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Your Call's Media Roundtable: Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria & the GOP tax plan

Damaged electrical installations are seen after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria en Guayama, Puerto Rico, Sept. 20, 2017.

Two months after hurricane Maria, many people in Puerto Rico are still living without electricity and clean drinking water. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.

We’ll also discuss the GOP’s tax bill, which includes the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate and $1.5 trillion in tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthy and corporations. How are reporters covering the bill?


Jesse Drucker, reporter covering taxes and other international business topics for The New York Times

David Dayen, contributor to The Intercept, and author of  Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud

Julio Ricardo Varela, digital media director for Futuro Media

Web Resources:

Greentech Media: How Many Puerto Ricans Have Power? No One Really Knows

Latino USA: Dozens of Uncounted Deaths From Hurricane María Emerge in Puerto Rico

New Republic: The Biggest Trojan Horse in the Republican Tax Plan

The NY Times: After a Tax Crackdown, Apple Found a New Shelter for Its Profits

The Nation: The Trump Administration Had 1 Real Wall Street Cop—and He Just Quit

The NY Times: Trump Could Save More Than $1 Billion Under His New Tax Plan

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.