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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

On today's Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly. We’ll also talk about the impacts of the oil boom on communities in North Dakota and Montana. We’ll be joined by freelance journalist Evelyn Nieves, McClatchy’s Kevin Hall and 100 Reporters’ Chad Bouchard. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join us at 10am pst or leave a comment here. It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Chad Bouchard, staff reporter for 100 Reporters, a non-profit news organization

Evelyn Nieves, freelance journalist

Kevin Hall, national economics reporter for McClatchy Newspapers

Web Resources:

100Reporters: Austerity not on the Show

McClatchy: U.S. oil boom comes with tradeoffs and an ugly underbelly

Alternet: The North Dakota Oil Fracking Boom Creates Clash of Money and Devastation

Grist: How the oil boom in Montana has turned railroads into a pipeline

Environment News Service: Tar Sands Blockaders Arrested, Police Accused of Torture

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.