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WPKN Newsletter June 2, 2014

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Music, Culture, Arts and Entertainment

Songtrails: Caroline Doctorow presents American old time string band music, featuring The Highwoods Stringband and others. Saturday, June 7 at 7:00 PM.

News and Public Affairs

This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:

  1. Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Director Mark Weisbrot talks about his recent article warning of the dangers for the people of Ukraine if the newly elected government there abides by austerity policies demanded by the International Monetary Fund and the European Union.
  2. Po Murray, vice-chair and co-founder of the Newtown Action Alliance discusses her group’s response to the latest mass shooting incident in Santa Barbara, California – with attention to the courageous stance taken by Richard Martinez, the grieving father whose son was killed by deranged gunman Elliot Rodger.
  3. Anand Gopal, author of “No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes,” talks about critically acclaimed new book and recent article titled, “How the U.S. Created the Afghan War — and Then Lost It, The Unreported Story of How the Haqqani Network Became America’s Greatest Enemy.”
  4. Newly elected socialist city council member in Seattle, Kshama Sawant, talks about the successful campaign she’s now leading, advocating a rise in the city’s minimum wage to $15.00 an hour and her other initiatives on taxing the rich and re-imposition of rent control.

Monday, June 2 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive.
 

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