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Original Aired:
2010-05-10 20:07:00

1 hour, 54 minutes

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Episode: 05.10.10: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses the BP oil spill with BBC TV reporter Greg Palast; the Greek economic crisis; Pres. Obama's Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and a conversation on th U.S. reaction to terrorist threats

Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris heard every Monday on WPKN 89.5 FM,Bridgeport, CT and WPKM 88.7 FM Montauk, NY between 8:00-10:00 pm ET. Webstreaming at http://wpkn.org

1) BBC TV Investigative journalist Greg Palast discusses the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and his recent article, "Slick Operator: The BP I've Known Too Well."

2) Prof. Costas Panayotakis, associate professor of sociology at the New York City College of Technology at CUNY, assesses the current debt crisis in Greece, militant protests and the role of the International Monetary Fund.

3) Marjorie, Cohn examines the record of President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.

4) David Gespass, President of the National Lawyers Guild, discusses Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman's legislative proposal to revoke the citizenship of Americans who are deemed to be "affiliated" with designated "terrorist" groups.

Some segments of Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine. 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 Counterpoint programs are accessible for free at http://www.wpkn.org

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