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Your Call

KALW's call-in show: Politics and culture, dialogue and debate.

Last Build Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 13:19:44 +0000


Your Call: Robert Mercer & the dark money behind Donald Trump

Mon, 29 May 2017 07:01:00 +0000

We’ll revisit our conversation with investigative journalist Jane Mayer. We'll speak to Mayer about her piece in the New Yorker on Robert Mercer, the hedge-fund tycoon who made major investments to ensure Donald Trump’s victory.

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Your Call: Risks of reporting in Mexico & labor issues in California agriculture and at AT&T

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:08:04 +0000

It’s our media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the risks of reporting in Mexico, including the recent shooting death of the well-known Mexican journalist Javier Valdez.

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Your Call: Let’s review the Congressional Review Act

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:01:00 +0000

We’ll talk about how congressional Republicans and the White House have used an obscure law to repeal regulations passed in the final months of the Obama administration.

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Your Call: This year's SF International Arts Festival

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:47:55 +0000

We’ll have a conversation about the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which takes place from May 25th to June 4th.

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Your Call: How Trump's global gag rule will affect women worldwide

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:43:51 +0000

We’ll have a conversation with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, about President Donald Trump’s v ast expansion of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the " Global Gag Rule."

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Your Call: Political chaos in Washington and media consolidation

Fri, 19 May 2017 07:12:43 +0000

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the growing political chaos in Washington DC. According to the NY Times, a memo by FBI chair James Comey says Donald Trump asked him to end the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia. We'll get the latest.

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Your Call: Big oil in California politics

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:08:12 +0000

How did California become the third-biggest oil producing state?

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Your Call: Philanthropists reshaping democracy, to their preference

Wed, 17 May 2017 07:01:00 +0000

How much influence do the wealthy wield over our lives and public policy?

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Your Call: Writing and making art from inside juvenile hall

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:02:15 +0000

We’ll have a conversation about The Beat Within, a writing and conversation program in juvenile halls. The organization serves over 5,000 youth through workshops in California county juvenile halls.

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Your Call: The role of voter suppression in the 2016 election

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:34:16 +0000

The 2016 election was the first election in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act.

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Your Call: Comey's firing & the exploitation of immigrant workers at a chicken plant

Fri, 12 May 2017 07:06:26 +0000

On this week's media roundtable, coverage of Donald Trump's abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey. The decision is being compared to Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre” in October 1973, when he fired Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor handling the Watergate scandal. How should news organizations cover this story?

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Your Call: Taking inspiration from Fred Korematsu’s fight for justice

Thu, 11 May 2017 07:01:00 +0000

Authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi join us to discuss their new book , Fred Korematsu Speaks Up .

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Your Call: A moral argument for choice

Wed, 10 May 2017 07:01:00 +0000

Reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider Dr. Willie Parker joins us to discuss his new book, Life’s Work, a Moral Argument for Choice .

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Your Call: Your brain on nature

Tue, 09 May 2017 07:01:51 +0000

We'll have a conversation with environment journalist Florence Williams about her new book The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.

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Your Call: A conversation with W. Kamau Bell about comedy, race and politics

Mon, 08 May 2017 13:42:13 +0000

We’ll have a conversation with Kamau Bell, a critically acclaimed socio-political comedian about his new book The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell .

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Your Call: An intimate journey through Syria and its history

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:02:23 +0000

A conversation with award winning journalist and civil rights lawyer Alia Malek about her new book The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria .

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Your Call: Taking back our healthcare system

Thu, 04 May 2017 07:01:00 +0000

How do we take back our healthcare system? Doctor turned journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal is back to discuss solutions for fixing out of control healthcare costs.

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Your Call: From 1970s New York City to the nation, the rise of austerity politics

Wed, 03 May 2017 07:01:00 +0000

Historian Kim Phillips-Fein joins us to discuss her new book, Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics .

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Your Call: GMOs and the future of the American diet

Tue, 02 May 2017 07:02:14 +0000

We’ll have a conversation with professor McKay Jenkins about his new book Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet . The vast majority of the 40,000 food products Americans choose from every day are built from ingredients made from engineered plants.

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Your Call: A new labor movement for the 21st century

Mon, 01 May 2017 07:15:04 +0000

We’ll mark May 1 st , International Workers Day by speaking with labor organizer Jonathan Rosenblum about his new book Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement .

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