© 2021 KALW
KALW Public Media / 91.7 FM Bay Area
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Your Call: Media and the Pope's U.S. Visit; attacks on Planned Parenthood


On the September 25th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. Pope Francis and Chinese President Xi Jinping are both in the United States this week and media coverage has been extensive.

Many outlets carried the Pope’s speech to Congress in which he called for the abolition of the death penalty and addressed poverty and climate change. We’ll also discuss the yearlong investigating into Catholic Church’s child abuse scandal, and Republicans threatening to shut down the government over federal funding for Planned Parenthood. What stood out for you in the media this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Will Carless, award winning investigative reporter and GlobalPost’s senior correspondent in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jessica Mason Pieklo, writer and Senior Legal Analyst at RH Reality Check

David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter and the best-selling author and editor of the new anthology “Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality”

Web Resources:

Global Post: South America has become a safe haven for the Catholic Church’s alleged child molesters

Sun Herald: American workers deserve - must demand - better

HR Reality Check: As Reach of Catholic Hospitals Grows, So Does Risk to Patient Reproductive Health Care

IBT: Reproductive Healthcare Facility Attacks Rising Amid Debate Over Planned Parenthood's Funding, FBI Warns

NY Times:  Pope Francis on Abortion and Other Issues

Huffington Post: Anti-Abortion Groups Split On Whether Government Should Shut Down Over Planned Parenthood