Episode: 04.04.11: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses U.S intervention in Libya; the labor movement's fight back in the midwest; the Japanese nuclear crisis and Obama's attempt to revive Nukes in the U.S. and Single Payer progress in Vermont
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
Ann Wright a retired U.S. Army Colonel and former U.S. State Dept. official, who publicly resigned in protest over the March, 2003 Bush administration invasion of Iraq. She discusses President Obama's decision to militarily intervene in the ongoing conflict in Libya.
Andrew Kroll, a reporter in the D.C. bureau of Mother Jones magazine, and an associate editor at TomDispatch.com. discusses the conservative political and economic attack on the middle class, and the GOP and Koch Brother's coordinated assault on workers and union rights in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and elsewhere discussed in his recent article, "Return to Wisconsin: the Beginning or the End?"
Karl Grossman, Professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury, and author of "Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power" and "Power Crazy." Grossman discusses Japan's Fukushima nuclear power complex disaster, the health effects of low level radiation and President Obama's role as "front man" pushing for a revival of the U.S. nuclear power industry.
Dr. Deborah Richter, President, Vermont for Single Payer, talks about her group's campaign to establish a single payer health care system in Vermont, and the progress of Single Payer legislation recently passed by the VT House of Representatives.
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