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Episode: 04.10.17: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses Trump's attack on Syria; GOP Senate detonates nuclear option; March for Science appeals to reason; Koch brothers defeat TrumpCare & Win Keystone XL Pipeline Approval
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) Paul Kawika Martin, Communications and political director with Peace Action, discusses President Trump's attack on Syrian military targets, the chemical attack on civilians that we're told provoked it -- and the ongoing horror of the Syrian civil war, and the international cooperation necessary to end it.
2) Peter Montgomery, senior fellow with the group People for American Way, talks about Mitch McConnell and the GOP's decision to invoke the nuclear option and repeal the filibuster for SCOTUS appointments to allow for the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch -- the Democrat's response and the future of the Senate and Supreme Court.
3) Dr. Sarah Evanega, Director of the Cornell Alliance for Science, one of the March For Science co-sponsors in the U.S. and around the world in countries including: Nigeria, Uganda, Bangladesh and the Philippines. She'll talk about the principles and objectives of the April 22nd March for Science, (on Earth Day,) as well as concern re: factions within US partisan politics that actively attempt to undermine the public's faith in science and the search for knowledge.
4) Greg Palast, award winning investigative journalist who has reported for the BBC, Rolling Stone and the Guardian, is the author of The New York Times bestsellers, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Billionaires & Ballot Bandits. He'll discuss his latest investigation, "TrumpCare dies, XL flies and the Secret Winner is." about the notorious billionaire Koch Brothers who came out on top in recent national political battles.
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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 .