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Media Roundtable: Wheeler's EPA & and the Nationwide Prison Strike


On September 8, people in cities around the world are taking to the streets to call on local leaders to commit to transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy. The actions in San Francisco will coincide with the Global Climate Action Summit. We'll discuss coverage. We'll also talk about the Environmental Protection Agency under Andrew Wheeler, the man who replaced Scott Pruitt.  

Also, the nationwide prison strike comes to end on Sunday. In April, seven prisoners were killed at the South Carolina Lee Correctional Institution after officers failed to respond to deadly riots. In response, people behind bars in the South Carolina system joined with allies in prisons across the country to demand a nationwide prison strike. Their collective goals: "Humane living conditions, access to rehabilition, sentencing reform, and the end of modern day slavery."


Rebecca Leber, environment and climate policy writer for Mother Jones

Raven Rakia, freelance journalist covering criminal justice

Web Resources:

All of the ways Scott Pruitt changed energy policy

Environmentalists Are Worried Trump’s Supreme Court Pick “Is the Next Scott Pruitt”



Global Climate Action Summit


Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee


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.