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Original Aired:
2012-06-04 20:06:00

1 hour, 55 minutes

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Episode: 06.04.12: Counterpoint host Scott Harris talks with Thomas Frank on his latest book "Pity the Billionaire;" Economist Richard Wolff on the Eurozone Crisis & Prof. Seif Dana assesses the Egyptian Presidential election and sentencing of Mubarak

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

Thomas Frank, is the founding editor of The Baffler, a columnist with Harpers, author of "What's the Matter with Kansas?," "The Wrecking Crew" and "One Market Under God." He talks about his latest book, "Pitty the Billionaire: The Hard -Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right."

Richard Wolff, professor of economics at the New School University’s graduate program in international affairs and author of "Capitalism Hits the Fan" and "Occupy The Economy," discusses how austerity policies have fueled the EuroZone crisis and weakened the U.S. economic recovery.

Seif Dana, Associate Professor of Sociology and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin- Parkside, who discusses the Egyptian presidential election and the challenges ahead for a new government, including relations with the U.S., Israel -- and the recent Court verdict handing down life sentences to Mubarak and his former security chief for responsibility in the killing of protesters in the uprising that ousted him last year.

*Save the Date -- next week on Monday June 11th, Scott Harris will interview world renowned MIT Professor of Linguistics and America's leading dissident intellectual, Noam Chomsky.

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

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