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Your Call: The US attack on Syria; poverty in coal country & the South's auto-parts industry

  On Thursday, the US military launched 59 cruise missiles on a Syrian military airfield. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the attack did not signal a change in US policy or its military involvement in Syria. Why did the US bomb Syria?

As Trump continues to promise to rescue the coal industry and bring back jobs, we ‘ll discuss stories about life in coal country and dismal working conditions at auto-parts plants in the South. 


Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for BuzzFeed News 

Chris McGreal, senior writer for the Guardian US

Peter Waldman, investigative reporter with Bloomberg

Web Resources:

Buzzfeed: Arab Winter

The Bloomberg: Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs

The Guardian: God and coal: Trump won on both issues in West Virginia but inspires doubt

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.