WPKN Archives: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses Trump's threats against North Korea; the failure of US humanitarian military interventions; Public Banking advocated in New Jersey election & Israel blocks Palestinian BDS organizer from receiving US peace award

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Show:
Counterpoint

Original Aired:
Monday, April 17th, 2017
8:09PM to 10:04PM

Duration:
1 hour, 55 minutes

Posted:
Monday, April 17th, 2017 8:00PM

Tags:
israel afghanistan war nuclear iraq china sanctions nader palestine libya trump northdakota newhaven publicbanking bds northkorea southkorea humanitarian intervention newjersey gandhipeaceaward omarbarghouti


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Episode: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses Trump's threats against North Korea; the failure of US humanitarian military interventions; Public Banking advocated in New Jersey election & Israel blocks Palestinian BDS organizer from receiving US peace award

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) John Feffer, Director Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of, "The Future of US-Korean Relations," assesses the Trump administration's foreign policy toward North Korea, addressed in his recent articles, "Trump's New Foreign Policy is the Worst of Both Worlds," and "What does Kim Jong Un Want?"

2) David Gibbs, Professor of History at the University of Arizona and author of, "First Do No Harm: Humanitarian Intervention and the Destruction of Yugoslavia," discusses the foreign policy debate in the U.S. on regime change in Syria, in the context of recent American military interventions and the harmful results.

3) Walt McRee, Executive Director & Chair of the Public Banking Institute who discusses the basics about public banking, how it currently operates in North Dakota, and the proposal for a new public bank in New Jersey as proposed by Phil Murphy, a former Wall Street executive turned 2017 Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey.

4) Stanley Heller, Promoting Enduring Peace administrator, talks about his group's annual Gandhi Peace Award, which this year honors CT native, consumer advocate, public citizen and independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader. The other awardee, Omar Barghouti, a founder of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement against Israel, who likely will be prevented by the Israeli government from attending the award ceremony to be held in New Haven on April 23rd.

Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. 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 current and past Counterpoint interviews are accessible for free at our Counterpoint Radio web site: http://counterpointradio.org The full 2-hour unedited program can be accessed for a 2 week period after the show, at the WPKN Radio archives: http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/search/counterpoint
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Show: Counterpoint

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 .

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