Join “Sojourner Truth” with host Margaret Prescod, Tuesday-Friday 7-8am on KPFK, 3-4pm on WBAI and 4-5pm on WPFW.
Thursday: Fixes for the Voting Rights Act? The Supreme Court gutted a key section of the hard fought for Voting Rights Act, now there is a bi-partisan bill in Congress and the Presidential Commission on Election Administration issues its recommendations. Will either of them go far enough? Our guest is Georgetown University Law School professor and former Justice Department official Spencer Overton.
Activists in Ireland fight back: The latest from Ireland: the campaign to free from Margaretta D’Arcy, an Irish anti-war activist who has been for the past decade a regular protester against the use of Shannon airport in Ireland for US military operations. Guests include Galway based Maggie Ronayne.
And for our weekly “Earth Watch” the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade deal under negotiation which would cover 12 countries initially and encompass 1/3rd of world trade. Alisa Simmons with Global Trade Watch/Public Citizen breaks it down.
Sojourner Truth Thursday January 23rd with host Margaret Prescod.