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Taliban steps up attacks in Afghanistan, the Nunes Memo & the Mueller investigation


  On this week’s Your Call media roundtable, we’ll discuss the recent Taliban and ISIS suicide bombings in Afghanistan, which killed at least 138 people. According to reports, as the Taliban gains more territory, the Pentagon has tried to censor information about how much of the country is controlled by insurgent groups.

We’ll also discuss the vote by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee to release the so-called FISA abuse memo. What caught your attention in the media this week?


Ali Latifi, freelance journalist based in Kabul

Peter Stone, special correspondent and investigative reporter for McClatchy Newspapers

John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine, and author of "Horsemen of the Trumpocalyse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America" 

Web Resources:

Think Progress: Trump’s bombast further divides Afghanistan and Pakistan, as civilians await meaningful change

The Nation: After a Dismal State of the Union, ‘We’re Going to Shake Off Trump’s Dark Shadow’

BBC: Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds

Foreign Policy: Before Trump’s Speech, More Bad News From the Afghan Front

McClatchy: House Speaker tries to tamp down furor over memo on FBI conduct

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.