Radio Interview with Scott Harris on Counterpoint on WPKN


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Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM), one of the nation's most influential senior advocacy and education membership organizations, talks about the looming post-election debate on the future of Social Security and Medicare, with a focus on growing concern that Pres. Obama may be open to negotiating a "grand bargain" with Republicans that might trade away cuts in entitlement program benefits and the raising of the retirement age in exchange for modest tax increases on the wealthy.

Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies who directs the group's New Internationalism Project. She is the author of 8 books, including the newly revised edition of, " Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Primer." She examines the circumstances surrounding the current Israeli attack on Gaza, including the link with the upcoming Israeli election, the Palestinian Authority effort to gain recognition from the UN General Assembly and the Obama administration's neglect of the peace process.

Richard Wolff, a professor of economics at the New School University’s graduate program in international affairs and author of, "Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism." He assesses the continuing resistance to austerity policies in Europe, with a focus on the Nov. 14th coordinated protests and strikes in many nations across the continent.

Laura Gottesdiener, an activist with the Occupy Wall Street movement discusses the immediate and long run impact of NYC Occupy's Hurricane Sandy relief effort described in her recent article “After Sandy, Communities Mobilize a New Kind of Disaster Relief.”

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