WPKN Archives: 12.02.19: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the Goals of the UN Climate Summit in Madrid; the Crisis in U.S. political parties; Media attacks on progressive Democratic candidates; Assessing CT Governor Ned Lamont's climate and energy agenda

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Show:
Counterpoint

Original Aired:
Monday, December 2nd, 2019
8:10PM to 10:04PM

Duration:
1 hour, 54 minutes

Posted:
Monday, December 2nd, 2019 8:02PM

Tags:
connecticut obama climate summit us energy lamont trump republicans democrats fossilfuels medicare4all parisaccord carbonemissions unitednations madrid politicalparties transportation


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Episode: 12.02.19: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the Goals of the UN Climate Summit in Madrid; the Crisis in U.S. political parties; Media attacks on progressive Democratic candidates; Assessing CT Governor Ned Lamont's climate and energy agenda

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) Climate action group 350.org's North America Director, Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, discusses the latest United Nations report which warns that current commitments by countries worldwide are inadequate to effectively address rising temperatures, and calls for "rapid and "transformational" change to address climate change.

2) Cedric De Leon, Director of the Labor Center and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, talks about his new book titled, "Crisis: When Political Parties Lose the Consent to Rule."

3) Norman Solomon, co-founder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org, and a Bernie Sanders delegate from California to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, talks about his recent article, "The Crass Warfare of Billionaires Against Sanders and Warren," billionaire Mike Bloomberg entering the race -- and the ongoing attack on Sanders and Warren from former President Obama and other establishment Democrats, of being "too far left."

4) Samantha Dynowski, State Director of the Connecticut chapter of the Sierra Club assesses CT Governor Lamont's commitment and action to address climate change, energy efficiency and improving mass transit in the state, with the goal of protecting the environment, human health and moving toward the development of a CT green economy.

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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