WPKN Archives: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses Trump's "Election Integrity" commission; Trump's firing of FBI director poses threat to rule of law; Marine vet says Trump Afghan troop escalation bound to fail; Sustainable agriculture key to food sovereignty

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Show:
Counterpoint

Original Aired:
Monday, May 15th, 2017
8:07PM to 10:04PM

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes

Posted:
Monday, May 15th, 2017 8:00PM

Tags:
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Episode: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses Trump's "Election Integrity" commission; Trump's firing of FBI director poses threat to rule of law; Marine vet says Trump Afghan troop escalation bound to fail; Sustainable agriculture key to food sovereignty

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) Jenny Flanagan, Vice President for State Operations with Common Cause, examines President Trump's convening of an "election integrity commission," the false premise for it's creation and the danger of the body being used as a "Trojan Horse" to justify new voter suppression measures.

2) Caroline Fredrickson, President of the American Constitution Society, assesses the crisis which followed President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, prospects now for a credible investigation into the Russia-Trump election collusion allegations, and the threat posed by Trump's actions to democracy and the U.S. Constitution.

3) John Motter, a Marine veteran who was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan with the Marine infantry, and a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, discusses his group's views on President Trump's recently announced plan to send an estimated 5,000+ additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan -- and the status of this and other regional conflicts.

4) Veteran WPKN Radio producer Kevin Gallagher talks about the topics explored on his weekly Monday show, "Digging in the Dirt," where he takes a critical look at trends and innovation in agriculture, farming, gardening as well as food issues including organics, seeds, GMOs and the Bio-nutrient movement.

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

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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