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Original Aired:
2010-12-13 20:08:00

Duration:
1 hour, 53 minutes




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Episode: 12.13.10: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the outcome of the UN Climate Summit in Cancun, Mexico; why some outspoken wealthy Americans oppose extending the Bush tax cuts; Free Speech vs. WikiLeaks and the Drop Fox News Campaign

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

Anil Naidoo, Coordinator of the Blue Planet Project, reports from Cancun, Mexico on the negotiations and end results of the just-concluded UN international climate summit meeting in Cancun.

Bryan Kirschner, Vice President of Corporate Strategy, at Greenberg, Quinlan and Rosner, a member of Wealth for the Common Good and one of more than 400 wealthy individuals who have signed a statement opposing an extension of Bush-era tax cuts for the nation's wealthiest citizens. He'll explain why he believes that people like him should pay more taxes and why tax cuts for the wealthy do not create jobs.

Kevin Bankston, Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation examines the U.S. government's efforts to prosecute Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the public's right to know about their government's conduct and the First Amendment right of free speech.

Angelo Carusone of Media Matters for America discusses his new role at the media watch group monitoring the constant stream of lies, distortions and conservative propaganda coming from Fox News -- and his work leading the Drop Fox campaign.

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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