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Your Call

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

Last Build Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:31:34 +0000


Your Call: Become a citizen scientist in your neighborhood

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:01:00 +0000

Rebecca Johnson and Alison Young, the creators and leaders of the citizen science program at the California Academy of Sciences, join us to discuss how ordinary people are helping build knowledge of the Bay Area’s biodiversity and how it is being impacted by climate change.

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Your Call: Neil Gorsuch's judicial philosophy

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:40:53 +0000

On the second day of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing, we'll discuss his judicial record and philosophy, and what it tells us about how he might rule on the Supreme Court.

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Your Call: The last chance school for at-risk teens

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:07:38 +0000

How can educators offer hope and encouragement to kids who’ve been rejected by the system? The Bad Kids, a coming of age documentary, chronicles the extraordinary work of Vonda Viland , the principal at the Black Rock Continuation High School in an impoverished Mojave Desert community. Black Rock is the bad kids’ last chance.

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Your Call: Media coverage of the Dutch election & Trump's plan to hire ICE agents

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:01:07 +0000

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the election in the Netherlands and the defeat of the anti-Muslim candidate Geert Wilders. Turnout was high at 82 percent.

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Your Call: Creating an urban forest in East Palo Alto

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:01:00 +0000

We’ll have a conversation with Uriel Hernandez, recipient of the 2017 Bay Nature Local Hero award for youth engagement.

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Your Call: What we can learn from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882?

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:00:53 +0000

The new documentary, The Chinese Exclusion Act, examines the 1882 law that was established after decades of anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence against Chinese immigrants.

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Your Call: Restoring the San Francisco Bay

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:00:53 +0000

We will have a conversation with David Lewis, executive director of Save the Bay and recipient of the 2017 Bay Nature Local Hero award for Conservation Action.

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Your Call: Has feminism sold out?

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:56:09 +0000

What should we make of the fact that feminism has gone mainstream? Bitch Magazine founding editor Andi Zeisler explores that question in her new book, We Were Feminists Once .

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Your Call: Media coverage of money and politics in the age of Trump

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:04:41 +0000

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of corporate lobbying, and how it is influencing the Republican Party's economic and healthcare policies.

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Your Call: California's water heist

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:21:37 +0000

Who controls California’s water?

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

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:27:44 +0000

We're marking International Women's Day by speaking with with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, about Donald Trump’s executive order expanding the global gag rule.

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Your Call: The hidden costs of the shipping industry

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:03:57 +0000

Denis Delestrac joins us to discuss his new documentary Freightened : The Real Cost of Shipping.

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Your Call: The cost of reversing environmental protections

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:18:08 +0000

What environmental protections have Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration reversed so far?

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Your Call: Media coverage of GOP tax cuts & the health care plan

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:14:08 +0000

On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump’s sweeping tax cuts. His administration plans to cut the top tax rate from over 39 percent to 33 percent. Several outlets are reporting on how the tax cuts will affect you. Many conclude that the numbers don’t add up.

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Your Call: Taking off the mask of masculinity

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:38:26 +0000

How are young men redefining society’s narrow definition of masculinity? American culture often portrays masculinity as aggressive, violent, and misogynistic.

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Your Call: What explains Donald Trump’s victory?

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:16:47 +0000

We’ll speak with Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi about his new book Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus.

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Your Call: What kind of ancestor do you want to be?

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:19:58 +0000

We’ll have a conversation with environmental justice activist Winona LaDuke about Native Americans' struggle to protect their lands, waters, sacred places, and treaty rights.

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Your Call: Students fight for workers' rights at home and abroad

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:01:00 +0000

How are college students organizing against sweatshops? Members of United Students Against Sweatshops ( USAS ) have been fighting sweatshop conditions and poverty wages for 20 years.

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Your Call: Media coverage of the resistance at Standing Rock & Trump's new national security advisor

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:01:00 +0000

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump's new national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. Who is McMaster? We’ll also talk about the forced evacuation of the remaining Native Americans and their allies at Standing Rock.

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Your Call: How will net neutrality fare under the new FCC chair?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:04:01 +0000

Who is Ajit Pai , the new chair of the FCC?

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