Fri August 30, 2013

Today on Your Call: Aljazeera America, budget cuts and raging fires

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of US Forest Service budget cuts as thousands of firefighters are battling the massive Rim Fire near Yosemite. The second round of cuts are scheduled to begin in October. Who’s covering this angle? We’ll also talk about the launch of Aljazeera America. We’ll be joined by Think Progress’ Katie Valentine, CJR’s David Cay Johnston and Murrow College’s Lawrence Pintak. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.         

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Thu July 25, 2013

Today on Your Call: US economy and political divisions in Egypt

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Wed May 8, 2013

East Bay Express: Debtor's purgatory

People who can't afford to hire an attorney have virtually no chance in court against well-heeled lawyers for banks and debt collection companies.
Erika Pino

Felipa Martinez is a petite woman to begin with, but standing beneath the dais in Contra Costa Superior Court she looked even tinier. Martinez had arrived with her adult daughter in tow, partly for visual assistance (a degenerative eye condition has left her unable to take the bus by herself), partly for translation (she speaks just enough English to get by), and partly for emotional support. The daughter grasped Martinez' shoulder while Judge Steven K. Austin rifled through a stack of old bank statements and receipts.

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