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Your Call: Media coverage of the resistance at Standing Rock & Trump's new national security advisor

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump's new national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. Who is McMaster? We’ll also talk about the forced evacuation of the remaining Native Americans and their allies at Standing Rock. 

How have the media covered the struggle of the largest gathering of Native Americans in recent history joining forces to oppose the $3.8B Dakota Access oil pipeline?


Lynda Mapes, reporter with the Seattle Times covering the environment, natural history, and Native American tribes

Simon Moya-Smith, culture editor of Indian Country Today, and contributor to CNN

Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor for Harper’s magazine, and author of Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins

Web Resources:

The Seattle Times: Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp closed; 46 holdouts arrested

48hills: Oil pipeline rejected near a white town .... But it's okay to threaten the water of Native Americans?

Daily Beast: Taxpayer-Funded Horror at Standing Rock

Harper’s: Texas is the Future: Can Democrats reconquer the Lone Star State?

RFI:  What does McMaster's appointment tell us about Trump's administration?

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.