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Original Aired:
2010-06-14 20:11:00

1 hour, 50 minutes

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Episode: 06.14.10: Counterpoint host Scott Harris discusses U.S.- Israeli policies one year after Iran's June 2009 disputed election; Crisis in the U.S. media with The Nation's John Nichols; Jane Fonda's anti-Vietnam war activism; Greenpeace's energy reform plan

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) Juan Cole, Professor of History at the University of Michigan, director of its Center for South Asian Studies, author of "Engaging the Muslim World" and editor of the blog Informed Comment, discusses his recent article on the first anniversary of Iran's disputed June 12th election, "Iran's Green Movement: One Year Later How Israel's Gaza Blockade and Washington's Sanctions Policy Helped Keep the Hardliners in Power."

2) John Nichols, The Nation Magazine's National Correspondent talks about his new book, co authored with Robert McChesney, titled, "The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again," and previews his upcoming Sat., June 19th talk in New Haven titled, "Democracy vs. The Propaganda State: Why We Must Support Independent Media and Build a Real Alternative to Corporate Power."

3) Jerry Lembcke, professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross and author of, "The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam," discusses his new book, "Hanoi Jane: War, Sex & Fantasies of Betrayal."

4) Gabriel Wisnieski, Greenpeace Climate Campaigner talks about British Petroleum's Gulf oil spill and his group's new report, "Energy {R}evolution: A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook," a practical blueprint to to seize this moment of crisis to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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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