of Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine. Visit their web site at http://www.btlonline.org for free subscriptions to mp3 - podcast audio files, program summaries and interview transcripts. An archive of Counterpoint programs are accessible for free at http://www.wpkn.org

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