Sunday, July 26, 2009

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WPKN Newsletter July 27, 2009 Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Song Trails Radio Hour Singer-songwriters Caroline Doctorow and Mick Hargreaves play American Roots music. This month's guest is Maura Kennedy of The Kennedys. From Bridgehampton, NY. Heard on the first Saturday each month. Saturday August 1 at 7pm (new time) La Esquina Latina This Sunday promises to be a very interesting and educational event. Lisa Pierce will be offering her own perspective on the Hispanic experience and on the history of Puerto Rico from her soon to be published book. If you tune in this Sunday, you will learn what it feels like to come full circle and find yourself back where you started from...home. I'm sure that many of you will quickly find yourselves indentifying with Lisa...I know I did. I guess all of you will have to tune in this Sunday from 3-4pm to find out...won't you? Tune in for music from hotter spots with host Lou Pomales on Sunday August 2 from 2 - 6 pm Public Affairs This week's guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris heard every Monday at 8 pm Tonight's guests: 1) Nate Cordozo, Open Government Legal Fellow with the Electronic Frontier Foundation talks about his group's Freedom of Information lawsuit against the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies demanding they turn over documents related to their activities which broke the law. 2) Lisa Sullivan, Latin America Coordinator with School of the America's Watch discusses the relationship between the U.S. Army's Latin American military training school and the coup plotters now in power in Honduras. 3) David Kairys, professor of Constitutional Law at Temple University Law School, comments on the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor -- and the larger issues uncovered in the recent confrontation between Henry Louis Gates Jr., chairman of Harvard University's African- American-studies department and a Cambridge, Mass. police officer. 4) A representative of the Universal Health Care Foundation of CT, explains the next steps in implementing the "Sustinet" universal health care legislation, which the CT State House and Senate recently passed, overriding a veto by CT Governor Jody Rell. An archive of Counterpoint programs are accessible for free at Some segments of Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio newsmagazine. Visit their web site at for free subscriptions to mp3 - podcast audio files, program summaries and interview transcripts. Monday, July 27 at 8:00 PM. __________________________________________________ Between The Lines radio news magazine: (heard Tuesday at 5:30, Saturday at 2:00 pm and Wednesday at 8am) A review of the week's under-reported news stories and this week's interview segments: 1) Have Obama and Congress Sold Out Healthcare Reform to the Insurance Industry? Interview with Dr. Mary O'Brien, spokesperson with Physicians for a National Health Program, conducted by Scott Harris. 2) Minimum Wage Campaign Fights for National Living Wage. Interview with Holly Sklar, senior policy adviser with the Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign, conducted by Melinda Tuhus. 3) Message to Attorney General: To Restore U.S. Credibility, Hold Officials Who Authorized Torture Accountable. Interview with Christopher H. Pyle, professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College, conducted by Scott Harris. Podasts and mp3 audio at Tuesday July 28 at 5:30 pm
History Counts presents Overthrowing Governments 101 with Ken MacDermotRoe Have you ever wondered how the CIA overthrows foreign governments? We show how it s done by examining in detail the CIA orchestrated coups in Iran 1953, Guatemala 1954, and Chile 1973. Our guest Stephen Kinzer, a former New York Times bureau chief, is the author of Overthrow, All the Shah s Men, an American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror and Bitter Fruit: the Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala. Sunday August 2 at 10 pm (This program will be repeated on Thursday, August 6 at 12:30 PM and archived at ______________________________________________________________ Receive This Weekly Newsletter by email: click here Technorati tags: ,