WPKN Archives: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses Trump's success in confirming record number of extreme right federal judges; Gerald Horne on race in America; socialism vs. capitalism and inequality in the U.S. today; Yale student divestment campaign

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Show:
Counterpoint

Original Aired:
Monday, April 8th, 2019
8:09PM to 10:04PM

Duration:
1 hour, 55 minutes

Posted:
Monday, April 8th, 2019 8:12PM

Tags:
racism senate inequality fascism debt race capitalism socialism socialsecurity trump student yale medicareforall fossilfuels confirmation judges nuclearoption divestment federal mitchmcconnell ushistory puertorican


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Episode: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses Trump's success in confirming record number of extreme right federal judges; Gerald Horne on race in America; socialism vs. capitalism and inequality in the U.S. today; Yale student divestment campaign

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) Elliot Mincberg, Senior Fellow with People for the American Way discusses findings in the group's recent report titled, "Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: PFAW Report Highlights Continuing Harm Caused by Trump Judges."

2) Gerald Horne, an African-American historian who currently holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African Studies at the University of Houston talks about race in America. Recorded June 2, 2018 at the Left Forum in NYC.

3) Chuck Collins, Program Director with the Institute for Policy Studies' Program on Inequality and the Common Good discusses his recent article "Bring Back Eisenhower Socialism," the GOP- conservative 2020 election campaign against "socialism," and the policies the Democratic controlled House can propose and debate that will reduce, and one day reverse growing income inequality in the U.S.

4) Charlotte Foote and Martin Man, members of the Yale Endowment Justice coalition talk about the group's latest occupation of Yale University's Investment Office by students and community members who are calling for Yale to divest from fossil fuel company investments -- and abandon investments tied to Puerto Rico’s debt.

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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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