Counterpoint for January 25
Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris, is heard every Monday between 8:00-10:00 pm
1) Supreme Court Decision and Democracy: BBC TV Investigative journalist and best-selling author Greg Palast assesses the damage done to democracy by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case.
2) Health Care Reform and Mass. Senate Election: Dr. Rachel Nardin, Chief, Division of Neurology, Cambridge Health Alliance; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and chair of the Massachusetts chapter of the group Physicians for a National Health Program discusses the results of her state’s special senate election and the connection to public opinion re: Massachusetts’ health care system, which is in part, what national health reform legislation is based.
3) Haitian Disaster Relief: Ben Dupuy, Director of Haiti Progres newspaper, secretary general of the National Popular Party of Haiti, and former Ambassador-at-large for Haiti’s twice ousted president Jean Bertrand Aristide.
4) Education Reform that Works: Kelly Cronin is the Executive Director of Waterbury, CT Youth Service System Inc., talks about her group’s success in working with families, public schools and local organizations to achieve school readiness and success for vulnerable young children in communities experiencing economic challenges and language barriers.
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