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Media Roundtable: Anti-government protests in Sudan, Andrew Wheeler & the future of the EPA

Police fire tear gas at demo over Sudan price hike


On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters and journalists in Sudan. According to human rights organizations, more than 40 people have been killed and at least 1,000 have been arrested, including scores of journalists.

We’ll also talk about the confirmation hearings of former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the EPA, and the future of that agency.


Hana Baba, reporter and co-host of Crosscurrents, a daily radio news magazine on KALW in San Francisco

Marianne Lavelle, award winning reporter covering the environment, science, law, and business for InsideClimate News

Web Resources:

The Guardian: Omar al-Bashir launches media crackdown as Sudan protests continue

InsideClimate News: Government Shutdown Raises Fears of Scientific Data Loss, Climate Research Delays

The NY Times: Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job


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.