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Media Roundtable: Massive Global Climate Strikes, Covering Climate Now, & The GM Strikes

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Students, parents and activists march in Krakow, Poland on September 20, 2019.

On this edition of Your Call's media roundtable, we'll discuss coverage of today's global climate strikes. The turnout so far, from the Pacific Islands to Europe, has been massive. We'll also discuss the Covering Climate Now Project. More than 300 media outlets, including KALW, have been covering the climate crisis all week.

Later in the show, we'll get an update on the General Motors strike. On Monday, up to 50,000 hourly employees walked off the job after contract negotiations broke down. GM's CEO Mary Barra's $22 million compensation was 281 times that of the median GM worker, according to the Detroit Free Press. 



Kyle Pope, Editor-in-Chief and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review

Allegra Kirkland, senior politics editor for Teen Vogue magazine

Taylor Kate Brown, San Francisco Chronicle newsletter editor


Mike Elk, labor reporter for the Guardian and Payday Reportd


Web Resources:

Covering Climate Now-CJR

What Climate Change Will Do to Three Major American Cities by 2100-Teen Vogue



Behind the Scenes with the Climate Strike's Teen Organizers

Climate Change and the Bay Area--Answers to Your Questions--SF Chronicle


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.