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Today on Your Call: Friday media Roundtable

Aug 30, 2012
(Photo/Caitlin Constantine, staff) Journalists in need of a caffeine infusion line up in the Google Media Lounge.

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation about media coverage of the Republican National Convention. 15,000 journalists are in Tampa, Florida covering the convention. Who’s going beyond the scripted speeches? We’ll also talk about the raging conflict in Syria. We’ll be joined by Columbia Journalism Review’s Justin Peters, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting’s Trevor Aaronson, and the Guardian’s Luke Harding. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.

Today is the last day of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Although initially delayed due to Hurricane Isaac, the RNC has featured a number of politicians and notable persons throughout the past few days. Oakland’s Youth Radio has reporters on the ground at the RNC. Brandon McFarland spoke with KALW’s Ben Trefny.

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about how the party’s platform has changed since 2008. The platform draft says it opposes abortion in all cases with no exceptions for rape or incest and supports a voucher system for healthcare for seniors. Who is setting the agenda? How important is the platform? Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. Whether or not you identify as a Republican, what does the party’s platform mean to you?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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