Another One Bites The Dust: politicians, #elections, & the state of #journalism w/ @zdroberts — #KatieSpeakShow Ep146 9/08/2018

In brief: Award-winning photojournalist and investigator Zach D. Roberts is back to talk the current state of journalism, prompted by the extremely devastating loss of the Village Voice. We joke a bit about Uncle Joe possibly running in 2020 (almost immediately after which he’d turn 78), give John McCain the eulogy he deserves, and dig into Alaska and Kansas politics — both states have incredibly important gubernatorial elections in November. The ongoing reminder in these extraordinary times: VOTE LOCAL, It Matters.

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My take…

“The story of segregation in Chicago: Exploring segregation in the US city’s housing and public schools, as well as homegrown solutions for tackling it.” via AlJazeera

“Column: A Chicago public school with too many kids. Another with not enough. Two vastly different schools merge, ushering in hope.” via The Chicago Tribune

“Column: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops out, and it’s Lord of the Flies, again” via The Chicago Tribune

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


“Reproductive rights of Alaska women won’t change under a Walker-Mallott administration” by Bill Walker via Anchorage Daily News

“#FamiliesBelongTogether rallies around the country: Rallies nationwide have popped up to call out local officials and government policies that separate children at the border.” via Nation of Change

“On the Line: Fast Times on the Border. An event marking the fiftieth anniversary of César Chávez’s famous 1968 fast during the migrant grape workers strike in California.” via The Progressive

“Researcher threatens lawsuit over denial of access to Kansas voter roll purges” via Lawrence Journal-World

“Former GOP governor of Kansas endorses Democrat Laura Kelly over Kris Kobach” via The Kansas City Star

“The Village Voice Is Officially Dead” via The Gothamist

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