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Media Roundtable: The Plight Of China's Uighurs & The Working Homeless in Salinas, CA

  On this edition of  Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss the “China Cables,” an unprecedented cache of classified government documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. They reveal the internal workings of detention camps holding over a million Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in China.

Later in the show, we’ll talk about how the housing crisis has forced thousands of families to live in their cars in Salinas, California.



Scilla Alecci, investigative reporter and video journalist for The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Sasha Chavkin, investigative reporter for The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Brian Goldstone, writer and cultural anthropologist, and the director of In the Press, a new journalism and public humanities initiative at Duke University’s Franklin Humanities Institute.

Web Resources:

ICIJ: How China Targets Uighurs ‘One By One’ For Using A Mobile App

ICIJ: Xinjiang’s Architect Of Mass Detention: Zhu Hailun

ICIJ:CHINA CABLES: Exposed: China’s Operating Manuals For Mass Internment And Arrest By Algorithm


The California Sunday Magazine:3 kids. 2 paychecks. No home.


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.