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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

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On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the recent education rally in Sacramento, where over 70 people, most of them students, were arrested . We’ll also talk about of AIPAC’s gathering in Washington DC and the drumbeat for war with Iran. We’ll be joined by citizen journalist Spencer Mills, the Contra Costa Times’ Matt Krupnick, and the Middle East Report’s Chris Toensing. Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org What was your story of the week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Matt Krupnick, higher education reporter with the Bay Area News Group

Spencer Mills, citizen journalist covering the Occupy movement

Chris Toensing, editor of the Middle East Report and executive director of the Middle East Research and Information Project

Web Resources:

Matt Krupnick, Bay Area News Group: Believe it: Harvard cheaper than Cal State

Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee: Protesting California students have a point about budget

Rose Aguilar, Al Jazeera English: The dismantling of California's schools

Middle East and Information Project

Reuters: Israel asks U.S. for arms that could aid Iran strike

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.