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Your Call

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

Last Build Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:00:22 +0000


Your Call: How has the radical right’s agenda undermined democracy in the US?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:59:00 +0000

In her new book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America , historian Nancy MacLean tells the story of the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan who played a key role in the rise of the radical right.

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Your Call: Storytellers confront the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:11:28 +0000

June marked the 50th anniversary of the occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem. After visiting the occupied territories, renowned novelists and essayists Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman marked the anniversary by inviting international writers to bear witness to the human cost of the occupation and share their experiences.

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Your Call: Brooke Gladstone on facts, reality and the media in the Trump era

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:18:49 +0000

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with Brooke Gladstone, co-host of WNYC's On the Media, about her new book The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time.

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Your Call: What are the consequences of living with non-stop advertising?

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:59:00 +0000

Biometric scans, automated online spies, and facial recognition software were featured in the 1999 science fiction film The Minority Report. Today, they are becoming embedded into the fabric of our daily lives.

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Your Call: The Force follows scandal-plagued Oakland Police Department

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

In the new documentary The Force, an Oakland police officer tells new recruits, “I don’t want bad cops. Period. I don’t need them.” In the film, director Peter Nicks follows the Oakland Police Department over two years.

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Your Call: What does the air we breathe tell us about our history?

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:59:00 +0000

In his new book Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us , science writer Sam Kean writes that with every breath you take, you inhale the history of the world.

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Your Call: Climate change & the history of California’s coasts

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 06:44:32 +0000

In his new book, The Golden Shore: California's Love Affair with the Sea , marine conservationist David Helvarg takes us on a geographic and cultural journey of the 1,100-mile Pacific coastline.

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Your Call: Why do young people join ISIS and Al-Qaida?

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 06:52:16 +0000

Why do young people join ISIS and Al-Qaida? In her new book I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad , Washington Post national security correspondent Souad Mekhennet provides on-the-ground reporting on the rise of Al-Qaida, ISIS, and their victims.

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Your Call: Who's running the government under Donald Trump & how should they be challenged?

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 06:59:00 +0000

Who's running the government under Donald Trump? That’s the question journalist John Nichols explores in his new book, Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America .

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Your Call: What's the future of DACA and young undocumented youth in the US?

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:01:48 +0000

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Donald Trump plans to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

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Your Call: How has the deadly white supremacist rally changed Charlottesville?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:59:00 +0000

Three weeks after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, how are residents coping?

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Your Call: Native American judges embrace traditional concepts of justice

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 04:55:48 +0000

Native American judges are using traditional concepts of justice to restore their communities rather than punish offenders and send even more people to prison. The new documentary Tribal Justice highlights tribal courts that incorporate indigenous customs and beliefs into their justice systems.

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Your Call's Media Roundtable: Hurricane Harvey and Trump's Arpaio pardon

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:52:37 +0000

Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and other cities along the Gulf Coast. At least 38 deaths have been reported. More than 32,000 people are in shelters across Texas. The city of Port Arthur is under water. Beaumont doesn’t have running water. Over six million people live in the Houston metro area. We’ll discuss media coverage of the devastation, overdevelopment, and climate change.

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Your Call: John Ridley on his latest film, Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:33:02 +0000

In 1992, the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers accused of the brutal beating of black motorist Rodney King, sparked five days of deadly violent protests.

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Your Call: Native American activism from Alcatraz to Standing Rock

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000

The 1969 reclamation of Alcatraz Island sparked a national Red Power movement as Native Americans united to fight for land reclamation, environmental protection, human rights, cultural preservation, and sovereignty.

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Your Call: What will it take to improve the foster care system?

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 06:59:00 +0000

Half a million children live in foster care in the US. More than 100,000 are waiting to be adopted. The good news is that attitudes toward foster children are changing. Growing numbers of people who want to adopt say they’d consider adopting a foster child, according to a survey conducted for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Your Call: How should we talk about race and class in the Trump era?

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 06:59:00 +0000

In the wake of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and this weekend’s events in the Bay Area, we are having a much-needed conversation about race in this country.

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Your Call's Media Roundtable: The human cost of the Afghan war & the struggles of the poor

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 07:25:41 +0000

This week, Donald Trump unveiled plans to expand US military intervention in Afghanistan by sending up to 4,000 more soldiers to the region. How are the media covering the 16-year US invasion and its impacts on the civilian population?

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Your Call: How should the Bay Area respond to this weekend's white supremacist rallies?

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:59:00 +0000

What’s the best response to this weekend’s rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley, which are expected to attract white supremacists and armed militia groups?

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Your Call: Beyond the Tweets, Trump is fundamentally reshaping government

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:52:23 +0000

While Donald Trump’s outrageous tweets and speeches make headline news, his administration is fundamentally reshaping US health, safety, and environmental rules. A New York Times series explores the “reshaping of regulations under the Trump administration.” Every week, Politico reports on “5 things Trump did while you weren’t looking.” From regulation rollbacks and industry ties within the EPA to losses in worker safety protection, what are the most important stories flying under the radar? And who are you turning to for coverage that goes beyond the tweets? Join the conversation on the next Your Call. Guests: Eric Lipton , investigative reporter for the New York Times Danny Vinik , assistant editor of The Agenda at Politico Amit Narang , regulatory policy advocate with Public Citizen Web Resources: NY Times: Trump Rules: A series examining the reshaping of regulations under the Trump administration Politico series: Five Things Trump Did While You Weren’t Looking Public Citizen:

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