Monday, August 03, 2009

Tonight on Counterpoint - August 3

Counterpoint is hosted by Scott Harris. Tonight's guests are: 1) Russell Mokhiber, editor of Corporate Crime Reporter and founder of Single Payer Action talks about the status of health care reform legislation and the battle being waged by the Insurance industry, and their conservative allies in Congress, to prevent the passage of a truly universal national health care system. 2) Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow with the group Media Matters for America and author of "Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush" and "Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press," who looks at the media's superficial reporting of the health care debate -- and their saturation coverage of issues like the right wing fringe claim that Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen. 3) Father Luis Barrios, chair and professor of the Department of Latin America and Latina Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York -- who assesses the post-coup situation in Honduras -- and the Obama administration's response. 4) A representative of the labor coalition, In This Together Connecticut, examines the issues behind the state budget impasse and the effect of proposed cut backs in essential services, like education and care for the elderly, on working families and state pubic service employees. Counterpoint is heard every Monday on WPKN and WPKM between 8:00-10:00 pm EDT. Webstreaming at 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. Technorati tags: ,