Jul 19 2013

Robin Kelley on Trayvon Martin, Jodi Jacobson on Abortion Rights

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This week on CounterSpin: The George Zimmerman not guilty verdict was upsetting to those who campaigned for justice for Trayvon Martin, but it wasn’t necessarily surprising to those who have seen too many examples of similar killings of young people of color go unpunished. We’ll speak with UCLA professor Robin Kelley about how the person on trial wasn’t Zimmerman—it was Trayvon Martin.

Also on CounterSpin today, the state-by state-assault on women’s reproductive rights isn’t completely ignored by the media; State Sen. Wendy Davis’ epic filibuster got a lot of coverage, even is much of is wasn’t all that illuminating. But are media treating the assault as the national story many say it is? We’ll talk to Jodi Jacobson, women’s health advocate and the editor of RH Reality Check.org.