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Your Call

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

Last Build Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:41:20 +0000


Your Call's media roundtable: Syrian refugees in the Middle East and Trump's Russian business ties

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:58:47 +0000

This week, shocking images of Syrian refugees who died in Lebanese military custody, allegedly during or after torture, have received widespread coverage. The majority of Syrian refugees are living in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. Who’s telling their stories?

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Your Call: What happened to California's single payer healthcare bill?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:59:00 +0000

In early June, the California Senate passed Senate Bill 562, the Healthy California Act, but it passed without details on how to pay for it. A few weeks later, it was shelved by the California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. He said, "We have never found a funding source. All the other details that were missing made it woefully incomplete."

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Your Call: What led to the mass incarceration of people of color in America?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:22:32 +0000

In his new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America , Yale Law Professor James Forman examines the role African-American leaders played in advocating tough-on-crime measures and policies that led to mass incarceration.

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Your Call: Is this really organic?

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

How do you know your organic food is really organic?

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Your Call: What could we accomplish if all young people had the resources to realize their dreams?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:04:28 +0000

The award-winning documentary Step follows the lives of three seniors at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women.

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Your Call's media roundtable: Regulation rollbacks, Trump-Russia scandal, and net neutrality

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:59:32 +0000

This week, public interest groups and several corporations took part in a day of action to protest the FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality, which ensures an open Internet for all.

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Your Call: How does the revised travel ban impact people?

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:59:00 +0000

After months of pushback from federal courts across the country, this June the US Supreme Court allowed parts of Trump’s controversial travel ban to be implemented until it hears the case in October.

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Your Call: Has the housing crunch revitalized the renter’s rights movement?

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:39:17 +0000

As rents and evictions continue to soar throughout Northern California, several cities are taking action. On Election Day , a number of Bay Area cities passed or strengthened rent control laws.

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Your Call: The future of public education under Betsy DeVos

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 07:23:07 +0000

We’ll have a conversation with education historian Diane Ravitch about the state of public education under the Trump Administration and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

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Your Call: The deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:27:26 +0000

Historian Nancy MacLean joins us to discuss her new book “ Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America .”

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Your Call's media roundtable: The G20 summit and Trump's war on the media

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:06:14 +0000

Tens of thousands of activists are protesting against the policies of the world's richest countries at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

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Your Call: Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley and Beyond

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Accusations of sexual harassment helped bring down Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick. His story reignited criticism of the tech world as an unfriendly place for women to work. But this is way bigger than tech, and issues related to immigration and minimum wage mean that low paid women are often trapped in uncomfortable and abusive situations. Are high-profile cases like Uber, and Bill O'Reilly changing companies responsiveness? And what’s the effect of having a President who has been caught on tape bragging about sexual assault? Guests : Kate Benner , business reporter with the New York Times Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates Kelly Dermody, attorney and chair of Lieff Cabraser’s employment practice group. Web Resources : Equal Rights Advocates Elephant in the Valley Elephant on Mad Ave A timeline of events that led to the downfall of Travis Kalanick at Uber

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Your Call: San Francisco Mime Troupe Launches “Walls”

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

For the past 58 years, the San Francisco Mime Troupe has been fighting oppression by creating socially relevant theater and making us laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life. If you’ve never seen the Mime Troupe, they’re not actual mimes. They use the word 'mime' in the ancient sense: to mimic. They talk. They sing. And they make a lot of noise. This year's performance, 'Walls,' asks: How can a nation of mostly immigrants declare war on immigration? We'll discuss the latest show and art in these turbulent and surreal times. Guests: Michael Gene Sullivan , SF Mime Troupe writer & Collective Member Marilet Martinez , SF Mime Troupe actor Web Resources : San Francisco Mime Troupe Michael Gene Sullivan

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Your Call's media roundtable: The GOP's healthcare debacle

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 07:29:35 +0000

This week, Senate Republicans postponed the vote for their healthcare bill, which was secretly written by 13 men. The bill slashes Medicaid funding while cutting taxes by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for the rich and corporations.

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Your Call: Can nonprofits survive the real estate crisis?

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000

In an increasingly tough real estate market, how can vital community based organizations survive?

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Your Call: The High Cost of Summer

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000

For many working families, summer isn’t a break at all--in fact, with school out, it can be the most difficult and expensive time of the year.

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Your Call: How gerrymandering undermines democracy

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:09:08 +0000

We’ll have a conversation about gerrymandering and how it shapes the US electoral map.

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Your Call: Corporate monopolies and growing economic inequality

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:01:01 +0000

We’ll have a conversation about the rise of corporate monopolies in light of Amazon’s $13.7 billion bid to buy Whole Foods.

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Your Call: Brexit, the Grenfell fire, & the exploitation of US truck drivers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:30:59 +0000

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London, which killed at least 79 people. The tragedy has turned attention to deregulation, austerity and growing inequality in the UK.

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Your Call: What will it take to end hunger in the US?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:11:53 +0000

Anti-hunger activist Andy Fisher joins us to discuss his new book, Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups.

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