Drug War

On the August 22nd edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. The ongoing protests continue to receive global attention.  Who’s asking the right questions and taking fresh angles? We’ll also talk about Mexico, which has become of the most dangerous countries for journalists. We’ll be joined by St. Louis American’s Chris King and the Dallas Morning News’ Alfredo Corchado. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll revisit Rose Aguilar’s conversation with Eugene Jarecki, filmmaker behind the documentary, The House I Live In, which “captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs.”  The drug war has lasted 40 years, cost 1 trillion dollars, and led to over 45 million arrests.  But what has it accomplished?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

On today's Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Eugene Jarecki, filmmaker behind the documentary, The House I Live In, which “captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs.”  So far, the drug war has lasted 40 years, cost 1 trillion dollars, and led to over 45 million arrests.  But what have we accomplished?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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TAMAULIPAS -- The Mexican state of Tamaulipas has become the epicenter of the Narco War. In this bloody conflict, it has become difficult to name the antagonists, or demand explanations for so much blood. In the face such horror, reporter Lizzy Cantú wonders, how do you live in silence?

This story was a co-production with the cultural magazine Etiqueta Negra based in Lima, Perú. 

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