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Corporate Media Sanitizes Legacy of George H. W. Bush Presidency

Interview with Arun Gupta an independent journalist who has written for dozens of publications including the Washington Post, the Nation and the Guardian and author of the book, "Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food-Loving Chef’s Inquiry into Taste," conducted by Scott Harris"

Students and Allies Sit-In at Yale Investments Office to Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment and Cancellation of Puerto Rico Debt

Interview with Mary Claire Whelan of Fossil Free Yale and Bibiana Torres of Despierta Boricua, conducted by Scott Harris

Occupy Wall Street Inspires Ongoing Campaign to End Medical Debt

Interview with Jerry Ashton, co-author, along with Robert Goff and Craig Antico of the book, "End Medical Debt: Curing America's $1 Trillion Unpayable Healthcare Debt," conducted by Scott Harris

Mexicans Have High Hopes for their Newly Elected Progressive President

Interview with Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Scott Harris

Last Week on Counterpoint

Trump’s Withdrawal from US-Russia INF Treaty Could Ignite New Nuclear Arms Race

John Burroughs discusses his group's and RootsAction.org's campaign to stop President Trump's stated intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty...

Punitive 1990s Welfare Reform Due for Overhaul

Felicia Kornbluh and Gwendolyn Mink talks about their important and overdue assessment of welfare reform's impact on women.

New Investigation Details Pentagon Waste Fraud and Abuse

Dave Lindorff discusses his soon to be published Nation Magazine investigation into the Defense Department’s shady and likely unconstitutional budgeting practices, titled: The Pentagon's...

Labor Movement Needs to Focus on Organizing not Elections

Tom Lewandowski talks about his recent In These Times article, "Forget Elections, Labor Needs to Get Back to Its Roots," in the face of...

Special Feature

Florida Felon Voting Restoration: How it happened and will it stick

Neil Volz, political director with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, describes the successful campaign to restore voting rights to 1.5 million ex-felons. He speculates on the fight ahead to implement Amendment 4 as the right-wing Florida political establishment confronts the reality of the biggest voter enfranchisement event since 18-years-olds were given the right to vote.
Interviewed by Richard Hill on December 4, 2018.

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A true list for #MAGA - and it doesn't even cover congressional inquiries or those of ousted administration officials... Whew!

A Complete Guide to All 17 (Known) Trump and Russia Investigations https://t.co/TDZFzjXyFN via @WIRED #swampthings
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#OnTheAir Counterpoint tonite 8-10 pm ET 89.5 FM Bridgeport, CT Webstreaming @ https://t.co/OTsd2kQzVZ: @PaulKawika of @PeaceAction assesses efforts to end US complicity w #SaudiArabia in #YemenWar & @ellenhbrown of @PublicBanksNow on the radical plan to fund the #GreenNewDeal https://t.co/AQaK1ShuoW
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#OnTheAir Counterpoint tonite 8-10 pm ET 89.5 FM Bridgeport, CT Webstreaming @ https://t.co/OTsd2kQzVZ: @Alex_Cornell & @M_Sahli_Wells of @ElectedTo on @COP24Katowice #climatechange summit & @PFAW's @margebaker on the disturbing history of Trump's AG nominee #RobertBarr https://t.co/4WGjAzwX6R
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Has the president already has been indicted by a federal grand jury in a secret, sealed indictment that will be revealed only when he leaves the presidency? What do you think? #Trumpgate

Prosecutors' best move: Charge Trump and seal the indictment @CNN https://t.co/CqX21wVGVM

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What is happening to our democracy?

The Resistance panel discusses the threat to democratic institutions as Republican legislatures try to strip power from newly-elected Democratic governors and overturn ballot initiatives. Jim...

Bobbi Brown, youth activist, on the fight ahead

Bobbi Brown, a youth organizer and mentor, talks about her work as youth coordinator for the CT NAACP and her 100 Girls Leading project...

WPKN’s Real Alternative Mid-term Election Coverage

WPKN's 2018 mid-term election coverage with results and commentary by Ralph Nader, Mark Weisbrot, Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, Paul Bass, Hazel Kahan, Lindsay Farrell, Robert Borosage, Greg...

Sen. Chris Murphy to Trump: ‘Stop!’

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., commented on Donald Trump's racist, xenophobic rhetoric at Democratic Headquarters in Branford, Connecticut. Oct. 30, 2018; interviewed by Richard...

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