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Media Roundtable: Hurricanes & Climate Change; AB5 & The Future of the Gig Economy

Sep 5, 2019

  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Hurricane Dorian, which has left a path of destruction in its wake in the Bahamas. The Category 5 storm surge has killed at least 20 people and has severely damaged homes, hospitals, and other structures. 

We’ll also talk about AB 5, a California measure that aims to extend labor protections and benefits to workers labeled as independent contractors.

Guests:

Bob Berwyn, freelance environmental reporter

Henry Fountain,  climate reporter at the New York Times

Lauren Gurley, staff writer at Vice News’ Motherboard 

Web Resources:

InsideClimate News: Why Are Hurricanes Like Dorian Stalling, and Is Global Warming Involved?

The NY Times: One Thing We Can Do: Switch Light Bulbs

The Guardian: Global heating made Hurricane Dorian bigger, wetter – and more deadly

The Guardian: Floridians still divided over climate crisis as Dorian rages

The New Republic: California Looks to Give Gig Workers Their Due

SF Chronicle: California’s AB5 gig-work bill gets key backing from Gov. Gavin Newsom

Vox: Uber and Lyft just lost another battle in California