Media roundtable: The US-North Korea summit & immigrant families separated at the border | KALW

Media roundtable: The US-North Korea summit & immigrant families separated at the border

Jun 15, 2018


On this week's media roundtable, we'll discuss the North Korea-US summit. Journalist Tim Shorrock reports that the media response portrays a cynical disregard for South Korea.

We'll also look at coverage of the thousands of children being kept in immigrant detention centers. Those numbers are sky-rocketing in this new era of so-called zero-tolerance of border crossings. Many have been separated from their families. On Wednesday, a few journalists were invited in to see a former Walmart that is now a shelter in Brownsville, Texas. We'll find out how these kids being treated, and what level of transparency will be the new norm.

Guests:

Tim Shorrock, independent journalist, frequent contributor to The Nation, and author of Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing

Manny Fernandez, Houston bureau chief for the New York Times

Alice Driver, freelance journalist, and author of More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting, and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico

Web Resources:

New York Times, Manny Fernandez: Inside the Former Walmart That Is Now a Shetler for Almost 1,500 Migrant Children

CNN, Alice Driver: Trump's zero-tolerance policy is un-American