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Your Call: The war on Yemen; think tanks and corporate America

Aug 25, 2016

  On the August 26th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the United States’ role in Saudi Arabia’s yearlong war on Yemen.

We’ll also discuss a New York Times investigation about how think tanks have become vehicles for corporate influence. The report exposes how the Brookings Institution promoted Lennar Corporation’s $8 billion San Francisco Shipyard project while receiving some $400,000 from the company. Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor for Harper’s magazine.

Tim Redmond, founder and editor of 48 Hill, an online non-profit San Francisco Progressive source for local news and culture

David Sirota, award-winning journalist, television commentator, and the senior editor for Investigations at The International Business Times

Web Resources:

Harper’s: Acceptable Losses: Aiding and abetting the Saudi slaughter in Yemen

IBT: Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department

48Hills: Gawker is dead. Who’s next?