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Your Call: Medicare and Medicaid's 50th anniversary; Turkey's shift in foreign policy

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Massive influx of Syrian Kurdish refugees into Turkey

On the July 31st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the 50th anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare. How are the media covering the legacy of these two popular government programs? We’ll also discuss the new US-Turkey Alliance to fight the so-called Islamic State. Why is Turkey attacking the Kurds? We’ll be joined by the Columbia Journalism Review’s Trudy Liebermann, Kaiser Health News’ Mary Agnes Carey, and McCaltchy’s Roy Gutman. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Trudy Lieberman, longtime contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review

Roy Gutman, Istanbul-based correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, covering Turkey and the Middle East

Mary Agnes Carey, senior Correspondent for Kaiser Health News

Web Resources:

McClatchy: Abduction of U.S.-linked Syrian rebel commander a blow to Obama administration’s fight against ISIS

The Guardian: Turkey sends in jets as Syria’s agony spills over every border

US News: Medicare Turns 50 but Big Challenges Await

CJR: How to cover Medicaid during campaign season

CJR: A Politico investigation could change the way you look at food safety