Episode: 04.18.11: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses tax resistance in the U.S.; assessing the Japanese nuclear disaster on human health and environment; update on the debate in Connecticut on funding the SustiNET non-profit public option health care plan
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
Ruth Benn, Coordinator, of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee discusses tax day protests around the U.S. and the links between the U.S. budget deficit, American wars and military spending.
Harvey Wasserman, senior editor with www.freepress.org, and author of seven books, including "The Last Energy War," and "Solartopia: Our Green-Powered Earth, A.D. 2030." Wasserman examines the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster's long term health effects -- and its impact on the future of energy production for Japan, the U.S. and the world.
Juan Figueroa, President of the Universal Health Care Foundation of CT, talks about CT Gov. Malloy's change of attitude toward funding Sustinet, the already passed legislation that would provide under-insured and uninsured CT citizens non-profit public option health insurance coverage.
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