Frontline Investigates Whose Vote Counts - Why Is McConnell Blocking The Relief Bill? | KALW

Frontline Investigates Whose Vote Counts - Why Is McConnell Blocking The Relief Bill?

Oct 23, 2020


  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the new Frontline documentary Whose Vote Counts, which investigates Republican efforts to suppress the vote, from the past to the present. At least 47 million people have already voted. Whose vote counts? And whose doesn't?

 

Later in the show, we'll discuss Republican efforts to block the passage of a second relief package. According to the Economic Policy Institute, over 13 million more people would be in poverty without unemployment insurance and stimulus payments.

 

Guests:

June Cross, professor of Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and director of the Frontline documentary Whose Vote Counts

 

Arthur Delaney, reporter at the Huffington Post covering politics and the economy

Web Resources:

FRONTLINE: Whose Vote Counts

 

The Huffington Post: Long-Term Unemployment Is Rising At The Worst Possible Time

The National Bureau of Economic Research: Income and Poverty in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The New York Times: 8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up