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Media Roundtable: The Opaque World Of Nursing Home Licensing In CA & Frontline Investigates The Rise Of Extreme White Nationalists In The US

Frontline: "American Insurrection"
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Frontline: "American Insurrection"

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we are discussing a CalMatters investigation that exposes an opaque licensing process for California nursing homes. Officials have let the state’s largest nursing home owner operate 18 homes for years while failing to decide whether to grant the required licenses.

Later in the show, we are discussing American Insurrection, a new FRONTLINE documentary that examines how far-right extremist groups have evolved in the wake of the deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally.

Guests:

Jocelyn Wiener, health and mental health reporter for CalMatters

A.C. Thompson, senior reporter with ProPublica and a correspondent for FRONTLINE

Web Resources:

CalMatters: ‘People are dying as we wait’: Bid to tighten California nursing home oversight sputters

CalMatters: California oversight of nursing homes called ‘befuddling,’ ‘broken’

FRONTLINE: AMERICAN INSURRECTION

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.