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Episode: 03.13.17: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses 24 million who will lose health insurance with TrumpCare; Trump EPA head doubles down on climate change denial; L.A. Kauffman on her new book, "Direct Action;" Bush-Era Surveillance Prgrm Contradictions
Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming and audio archive at http://wpkn.org
1) Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst assesses the winners and losers in the proposed Republican party health care plan to replace the ACA/Obamacare, and the prospects for the eventual establishment of a universal, single payer health care system at the state or federal level.
2) Jeff Carter, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, discusses his group's response to the recent statement made by President Trump's newly appointed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a "primary contributor" to global warming.
3) L.A. Kauffman, who has spent more than 30 years immersed in radical movements, as an organizer, strategist, journalist, and observer, talks about her new book, "Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism." She'll also examine the current wave of protest organizing in opposition to Donald Trump and the GOP agenda.
4) Journalist Robert Davey, discusses his July 2015 Penthouse article "Secrets and Lies," that concludes that the Bush administration already possessed the authority to do the massive dragnet surveillance it demanded from Congress in 2007 and 2008. Davey will also speculate on how the Trump regime may now attempt to further expand the surveillance state.
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Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00-10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming is at http://wpkn.org/ . Interview segment archives are at counterpointradio.org .