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Your Call: U.S.-Japan alliance; social unrest in Baltimore


On the May 1st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the US, and the move to seal the deal on TPP and a new military alliance. We will also discuss the ongoing social unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody. we’ll be joined by the Nation’s Tim Shorrock and freelance journalist Lawrence Lanahan. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Mark Hertsgaard, and You.


Lawrence Lanahan, award-winning journalist, and former senior producer at Baltimore NPR member station WYPR

Tim Shorrock, columnist with the Nation and author of Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing

Web Resources:

Aljazeera: A Baltimore neighborhood takes care of its own as it recovers from unrest

AlterNet: 10 Shocking Facts About Baltimore

The Nation: How a Grassroots Movement Could Kick the US Marines Out of Okinawa

The Baltimore Sun: Freddie Gray not the first to come out of Baltimore police van with serious injuries

International Business Times: Trans-Pacific Partnership: Japan, US Still Gridlocked Over Auto And Agricultural Exports, But China’s Growing Influence Could Change That