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Your Call

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

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Your Call: Bay Area Dance Week

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:40:57 +0000

Details about the 19 th annual Bay Area Dance Week, a vibrant celebration with over 700 free events including classes, performances, open rehearsals, and lectures. It takes place through April 30.

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Your Call: What can we learn from Finland about public education?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:49:17 +0000

A conversation with Timothy Walker about his new book Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms . Finland has earned awards for creating a top tier education system.

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Your Call: Media coverage of white nationalists in the US & the firing of Bill O'Reilly

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:19:54 +0000

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's narrow referendum victory and the alarming attacks on Turkish journalists and media organizations.

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Your Call: What explains the high cost of healthcare?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:08:39 +0000

A conversation with doctor turned journalist, Elisabeth Rosenthal about her new book, An American Sickness, How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back .

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Your Call: The child care crisis in America

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:56:15 +0000

A conversation with Dr. Ajay Chaudry, a social policy analyst and co-author of Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality . Compared to other advanced economies, the US government invests less in children under the age of five.

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Your Call: Standing up for science

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:50:12 +0000

We speak with scientists about the Trump administration’s attacks on science.

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Your Call: How are Uber and Lyft affecting Bay Area traffic?

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:01:00 +0000

We'll have a discussion about ride hailing companies and how they are impacting transportation and life in the Bay Area. In 2016, San Francisco had the third worst traffic congestion in the nation.

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Your Call: US bombing of Afghanistan; climate change in the Arctic and sea level rise

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:32:39 +0000

On Thursday, the US military dropped a massive 22,000-pound bomb in eastern Afghanistan. How are the media covering the human cost of the “war on terror” in Afghanistan?

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Your Call: What would an equitable tax system look like?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:43:23 +0000

A conversation with T. R. Reid about his new book, A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System . He says the US tax code is overstuffed with loopholes, which do not work for anyone—except tax lawyers, accountants, the wealthy, and corporations.

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Your Call: #MissingDCGirls sparks conversation about missing persons of color

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:53:35 +0000

How do race and class affect how police and the media respond to missing persons cases and crimes?

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Your Call: Why is your PG&E bill so high?

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:18:04 +0000

Californians’ electricity bills are higher than the rest of the country. What explains this?

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Your Call: US foreign policy in the Middle East

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 07:31:39 +0000

Since the inauguration, the Trump administration has sharply increased drone attacks on Yemen and bombings in Iraq. Trump also appointed a pro-settlement ambassador to Israel, and ordered a missile strike on Syria.

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Your Call: The US attack on Syria; poverty in coal country & the South's auto-parts industry

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:06:33 +0000

On Thursday, the US military launched 59 cruise missiles on a Syrian military airfield. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the attack did not signal a change in US policy or its military involvement in Syria. Why did the US bomb Syria?

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Your Call: Creative resistance

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:01:00 +0000

How are artists resisting and organizing?

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Your Call: How to cope with post-election stress

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 07:09:55 +0000

Donald Trump’s victory has created fear, uncertainty and anxiety for many Americans. People say they are concerned about deportations, the travel ban, education, the future of the planet, and social programs.

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Your Call: Who's paying for the nation's needed infrastructure upgrade?

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:09:20 +0000

How does private financing for public infrastructure work?

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

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:01:00 +0000

We’ll speak with the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer about Robert Mercer, the hedge-fund billionaire who made major investments to ensure Donald Trump’s victory.

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Your Call: Media coverage of the death of online privacy & the Trump-Russia story

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:15:48 +0000

This week, the House of Representatives voted to revoke an Obama era privacy rule, which required Internet providers to ask for your permission before selling your browsing history to the highest bidder. Major telecom companies including AT&T and Verizon lobbied to kill privacy protection rules.

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Your Call: What's at stake for transgender rights?

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:55:40 +0000

How are the lives of transgender people under increasing threat?

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Your Call: Public Education in the DeVos & Trump era

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000

What will the next four years look like for public education? Betsy DeVos , the new Secretary of Education, has spent years successfully working to privatize education in Michigan, and Donald Trump's budget calls for $9 billion in cuts to the Department of Education .

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