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Your Call: Brexit, the Grenfell fire, & the exploitation of US truck drivers

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Truck drivers strike at Port of Los Angeles, Long Beach

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London, which killed at least 79 people. The tragedy has turned attention to deregulation, austerity and growing inequality in the UK.

On the first anniversary of the Brexit referendum vote, we'll talk about its impact on the UK's political, social, and economic landscape.

We’ll also discuss a yearlong USA Today investigation about corruption and the mistreatment of hundreds of truckers in the US. It’s called Rigged: Forced into debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing.

Guests:

Paul Mason, writer and broadcaster covering economics and social justice for the Guardian, and former economics editor at Channel 4

Brett Murphy,  investigative reporter with the USA Today Network

Web Resources:

USA Today: Rigged: Forced into debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing

The Guardian: Clinging to austerity will kill this government – the small-state dream has evaporated

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.