Your Call's Media Roundtable: Hurricane Harvey and Trump's Arpaio pardon

Sep 1, 2017


Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and other cities along the Gulf Coast. At least 38 deaths have been reported. More than 32,000 people are in shelters across Texas. The city of Port Arthur is under water. Beaumont doesn’t have running water. Over six million people live in the Houston metro area. We’ll discuss media coverage of the devastation, overdevelopment, and climate change.

 

We'll also discuss Donald Trump's decision to pardon former Arizona Sherriff Joe Arpaio. An Arizona Republic editorial says the decision makes clear that institutional racism is Donald Trump’s goal. How have the media reported on Arpaio's record? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

Guests:

 

Neena Satija, investigative reporter for The Texas Tribune and producer for Reveal with the Center for Investigative Reporting

 

Roque Planas, national reporter for the Huffington Post

 

Valeria Fernandez, investigative reporter with the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, co-producer of the documentary Two Americans

 Web Resources: 

Film: Two Americans  

Washington Post: Legal challenge to Arpaio pardon begins

Huffington Post: Judge Blocks Texas Immigration Crackdown

NBC News: Sen. Dean Heller Distances Himself From Trump on Arpaio, DACA and Border Wall

CBS News: Poll: 60 percent said Trump did the wrong thing by pardoning Joe Arpaio

ProPublica/Texas Tribune: Boomtown, Floodtown

Poynter: These journalists forecasted catastrophe in Houston. Now, they're reporting on its aftermath

The New Republic: This Is What Flood Denialism Looks Like

Huffington Post: Up To 30,000 Texans Could End Up In Shelters. Here’s One Of Them.

The Intercept: HARVEY DIDN’T COME OUT OF THE BLUE. NOW IS THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE.

Texas Tribune: Four Things Houston Area Leaders Must Do to Prevent Future Flooding Disasters

NPR: Houston's Explosive Growth Amid Disregard Of Flood Preparedness

The Daily Beast: Houston Orders First Evacuations, Days After It Told People to Stay for Harvey

The NY Times: Explosions and Black Smoke Reported at Chemical Plant