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Your Call: Yemen and the State of the Union

Hani Mohammed
Houthi Yemeni gather while guarding a street leading to the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen

On the next Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union speech. He focused on a number of economic issues including tax reform, jobs and education. How does the media’s obsession with political partisanship shape coverage of domestic and foreign policy issues? Where are the facts about taxes and the economy? We will be joined by McClatchy’s Mark Seibel and investigative reporter David Cay Johnston. We will be also joined by Sana'a based independent journalist Ataif Al Wazir. What grabbed your attention in the media this week? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter, editor of the anthology “Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality

Mark Seibel, chief of correspondents for McClatchy Newspapers

Atiaf Al-Wazir, independent researcher, blogger and co-founder of the media advocacy group SupportYemen

Web Resources:

Aljazeera: Obama launches tax ploy against GOP

McClatchy: Obama’s State of the Union speech in six easy steps

NY Times: Talk of Wealth Gap Prods the G.O.P. to Refocus

Aljazeera: Houthi march on Yemen's capital a prelude to showdown with Al-Qaed

Support Yemen: Independent media collective