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Your Call: Media coverage of money and politics in the age of Trump

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of corporate lobbying, and how it is influencing the Republican Party's economic and healthcare policies.

According to reports, healthcare insurance companies and the Koch Brothers' network of donors have spent over $100 million to defeat the Affordable Care Act. How are the media reporting on the ties between Donald Trump, the Republicans, the Koch network, and right-wing corporate lobbyists? 


Carrie Levine, investigative reporter covering the influence of money in politics for the Center for Public Integrity 

Lee Fang, investigative reporter covering the intersection of money and politics for The Intercept

Web Resources:

The Intercept: Paul Ryan Fundraised With Health Insurance Lobbying Firm Just Before His PowerPoint

The Center for Public Integrity: Billionaires and corporations helped fund Donald Trump's transition

NY Times: Patience Gone, Koch-Backed Groups Will Pressure G.O.P. on Health Repeal

Politico: Trump’s Koch administration

The Guardian: Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media


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.