Episode: 05.16.11: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the uprising in Syria; the campaign to expose religious hypocricy in the GOP; civilian deaths resulting from U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan and the Norwalk-Nicaragua Sister City Project
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
Joshua Landis teaches modern Middle Eastern history and politics and writes on Syria and other nations in the region. Landis, whose Syrian Comment daily newsletter on Syrian politics attracts 3,000 readers a day, will provide historical context to better understand the uprising in Syria and the possible outcome.
Beth Dahlman, online strategy coordinator with Faithful America,
discusses her group's petition drive challenging GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner's budget priorities with Republicans proposing harsh budget cuts for poor and working families while protecting tax breaks for the wealthy.
Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence discusses her recent trip to Afghanistan and what she observed re: U.S./NATO Predator drone air strikes, civilian casualties and rising anger in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Ramon Sepulveda Velez, Field Director with the Norwalk Nagarote Sister City Project, discusses his work for the sister city group In Nagarote and the current political climate in Nicaragua.
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