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Media Roundtable: Democrats prepare to vote on their social issues/climate bill & Republicans win in Virginia

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the latest on the Democrat's social spending and climate bill and coverage of the Republican victories in Virginia. The wealthy private equity executive Glenn Youngkin won the governor’s office and Winsome Sears, an anti-choice pro-Trump Republican, won the lieutenant governor’s race. How did the media cover Tuesday's elections and why did Democrats lose?


John Nichols, national-affairs correspondent for The Nation and author of several books, including The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace's Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics

Zachary Carter, writer-in-residence with the Omidyar Network's Reimagining Capitalism initiative and author of The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes

Web Resources:

The Nation: Democrats Can’t Fail to Govern and Expect to Win

The Atlantic: The Democratic Unraveling Began With Schools

The Guardian: House Democrats expected to vote on Biden’s $1.75tn package after months of contention

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 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.