Your Call's Media Roundtable: Hurricane Harvey and Trump's Arpaio pardon
Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and other cities along the Gulf Coast. At least 38 deaths have been reported. More than 32,000 people are in shelters across Texas. The city of Port Arthur is under water. Beaumont doesn’t have running water. Over six million people live in the Houston metro area. We’ll discuss media coverage of the devastation, overdevelopment, and climate change.
We'll also discuss Donald Trump's decision to pardon former Arizona Sherriff Joe Arpaio. An Arizona Republic editorial says the decision makes clear that institutional racism is Donald Trump’s goal. How have the media reported on Arpaio's record? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Neena Satija, investigative reporter for The Texas Tribune and producer for Reveal with the Center for Investigative Reporting
Roque Planas, national reporter for the Huffington Post
Valeria Fernandez, investigative reporter with the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, co-producer of the documentary Two Americans
Film: Two Americans
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Huffington Post: Judge Blocks Texas Immigration Crackdown
ProPublica/Texas Tribune: Boomtown, Floodtown
The New Republic: This Is What Flood Denialism Looks Like
Huffington Post: Up To 30,000 Texans Could End Up In Shelters. Here’s One Of Them.
The NY Times: Explosions and Black Smoke Reported at Chemical Plant