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Media Roundtable: How special interests craft copycat bills & a close-up look at the war in Yemen

Photos by Lorenzo Tugnoli / The Washington Post

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with the Arizona Republic’s award-winning reporter Rob O’Dell about a two-year investigation that reveals how state lawmakers introduce thousands of bills dreamed up and written by corporations, industry groups, and think tanks.

We’ll also speak with documentary photojournalist Lorenzo Tugnoli, who just won the Pulitzer Prize for his powerful work in Yemen. 


Rob O’Dell, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and a senior investigative reporter and computer-assisted reporter at The Arizona Republic

Lorenzo Tugnoli, award winning photojournalist, a regular contributor to the The Washington Post, and the winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for documenting the devastating war in Yemen

Web Resources:

Lorenzo Tugnoli

USA Today: You elected them to write new laws. They’re letting corporations do it instead

The Arizona Republic:  What is ALEC? 'The most effective organization' for conservatives, says Newt Gingrich

The Washington Post: A photographer's journey into Yemen's shattering war




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.