WPKN Archives: 07.08.19: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the humanitarian crisis on the US-Mexico border; Corporate lobbyists hired to stop Medicare4All; US missing opportunity to protect 2020 election & Shinnecock nation battles NY town for tribal sovereignty

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Show:
Counterpoint

Original Aired:
Monday, July 8th, 2019
8:05PM to 10:04PM

Duration:
1 hour, 59 minutes

Posted:
Monday, July 8th, 2019 8:09PM

Tags:
healthcare mexico immigration russia crisis hampton universal ny climatechange refugees votersuppression medicare4all humanitarian border election2020 joshfox migrants protectingelection socialmedia shinnecock tribe sovereignty billboards


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Episode: 07.08.19: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the humanitarian crisis on the US-Mexico border; Corporate lobbyists hired to stop Medicare4All; US missing opportunity to protect 2020 election & Shinnecock nation battles NY town for tribal sovereignty

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) Josh Fox, director, writer and environmental activist, best known for his Oscar-nominated 2010 documentary, "Gasland;" "How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change" (2016) and "Gasland Part II" (2013). He discusses his recent trip to the U.S.-Mexico border and what he observed and learned about the immigration humanitarian crisis there, and Trump administration policy. He'll also examine the link between the current increase in immigration and climate change here in the Americas and around the world.

2) Eagan Kemp, Health Care Policy Advocate with Public Citizen discusses his group's recent report, titled, Fever Pitch: Surge in Opposition Lobbying and Advocacy Validates the Credibility of the Medicare for All Movement which found that lobbying against proposed Medicare for All legislation has spiked in 2019.

3) Steven Rosenfeld, national political reporter for AlterNet and Editor, Chief Correspondent & Senior Writing Fellow for Voting Booth a project on the Independent Media Institute, discusses his recent article, "America is Missing its Chance to Fix Our Election System Before We Vote in 2020."

4) Mary Annette Pember, an independent journalist who writes about Native people and issues for Indian Country Today, Rewire.News, the Guardian and others -- talks about her recent article, "Wealthy Hampton Homeowners Are Trying to Suppress Tribal Sovereignty." The article examines the controversy generated when the Shinnecock Nation built two 60-foot tall electronic billboards on their sovereign land adjacent to the Hamptons, on Long Island, NY, well known for being a summer retreat for New York City's wealthy and famous. Pember is an enrolled member of the Red Cliff Band of Wisconsin Ojibwe. Chenae Bullock, Shinnecock tribal member and Montauk descendant, activist and cultural preservationist, will join the discussion to talk about the issue from the tribes's perspective.

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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