Announcements


Alexis Tsipras: "Anti-Austerity Politics in Greece, Europe and Beyond"


A talk by the leader of Greece's leading Left Party Coalition, on recorded on Jan. 25, 2013 at The City University of New York, in a program sponsored by CUNY's Center for the Study of Culture, Technology, and Work.

Alexis Tsipras, a member of the Hellenic parliament, president of the Synaspismos political party since 2008, head of the SYRIZA parliamentary group since 2009, and leader of the Opposition since June 2012. SYRIZA currently leads in Greek opinion polls.


unac

Listen to Scott Harris Live on WPKN Radio

Counterpoint is broadcast live every Monday evening from 8 to 10 p.m. ET, and can be heard worldwide at www.WPKN.org (Follows the 5-7 minute White Rose Calendar.)

The two hour show in its entirety is archived after midnight ET Monday nights, and is available for at least a year following broadcast in WPKN Radio's Archives.

Subscribe to Counterpoint bulletins via our subscriptions page.

Scott also is executive producer of a weekly radio newsmagazine, "Between The Lines," heard on 50 community radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. Between The Lines' podcasts, interview transcripts and program summaries can be found at www.btlonline.org.

Scott's most recent Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Award 2011:
Reporting / In-Depth Series; Radio
First place: "Occupy Wall Street: The birth of a movement for the 99%; Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine; Scott Harris


Between The Lines Blog  BTL Blog

"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017

"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017

"MSNBC Editor: Women's March is a Revival of the Progressive Movement," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 24, 2017

"Cornering Trump," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 19, 2017

"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016

"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016

"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016

Special Programming Special Programming

chomskyNoam Chomsky on the Occupy Wall Street movement
Noam Chomsky is linguistics and philosophy professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Author of nearly 100 books, Chomsky is one of the world's most widely read progressive dissident intellectuals. He talks about his new book, "Occupy," about the Occupy Wall Street movement and the wider issues of class warfare in the America today.
Listen to this interview (June 6, 2011)

MP3: Nathan Schneider (www.wagingnonviolence.org) has been reporting on the OWS movement from its first days in August, 2011. In this April 3, 2012 interview, Richard Hill asks him to assess the on-going debate in the movement between those espousing a strict adherence to non-violence principles and practices and those advocating a 'diversity of tactics', Interview conducted by Richard Hill, WPKN

leftforum  

"MP3 Audio of Four Panel Discussions from the Left Forum", produced by Scott Harris, March 20, 2010, Pace University, New York, NY


Progressive Resources

A compilation of activist and news sites with a progressive point of view



About Counterpoint

Each week, host Scott Harris conducts interviews on a wide range of political, economic and social topics with individuals and representatives of organizations not ordinarily accessible in the mainstream media.

Counterpoint is heard every Monday night on WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT between 8:00 - 10:00 pm ET. You can listen live online at that time at wpkn.org.

Some of the interview segments featured on Counterpoint are edited for re-broadcast on the syndicated Between The Lines radio news magazine. Visit Between The Lines' web site at btlonline.org for free downloadable (or streaming) mp3 audio and subscriptions to podcasts, program summaries and interview transcripts.

An archive of past Counterpoint programs in their full two hour form is accessible at the WPKN site.




Scott Harris Bio

Scott has worked in radio since his college days, when he served as a DJ and then manager of a small college radio station in Western Massachusetts. When he came to WPKN 89.5 FM Bridgeport, Connectitut in 1973, Scott hosted a weekly blues music program that through the years featured an increasing number of public affairs interview segments. That show became Counterpoint in 1987. It continues to air every Monday evening from 8 - 10 p.m. ET.

Scott is co-founder and current executive producer of Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine, a weekly half-hour syndicated public affairs program broadcast on fifty radio stations in the U.S. BTL celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2011.

Scott served as WPKN's public affairs program director from 1991-2002, working with area professionals and activists in a number of fields to produce radio programming focused on local and national issues such as health care, labor, electoral politics, culture and literature.

Scott has been the recipient of a number of awards for radio journalism from both the Connecticut Associated Press and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists.

In addition to his work in radio, Scott has supervised three halfway houses which provide transition housing, counseling and a structured environment for inmates reintegrating into the community from the Connecticut prison system.

He is the founder, past president, and current board member of the Norwalk-Nagarote (Nicaragua) Sister City Project, based in Norwalk, CT 1986-present. He worked with other volunteers to organize community support initiating a relationship between this impoverished Nicaraguan city and institutions and individuals in Greater Norwalk, CT.

Earlier in his career, Scott worked as a community organizer with the Connecticut Citizen Action Group where he worked with neighborhood and tenant groups on local, statewide and national issues.