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Original Aired:
2010-11-29 20:11:00

1 hour, 50 minutes

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Episode: 11.29.10: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the crisis between North and South Korea; extending unemployment insurance; protests re: the Haitian presidential election; a new book on the Bush family dynasty

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

John Feffer, Co-director, Foreign Policy in Focus discusses the context for the recent exchange of artillery fire between North and South Korea, the danger of a wider war and diplomatic intervention to re-start negotiations, reduce rising tensions and reign in North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Denise Diaz of Jobs With Justice talks about her group's current national campaign to pressure Congress to extend unemployment insurance and the TANF Emergency Fund.

Reporting from Haiti, Alex Main, Policy analyst with the Center for Economic and Policy Research, assesses the legitimacy of Haiti's presidential and legislative election held on Sunday, November 28th, as the nation struggles to recover from January's devastating earthquake and the current cholera epidemic.

Russ Baker, an award-winning investigative reporter and founder of the nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news site whowhatwhy.com, discusses George W. Bush's new memoir, "Decision Points," as well as his own new book, "Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years."

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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