WPKN Archives: 07.09.18: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses Trump's Supreme Court nominee; Grassroots push to reform the Democratic Party; Trump EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's resignation; Medicare For All Town Hall meeting in CT

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Episode: 07.09.18: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses Trump's Supreme Court nominee; Grassroots push to reform the Democratic Party; Trump EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's resignation; Medicare For All Town Hall meeting in CT

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) Pooja Gehi, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild assesses President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court (to be named Monday evening), and concern on the direction of the high court on a wide range of issues including: reproductive rights, civil rights, voting rights, marriage equality, campaign finance reform and mass incarceration.

2) Norman Solomon, co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, examines the significance of the New York Congressional Democratic primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and his recent article, "What Joe Crowley's Defeat Has to do with Democratic Superdelegates."

3) Food & Water Watch Climate and Energy program co-director Scott Edwards, discusses the recent resignation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator, what we know about acting administrator, former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, and the Trump regime's aggressive agenda to dismantle critical environmental, health and climate regulations.

4) Beth Angel, an organizer with Medicare4All CT and Carlos Moreno, Executive Director, Connecticut Working Families Party, a member of the coalition organizing the July 21st Medicare For All town hall meeting in Hartford, CT, who will talk about the town hall meeting -- and Medicare For All as an option to the current private, for-profit health insurance system, amid the GOP's attacks targeting Obamacare, and the ACA's overall failure to provide affordable, quality medical care.

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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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