WPKN Archives: 04.23.12: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses media spinning for a new war with Iran; BP Coverup revealed 2 years after Deepwater Horizon disaster; the ongoing campaign against ALEC & 350.org's May 5th Connect the Dots global action

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Counterpoint

Original Aired:
Monday, April 23rd, 2012
8:09PM to 10:00PM

Duration:
1 hour, 51 minutes

Posted:
Monday, April 23rd, 2012 8:00PM

Tags:
iran war oil media climate weather protest bias legislation warming spill activism bp alec distortion hawks coverup bbc caspian resignations extremist environmentalism


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Episode: 04.23.12: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses media spinning for a new war with Iran; BP Coverup revealed 2 years after Deepwater Horizon disaster; the ongoing campaign against ALEC & 350.org's May 5th Connect the Dots global action

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

Jeremy Holden, Research Director with the group, Media Matters for America, talks about MMFA's recent study of major U.S. news outlets' misleading and inaccurate reporting on the status of Iran's nuclear research program.

BBC TV reporters and author Greg Palast discusses his recent investigation, "BP Settlement Sells Out Victims," as well as recently uncovered news of BP's coverup of a blowout 2 years prior to the Gulf of Mexico's Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Drew Courtney, director of communications with People for the American Way, discusses PFAW's ongoing campaign with a coalition of groups shining a spotlight on the extremist agenda of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) that has successfully pressured some high profile corporations to resign from ALEC. He'll also explain why former Judge Robert Bork's role in Mitt Romney's presidential campaign should be troubling to most Americans.

Jamie Henn, communications director with the environmental group 350.org, previews his group's organizing for the May 5th "Connect The Dots Day," as well as continuing debate on the proposed Canada to U.S. tar sands oil pipeline.

Some segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine. Visit their web site athttp://www.btlonline.org for free subscriptions to mp3 - podcast audio files, program summaries and interview transcripts. An archive of Counterpoint programs are accessible for free at http://www.wpkn.org
 

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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