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Media Roundtable: A New Chapter Of The War In Syria & PG&E’s Long Record of Run-Ins With Regulators

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from targets in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by shelling by Turkish forces, late Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

  On the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the humanitarian crisis in the Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria. According to reports, more than 275,000 people have fled their homes since the Turkish offensive began on October 9.

We'll also discuss a Wall Street Journal investigation that reveals how, for more than two decades, PG&E misled regulatory authorities, withheld required information, didn’t follow through on promised improvements, engaged in improper back-channel communications with regulators or obstructed an investigation.

Guests:
Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News International Editor and author of In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin

 

Rebecca Smith, award winning national energy reporter for the Wall Street Journal

 

Web Resources:

 

Channel 4: Dozens of civilians killed and injured in Turkish attacks in Syria

The Guardian: Shifting frontlines intensify Syria's humanitarian crisis

Wall Street Journal: PG&E’s Long Record of Run-Ins With Regulators: A ‘Cat and Mouse Game’

The New York Times: ‘This Did Not Go Well’: Inside PG&E’s Blackout Control Room

San Francisco Chronicle: PG&E employees wined and dined just before mass power outages

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