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Your Call

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

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Your Call's Media Roundtable: Net neutrality, the Alabama election & a journalist facing deportation

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:17:04 +0000

This week, in a dramatic turnaround, voters in Alabama chose former prosecutor Doug Jones to be their next Senator. He become the first Democrat elected to the Senate in Alabama in 25 years. On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage.

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Your Call: What’s all the rage with Bitcoin about?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:01:00 +0000

Last week, Bitcoin reached a high of about $20,000 on some exchanges. The cryptocurrency has rapidly shot up in value.

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Your Call: Are retail struggles increasing ground-floor vacancies?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Around the Bay Area, apartment blocks and office buildings are going up at a rapid pace, mostly with retail space on the first floor.

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Your Call: Youth sue the US government for causing climate change

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0000

It has been a momentous week for the groundbreaking climate change lawsuit, Juliana v. United States . It was brought two years ago by 21 children and young adults against the US government for its actions that cause global warming.

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Your Call's One Planet Series: What birds tell us about ourselves, and our planet

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:42:38 +0000

What do we need to know about the relationship between birds and humans? On the next Your Call's One Planet Series, we’ll speak with New York Times writer Jim Robbins about his new book The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future.

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Your Call's Media Roundtable: Trump's statement on Jerusalem, the crisis in Yemen & oil under Trump

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:32:51 +0000

On Wednesday, Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss media coverage of Trump's statement, what life is like for Palestinians living in Jerusalem, and the expansion of Israeli settlements. We'll also look at the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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Your Call: What books are you giving as gifts this holiday?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0000

It’s a Your Call tradition -- we get you ready to head to your independent bookstore with lots of gifts ideas for friends and family.

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Your Call: Would a universal basic income build a new economic system?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:00:00 +0000

The prospect of artificial intelligence and automation eliminating entire job categories has sparked a debate about a universal basic income.

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Your Call: Is your city ready for legalized pot?

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0000

California voters legalized the recreational use and sale of marijuana on a statewide basis. The law is set to go into effect on January 1. The roll out will depend on decisions made at the local level. The prospects for legal cannabis could look very different in Berkeley, San Francisco, and San Jose. What are the major differences? How do you want marijuana to be sold and marketed where you live? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Renee Kemp, and you. Guests: Brooke Staggs , cannabis reporter for the Southern California News Group and a lead writer for The Cannifornian Dale Gieringer, state director of California NORML and author of Marijuana Medical Handbook Web Resources: Cal NORML ( National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) Let’s Talk Cannabis -- What’s legal? The Cannifornian: Covering the Golden State of Cannabis OC Register: Here are the rules for legal marijuana in California once law goes into effect Jan. 1 East Bay Times: Oakland council

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Your Call's One Planet Series: Carl Anthony on race, urban inequality and environmental justice

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 06:19:57 +0000

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with renowned architect Carl Anthony about the racial history of architecture and urban design.

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Your Call's Media Roundtable: The FCC's plan to end net neutrality, the cost of media consolidation

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 07:44:43 +0000

Net Neutrality rules prohibits internet service providers from speeding up, slowing down, or blocking any content, but that’s about to change.

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Your Call: A frank conversation about race with Psychologist Beverly Daniel Tatum

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:01:00 +0000

The United States is more segregated than it was in the 1980s. Black and Latinx students are more likely to attend so-called majority-minority schools where 60 percent or more of students live in poverty.

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Your Call: GOP tax bill -- what’s at stake, and what could stop it?

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:34:12 +0000

On Tuesday, the Senate Budget Committee voted 12-11, on party lines, to send the Republican tax bill to the floor for a full vote by as soon as Thursday.

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Your Call: How to be a responsible avocado-eater

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000

There’s a global boom in demand for avocados. In the US, demand nearly doubled between 2010 and 2015. But supply has gone down, and prices have gone up. The pressure of this market has driven deforestation and water shortages in avocado-growing areas like Michoacan state in Mexico.

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Your Call's One Planet Series: Young climate activists report back from Bonn, Germany

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:32:39 +0000

During the climate conference in Bonn, Germany, delegates from nearly 200 countries worked on solutions to mitigate the impacts of climates change.

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Your Call: Native Americans discuss the true history of Thanksgiving

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:08:00 +0000

How can we give thanks while honoring the historic significance of Thanksgiving?

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Your Call: How would you assess California's climate change policies?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000

California makes international headlines for leading the way on global climate solutions. At the climate conference in Bonn, Germany, Governor Jerry Brown championed California’s role in transitioning to renewable energy, but activists called him out for continuing to promote oil and gas extraction in the state. How fast are we moving towards true sustainability?

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Your Call's One Planet Series: A new Orangutan species is facing possible extinction

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:10:41 +0000

What’s being done to protect wild orangutans and other endangered wildlife? On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with conservation scientist Dr. Ian Singleton about the discovery of a new orangutan species in the Indonesian forest.

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Your Call's Media Roundtable: Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria & the GOP tax plan

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:43:12 +0000

Two months after hurricane Maria, many people in Puerto Rico are still living without electricity and clean drinking water. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.

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Your Call: Lawrence O’Donnell on how the 1968 election planted the seeds for American politics today

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:11:55 +0000

In Playing with Fire , MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell recalls the 1968 US presidential election that shaped American politics.

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