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Your Call Weekly Kudos: April 3rd, 2015

Apr 3, 2015

 

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

Joining us this week:

Guests:

Chris Toensing, editor of the Middle East Report and Information Project

David Sirota, senior investigations editor with the International Business Times

On the March 3, 2015 edition of Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the United States’ $3 trillion dollar pension system. Cities and states are investing a larger portion of their worker pensions in high-risk Wall Street investments. We’ll also discuss the nuclear deal with Iran. We’ll be joined by International Business Times’ David Sirota, and MERIP’s Chris Toensing. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with me Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

A discussion of Oakland's fiscal health and looming pension costs.  Oakland is being challenged to find ways honor its pension and retirement obligations while providing essential city services.  How realistic is the city's Five-Year Financial Plan?  What lessons can be learned from Oakland's approach to its unfunded liabilities?

Pondering Oakland's pension dilemma

Jul 5, 2012

Add Oakland to the list of cities struggling to pay old pension debts. Recently, we took a look at PFRS -- the Police and Fire Retirement System. Let’s recap: