WPKN Archives: 10.08.18: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the defeat of groups opposed to Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination; Assessing Trump's renegotiated NAFTA treaty; Fight For 15 stages strikes, protests in 7 states; UCONN's Alternative Press Collection

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Show:
Counterpoint

Original Aired:
Monday, October 8th, 2018
8:08PM to 10:04PM

Duration:
1 hour, 56 minutes

Posted:
Monday, October 8th, 2018 8:01PM

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Episode: 10.08.18: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the defeat of groups opposed to Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination; Assessing Trump's renegotiated NAFTA treaty; Fight For 15 stages strikes, protests in 7 states; UCONN's Alternative Press Collection

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) Toni Van Pelt, President of NOW, the National Organization for Women, talks about NOW's active opposition to the confirmation of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the multiple charges of sexual assault against him, the credibility of the supplemental FBI investigation and the Republican controlled Senate's handling of the overall confirmation process. She'll also address concerns about the conservative majority now on the Supreme Court and the possible overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

2) Arthur Stamoulis Executive Director with the Citizens Trade Campaign assesses the revised NAFTA agreement the Trump administration negotiated with Canada - and the pros/cons for workers, consumers and the environment. He'll also discuss the ratification process going forward -- and opportunities to improve or oppose various elements of the deal.

3) Laura Huizar, Staff Attorney with the National Employment Law Project discusses the strikes called this week in seven states across the U.S., the demand for union representation and a living wage -- as the U.S. experiences record income inequality.

4) Graham Stinnett, Archivist of the Human Rights & Alternative Press Collections at the University of Connecticut library, discusses the Alternative Press Collection at the Dodd Research Center, one of the oldest and largest collections of alternative press materials in the United States.

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
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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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