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Media Roundtable: Wildfires Continue to Spread Across CA & The Democratic National Convention

Aug 21, 2020


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're getting an update on wildfires raging across the state of California. So far, they’ve consumed more than 124,000 acres across Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, destroying more than 100 structures and threatening 25,000 others. Thousands have fled their homes.

Later in the show, we'll discuss this week’s Democratic National Convention and the party’s platform. What is the party's main message and how do they plan to get out the vote in critical swing states?

 Guests:

Rong-Gong Lin II, metro reporter for the LA Times

Alexander Sammon, staff writer at The American Prospect

John Nichols, national-affairs correspondent for The Nation and author of The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace's Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics

 

Web Resources:

 

The Los Angeles Times: At least 5 dead, nearly 700,000 acres burned as massive fires threaten Northern and Central California

The Nation: Biden’s Next Job Is to Convince America That He Means It

The American Prospect: What Was Missing on the DNC’s First Night

San Francisco Chronicle: 4 dead as firefighters are overwhelmed by 3 massive Bay Area wildfires