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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

On Today's Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. With so much talk about how much Mitt Romney paid in taxes, how are the media covering our tax system? We’ll also discuss the growing debt crisis in Europe and the ongoing debt relief deal talks in Greece where the names of 4,000-tax evaders have been published. We’ll be joined by Reuters’ David Cay Johnston and the Globe and Mail’s Eric Reguly joins us from Rome. Where did you see best reporting this week? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 


David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist at Reuters; professor of tax, property and regulatory law of the ancient world at Syracuse University College of Law; author of Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expensive (and Stick You with the Bill). 

Eric Reguly, European business correspondent for The Globe and Mail

Web Resources:

David Cay Johnston's Reuters blog

Eric Reguly, Globe and Mail:Super Mario’s bank rescue no lifesaver for a dying Greece

Economist: Its insolvent economy needs a bigger debt reduction. A precipitous exit from the euro would be a disaster

David Cay Johnston, Reuters: Tax advice for those who want to be like Mitt

Mike Lofgren, Nieman Watchdog: How the media enable the Republican tax agenda


Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.