WPKN Archives: 09.10.18: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the new book, "How to Read a Protest;" Trump's SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh; US complicity in the war in Yemen; Singer songwriter David Rovic's new history podcast project

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Show:
Counterpoint

Original Aired:
Monday, September 10th, 2018
8:07PM to 10:04PM

Duration:
1 hour, 57 minutes

Posted:
Monday, September 10th, 2018 8:00PM

Tags:
music songs war protest weapons pentagon culture trump saudiarabia scotus yemen socialchange warcrimes socialjustice womensmarch dissent demonstrations brettkavanaugh davidrovics


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Episode: 09.10.18: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the new book, "How to Read a Protest;" Trump's SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh; US complicity in the war in Yemen; Singer songwriter David Rovic's new history podcast project

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) L.A. Kauffman has spent more than 30 years immersed in radical movements, as an organizer, strategist, journalist, and observer. She talks about her new book, "How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance," in the context of diverse groups organizing today's Trump resistance movements.

2) Drew Courtney, Vice President for Communications and Research with People for the American Way, discusses the policy issues, and known judicial record which caused a broad coalition of progressive groups nationwide to oppose President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

3) Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy & Political Affairs with Peace Action, talks about the effort by some members of Congress to invoke the War Powers Act to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi/UAE-led war in Yemen, where multiple war crimes have been committed.

4) Singer, songwriter, peace and social justice activist David Rovics talks about his new podcast project, a 5-minute weekly musical commentary on history and current events. He'll also discuss the state of the world through his perspective as an artist and the more than 200 topical songs he's written through his career.

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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