Media Roundtable: Hurricanes & Climate Change; AB5 & The Future of the Gig Economy
On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Hurricane Dorian, which has left a path of destruction in its wake in the Bahamas. The Category 5 storm surge has killed at least 20 people and has severely damaged homes, hospitals, and other structures.
We’ll also talk about AB 5, a California measure that aims to extend labor protections and benefits to workers labeled as independent contractors.
Bob Berwyn, freelance environmental reporter
Henry Fountain, climate reporter at the New York Times
Lauren Gurley, staff writer at Vice News’ Motherboard
InsideClimate News: Why Are Hurricanes Like Dorian Stalling, and Is Global Warming Involved?
The NY Times: One Thing We Can Do: Switch Light Bulbs
The New Republic: California Looks to Give Gig Workers Their Due