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Media Roundtable: The Ilhan Omar controversy & the big business of drug rehab centers

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the campaign against Representative Ilhan Omar for criticizing the political influence of the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC and House Democrats’ debate over anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

We’ll also hear about about a nine-month Mother Jones investigation about how recovering addicts are wooed by patient brokers and rehabs to fill beds and collect insurance money. 

Guests:

Mairav Zonszein, freelance  journalist and contributor to +972 Magazine.

Ben Ehrenreich, freelance journalist, and author of The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

Julia Lurie, reporter at Mother Jones

Web Resources:

The New Republic: This Is What the Beginning of a Real Israel Debate Looks Like

Independent: As an Israeli American, I agree with Ilhan Omar much more than the US politicians weaponising antisemitism

Mother Jones: How rehab recruiters are luring recovering opioid addicts into a deadly cycle

 

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.