Media Roundtable: US foreign policy, the Mueller probe & Supreme Court's attack on workers' rights | KALW

Media Roundtable: US foreign policy, the Mueller probe & Supreme Court's attack on workers' rights

May 24, 2018

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's hawkish remarks about Iran and the new CIA director Gina Haspel‘s role in the agency’s torture program.

We’ll also talk about Robert Mueller’s investigation, and Donald Trump’s foreign business interests. Also, this week, the Supreme Court ruled that workers cannot band together to challenge their employers for violations of federal labor laws. How are the media covering the far-reaching consequences of this decision? 

Guests:

Kevin Hall, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and chief economics correspondent for McClatchy newspapers

Jonathan Landay, reporter covering national security for Reuters

Emily Peck, senior reporter covering business, economics and gender inequality for the Huffington Post

Web Resources:

McClatchy: Sources, new documents reveal depth of Trump's 2013 Moscow push

McClatchy: Russian GRU officer tied to 2014 downing of passenger plane in Ukraine

Reuters: U.S. sanctions on Iran threaten vital Afghanistan trade project

Huffington Post: The Supreme Court Is Helping Companies Get Away With Sexual Harassment