Media Roundtable: The Real Costs Of The War In Afghanistan & Food Stamp Cuts
On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage The Afghanistan Papers, a massive trove of government documents obtained by the Washington Post. They detail how US officials misled and lied to the American public about the 18-year war in Afghanistan.
We’ll also talk about Trump administration’s plan to cut food stamps, which could affect up to 5.3 million households. The plan would also make it harder for people to qualify for food stamps.
Jackie Botts, reporter with CalMatters and The California Divide, a collaboration among newsrooms examining income inequality and economic survival in California
Ali Latifi, freelance journalist based in Kabul
Emran Feroz, independent journalist, author and founder of the Drone Memorial, a virtual memorial for civilian drone strike victims
MIT Technology Review: Life in the most drone-bombed country in the world