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Frontline Investigates Whose Vote Counts - Why Is McConnell Blocking The Relief Bill?

Whose Vote Counts

  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the new Frontline documentary Whose Vote Counts, which investigates Republican efforts to suppress the vote, from the past to the present. At least 47 million people have already voted. Whose vote counts? And whose doesn't?


Later in the show, we'll discuss Republican efforts to block the passage of a second relief package. According to the Economic Policy Institute, over 13 million more people would be in poverty without unemployment insurance and stimulus payments.



June Cross, professor of Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and director of the Frontline documentary Whose Vote Counts


Arthur Delaney, reporter at the Huffington Post covering politics and the economy

Web Resources:

FRONTLINE: Whose Vote Counts


The Huffington Post:Long-Term Unemployment Is Rising At The Worst Possible Time

The National Bureau of Economic Research: Income and Poverty in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The New York Times: 8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up






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.