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Media Roundtable: Climate Change Is Fueling Explosive Wildfires & Voter Suppression

Sep 11, 2020


  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're getting an update on the devastating fires in Northern California. The fast moving wildfire in Butte and Yuba Counties have killed 10 people. Thousands have been forced to evacuate. Paradise, a town devastated by fires two years ago, is, once again, under threat.

 

Later in the show, we'll discuss voter suppression and the Trump administration’s efforts to sabotage mail-in voting.

 

Guests:

Dani Anguiano, copy editor for the Guardian US and co-author of Fire In Paradise: An American Tragedy

Ari Berman, senior reporter for Mother Jones and author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

 

Web Resources:

The Guardian: Trauma, fear, homelessness: life after California's deadliest fire shows the future of climate crisis

Mother Jones: DeJoy Says USPS Won’t Reinstall More Than 600 Removed Mail Sorting Machines

The New York Times: In Year of Voting by Mail, a Scramble to Beef Up In-Person Voting, Too