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Media roundtable: The US-North Korea summit & immigrant families separated at the border


On this week's media roundtable, we'll discuss the North Korea-US summit. Journalist Tim Shorrock reports that the media response portrays a cynical disregard for South Korea.

We'll also look at coverage of the thousands of children being kept in immigrant detention centers. Those numbers are sky-rocketing in this new era of so-called zero-tolerance of border crossings. Many have been separated from their families. On Wednesday, a few journalists were invited in to see a former Walmart that is now a shelter in Brownsville, Texas. We'll find out how these kids being treated, and what level of transparency will be the new norm.


Tim Shorrock, independent journalist, frequent contributor to The Nation, and author of Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing

Manny Fernandez, Houston bureau chief for the New York Times

Alice Driver, freelance journalist, and author of More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting, and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico

Web Resources:

New York Times, Manny Fernandez: Inside the Former Walmart That Is Now a Shetler for Almost 1,500 Migrant Children

CNN, Alice Driver: Trump's zero-tolerance policy is un-American

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.