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Original Aired:
2011-07-04 20:10:00

1 hour, 51 minutes

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Episode: 07.04.2011: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses anti-immigrant legislation around the U.S.; the Greek financial crisis; How Greed Destroys America and the campaign to abolish the death penalty in Connecticut

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

David Leopold, immediate past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and an adjunct professor of immigration law at Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State Universities' Schools of Law, discusses challenges to harsh new anti-immigration laws being passed in U.S. state legislatures and Senate hearings on the federal immigration reform bill known as the "Dream Act."

Peter G. Prontzos, Professor of Political Science at Langara College in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, talks about his recent article, "Greece at a Crossroads," about the Greek financial crisis with a focus on exploring alternatives to the austerity policies that have been forced on many nations and triggered widespread resistance.

Robert Parry, editor and publisher of Consortium News.com, broke many of the Reagan era Iran-Contra scandal stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, written with his two sons Sam and Nat, is titled, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush." He talks about his recent article, "How Greed Destroys America."

Ben Jones, executive director of the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty, discusses his group's efforts to repeal capital punishment in the CT state legislature this year - and plans to carry on the campaign through this summer.

Some segments of Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine. 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 Counterpoint programs are accessible for free at http://www.wpkn.org

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