Monday,February 1 at 8:00 PM:
This week’s guests on Counterpoint hosted by Scott Harris:
1) Daniel Ellsberg, activist and writer – best known as the former U.S. military analyst at the Rand Corp., who in 1971 released the classified analysis of the Vietnam War known as the Pentagon Papers, reflects on the life and work of his friend, the late people’s historian Howard Zinn.
2) Nick Nyhart, co-founder, President and CEO of Public Campaign who talks about how his group will respond to the recent Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned 100 years of law to permit corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money on American political campaigns.
3) Robert Scheer, author, syndicated columnist and editor of the news website TruthDig.com, discusses his disapointement in President Obama’s first year in office on domestic and foreign policy issues.
4) Fritz Gutwein, co-director of the Quixote Center and coordinator of the group’s Haiti Reborn project, who discusses his view of the highest priorities for re-building post-earthquake Haiti with the objective of providing that impoverished nation an opportunity to achieve social justice.
There’s also an archive of Counterpoint programs.
Wednesday, February 3 at 12:30 PM:
History Counts: Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires. The United States 2001 invasion of Afghanistan was the most recent in a long line of invasions going back over 2,000 years. Each invader discovered to his misfortune the same truth: Afghanistan is much easier to invade than to occupy. Our guest is military historian Stephen Tanner, author of Afghanistan: a Military History. Program is archived.
Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Tuesday, February 2 at 4:00 PM:
Valerie Richardson speaks with poet and memoirist Mary Karr whose most recent book Lit has been nominated for the National Book Critic’s Circle 2009 prize for nonfiction. Her first memoir, the wonderful and darkly humorous Liars Club told of a childhood spent with alcoholic parents in the oil country of Texas. Lit follows her path out of Texas as she discovers her talent as a poet and her own path through alcoholism and into sobriety.
Thursday, February 4 at 10:30 am:
Binnie Klein Show: Connecticut author Katharine Weber will be in the studio to talk about her latest book True Confections — a wonderful tale about a fictitious candy company set in New Haven, CT.
Save the Date
The Music of Bob Marley: on air all day Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6.
Mystic Bowie & Bob Marley Birthday Bash: Saturday, February 6 starts at 8pm
Two days of The Music of Bob Marley culminating in the Mystic Bowie & Bob Marley Birthday Bash — sponsored by WPKN — with special guest hosts Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth of Tom Tom Club & Talking Heads. Guest artists include Mutti Lewis’ Jungleman, Sahmuel Rob & Coozie of Anthem band and other (really, really special) surprise guests. Route 22 Restaurant and Bar, 1980 W Main St., Stamford, Connecticut. Phone: 203-323-2229 Admission: $15 in advance $20 at door.