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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: The real costs of the US-Mexico border wall

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:08:42 +0000

On the next media roundtable, we ’ll discuss two separate investigations on the US-Mexico border by USA Today and ProPublica.

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Your Call: How does radical kinship support former gang members?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000

Father Gregory Boyle was a pastor at a church in Los Angeles in the late 1980s , a time of devastating gang violence. Boyle responded to the violence in the community by working with gang members and formerly incarcerated people. He started an organization that eventually came to be known as Homeboy Industries, now the largest gang rehabilitation project in the world. In his new book, Barking to the Choir: The power of radical kinship , Boyle explores the spiritual lessons learned from the stories of the former gang members he has worked with. Guest: Father Gregory Boyle , founder of the Homeboy Industries, author of Tattoos on the Heart and now Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship. Boyle is also a recipient of the California Peace Prize and been inducted into the California Hall of Fame and in 2014, the White House named Father Boyle a Champion of Change. Web Resources: Forbes: Homeboy Humility: Growing Stronger And Better By Listening California Museum: Father Gregory

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Your Call: A year on, where has The Resistance succeeded?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:01:00 +0000

Activists resisting the Trump administration have been organizing protests, mobilizing voters, and running for office. They have opposed restrictions on immigration, advocated for women’s rights, and spoken out against racial injustice. More than 250 Women’s March anniversary actions are planned for January 20. We’ll ask local organizers: Where has the movement succeeded, and what’s to come in 2018? Guests : Kate Schatz , feminist activist, author of Rad American Women: A-Z and Rad American Women Worldwide , and founder of Solidarity Sundays, a network of feminists who gather every second Sunday to get politically engaged Kimi Lee , organizer and director of Bay Rising, a regional alliance of groups focused on the agendas of working-class communities of color in Bay Area government Web resources: The Guardian: The resistance to Trump is blossoming – and building a movement to last The Hill: Trump resistance wins tsunami elections in 2017

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Your Call's One Planet Series: The nexus between environmental and social Justice

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:58:05 +0000

We're marking MLK Jr. Day by discussing environmental justice with Mustafa Ali, the former head of the EPA's environmental justice program. Over the past 24 years, he's worked with hundreds of communities of color, low income communities, and indigenous populations.

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Your Call's Media Roundtable: Offshore tax havens & the hidden wealth of the global elite

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:43:22 +0000

An estimated eight percent of the world’s household financial wealth is held in offshore tax haven. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll speak with Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jake Bernstein about his new book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite.

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Your Call: #Whataboutus - What will change for women working low-wage & blue collar jobs?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000

Women in low-wage jobs – janitors, domestic workers, farmworkers, waitresses – face rampant sexual abuse and assault on the job. When wages are low, there's no HR to report abuse and work sites can be isolated.

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Your Call: What happens when women journalists say #MeToo?

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000

Media outlets across the country have been rocked by the #metoo movement. From NBC to NPR, news organizations have fired or are investigating male journalists for sexual harassment. We’ll continue our #metoo series by talking about what happens when women in news media report sexual harassment, and what needs to change. How will this shift the media’s power structure? Guests: Katherine Goldstein , independent journalist who covers women and work for Slate, Vox and others Christina Lopez , reporter at Valley Public Radio and mass communications teacher at Bakersfield College Kristen Gwynne , freelance reporter on the drug policy beat Web Resources: Vox: When harassment drives women out of journalism The Bakersfield Californian: When does “zero tolerance” against sexual assault mean zero tolerance? BuzzFeed: Five Women Are Accusing A Top Left-Leaning Media Executive Of Sexually Harassing Them Glamour: Post-Weinstein, These Are the Powerful Men Facing Sexual Harassment Allegations Wired:

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Your Call: The stunning rise of #metoo -- what’s next?

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:01:00 +0000

From judges and politicians to public radio hosts and actors, the power of the #metoo movement has brought down a wide range of powerful men for harassment and abuse.

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Your Call's One Planet Series: What's being done about the plastic pollution crisis?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:25:09 +0000

By 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish. On the next Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll speak with Dr. Marcus Eriksen about his new book, Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution .

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Your Call Media Roundtable: Street protests in Iran & the sexual harassment crisis in the media

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:56:38 +0000

Since December 28, tens of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets in more than 50 cities across Iran. They're demonstrating against dire economic conditions, and corruption. At least 20 people been killed and more than 1,000 have been arrested. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage.

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Your Call: Life as a first-generation college student

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:00:21 +0000

How are students who are the first in their family to go to college faring?

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Your Call: How young people are reshaping the environmental movement

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:17:27 +0000

On the first Your Call of 2018, we'll be joined by a panel of young environmental activists from around the Bay Area to discuss the state of the environmental movement. How are they connecting global crises with local action? What did they accomplish in 2017 and what's at the top of their agenda for the new year?

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Your Call: A model for ending sweatshop conditions, the story of the Alta Gracia factory

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:35:47 +0000

How did one factory challenge the apparel industry’s sweatshops? The Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic is the only factory in the global south to pay workers a living wage.

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Your Call: In Company Town, Crossett, AR residents take on the powerful Koch Industries

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 15:15:46 +0000

The new documentary Company Town follows a group of citizens in Crossett, a small town in Arkansas, who are fighting for their lives against Georgia-Pacific, one of the nation’s largest paper mills and chemical plants, owned by the billionaire Koch brothers.

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Your Call: How can we take tech back from Silicon Valley's radical individualism?

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 08:31:27 +0000

In The Know-It-Alls, former New York Times technology columnist Noam Cohen chronicles the political rise of Silicon Valley. Millionaires and billionaires likes Jeff Bezos, Peter Thiel, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Mark Zuckerberg have shaped the internet, while mainstreaming radical individualism.

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

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 16:31:41 +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: Freedom of the press in 2017; winners & losers of the GOP tax plan

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 06:55:38 +0000

On this week ’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss p ress freedom in the United States and across the world , and the shifting media landscape in the Trump era. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, in 2017, the number of journalists jailed around the world reached a record high of 262.

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Your Call: Hacking the American Mind

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:01:00 +0000

UCSF endocrinologist Robert Lustig is best known for his research into the addictive properties of sugar. In his new book, The Hacking of the American Mind , Lustig widens his scope to look at how the food industry has fostered today’s epidemics of addiction and depression.

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