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

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


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:30:59 +0000
Summary: 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?


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:11:53 +0000
Summary: 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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Your Call: Whistleblower at the CIA


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:45:46 +0000
Summary: Former intelligence analyst for the CIA, Melvin Goodman joins us to discuss his new book, Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence ...


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Your Call: A modern debtors’ prison? Examining pretrial detention and the bail bond system


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:42:28 +0000
Summary: Does the pretrial detention and bail bond system embolden predatory practices?..


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Your Call: California's water heist


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:36:34 +0000
Summary: Who controls California’s water? We'll revisit our conversation about the documentary “Water & Power: A California Heist.”..


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Your Call: How should journalists cover mass shootings?


Published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:46:54 +0000
Summary: This week we’ll talk about the shootings at a practice for a Republican Congressional baseball team outside of DC. We'll also look at media coverage of mass shootings in general, including yesterday’s shooting at a UPS facility here in San Francisco. ..


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Your Call: Regulating ride-hailing


Published: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:01:00 +0000
Summary: We’re following up on our conversation about regulating the ride-hailing industry...


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Your Call: Free speech on college and university campuses


Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:40:00 +0000
Summary: What’s the right way to do free speech on campus?..


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Your Call: How did treating back pain turn into such big business?


Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:00:00 +0000
Summary: On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, author of “Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery.”..


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Your Call: How does a melting Antarctica affect our planet?


Published: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:14:55 +0000
Summary: We’ll have a conversation about the seventh continent. The New York Times reports that miles of Antarctic ice are collapsing into the sea due to rising global temperatures...


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Your Call: Isolating Qatar and the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War


Published: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:18:20 +0000
Summary: On the next Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week we’ll have a conversation about the Arab states' decision to isolate Qatar as well as the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War...


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Your Call: Taxi, Uber, and Lyft drivers discuss regulations


Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:01:00 +0000
Summary: We’ll have a conversation with ride-hailing drivers, from taxis to Uber about how the industry ought to be regulated...


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Your Call: California leading the fight for single-payer health care


Published: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:01:00 +0000
Summary: Will California make single-payer healthcare a reality? On June 1st the state Senate voted in favor of single-payer health care...


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Your Call: What one woman's journey can teach us about reforming the US prison system


Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:01:00 +0000
Summary: We’ll have a conversation with prison reform activist, Susan Burton, about her book Becoming Ms. Burton ...


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Your Call: How can we save our coral reefs?


Published: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:24:16 +0000
Summary: We’ll have a conversation about the health of the ocean’s corals and why it matters...


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Your Call: Trump vs. the Paris climate accord


Published: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:11:46 +0000
Summary: On the next Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week we’ll discuss the Trump Administration and the Paris climate agreement...


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Your Call: Jeff Sessions transforming the Department of Justice


Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:04:34 +0000
Summary: How is US Attorney General Jeff Sessions reshaping the Department of Justice and national policies?..


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Your Call: Formerly incarcerated women take on crime reduction, harm reduction, and healing


Published: Wed, 31 May 2017 13:13:52 +0000
Summary: We’re continuing our discussion with 2017 Peacemaker Award Recipients. Phoebe Vanderhorst, founder of Way-Pass: Women's Aftercare Program and Supportive Services, joins us to discuss the unique barriers formerly incarcerated women face...


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Your Call: A roadmap to peace for San Francisco's Latino youth


Published: Tue, 30 May 2017 14:05:08 +0000
Summary: On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with 2017 Peacemaker Award recipient, the Roadmap to Peace...


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Your Call: Robert Mercer & the dark money behind Donald Trump


Published: Mon, 29 May 2017 07:01:00 +0000
Summary: We’ll revisit our conversation with investigative journalist Jane Mayer. We'll speak to Mayer about her piece in the New Yorker on Robert Mercer, the hedge-fund tycoon who made major investments to ensure Donald Trump’s victory...


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Your Call: Risks of reporting in Mexico & labor issues in California agriculture and at AT&T


Published: Fri, 26 May 2017 17:08:04 +0000
Summary: It’s our media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the risks of reporting in Mexico, including the recent shooting death of the well-known Mexican journalist Javier Valdez...


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Your Call: Let’s review the Congressional Review Act


Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 07:01:00 +0000
Summary: We’ll talk about how congressional Republicans and the White House have used an obscure law to repeal regulations passed in the final months of the Obama administration...


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Your Call: This year's SF International Arts Festival


Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 07:47:55 +0000
Summary: We’ll have a conversation about the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which takes place from May 25th to June 4th...


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


Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 07:43:51 +0000
Summary: We’ll have a conversation with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, about President Donald Trump’s v ast expansion of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the " Global Gag Rule."..


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Your Call: Political chaos in Washington and media consolidation


Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 07:12:43 +0000
Summary: This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the growing political chaos in Washington DC. According to the NY Times, a memo by FBI chair James Comey says Donald Trump asked him to end the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his ..


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Your Call: President Obama's economic legacy


Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:30:17 +0000
Summary: What is President Obama's economic legacy? We continue our weeklong series looking at President Obama’s legacy by focusing on the economy and the 2008 financial crisis...


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Your Call: President Obama's foreign policy legacy


Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:04:13 +0000
Summary: What is President Obama’s foreign policy legacy? Boston University’s Andrew Bacevich, and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government Stephen Walt, two prominent foreign policy scholars, will reflect on the past eight years...


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Your Call: Media coverage of confirmation hearings & Trump's conflict of interest


Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:03:52 +0000
Summary: On this week's Friday Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani’s legacy. He passed away on January 8...


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Your Call: How is San Francisco addressing its ongoing homeless crisis?


Published: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:32:34 +0000
Summary: What has changed for San Francisco’s homeless population under the city’s new homeless director Jeff Kositsky ?..


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Your Call: Examining Senator Jeff Sessions' attorney general confirmation hearing


Published: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:27:26 +0000
Summary: What would a Jeff Sessions Department of Justice look like?..


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Your Call: Krissy Keefer on 40 years of creating art to inspire social change


Published: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:05:10 +0000
Summary: How are artists addressing today’s social and political issues? We’ll have a conversation with Krissy Keefer, dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of Dance Brigade. For 40 years, the iconic San Francisco multi-racial dance troupe of women has ..


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Your Call: Media coverage of election hacking & Rex Tillerson's nomination


Published: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:00:00 +0000
Summary: On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss ongoing coverage of Russia’s possible intervention in the US presidential election. We’ll also look at ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson and his transition from the boardroom to the State Department...


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Your Call: What is the future of the Democratic Party?


Published: Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:33:35 +0000
Summary: How is the Democratic Party moving forward after millions of working people, once the base of the Democratic Party, shifted their vote to Donald Trump?..


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Your Call: Media coverage of violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya & the Affordable Care Act


Published: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:11:40 +0000
Summary: This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of state sanctioned violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. More than 20,000 people have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh...


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Your Call: How will tech resist Donald Trump?


Published: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:40:08 +0000
Summary: How are tech workers planning to resist Donald Trump?..


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Your Call: CA lawmakers prepare to challenge Donald Trump's policies


Published: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:01:00 +0000
Summary: How are California legislators planning to resist Donald Trump and his administration?..


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Your Call: How are groups organizing to resist Donald Trump?


Published: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:00:23 +0000
Summary: We’ll begin a weeklong series discussing how a broad coalition of civil society and labor organizations are organizing against Donald Trump’s anti-democratic agenda...


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Your Call: What does a fish know?


Published: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:59:21 +0000
Summary: We're revisiting our conversation with Jonathan Balcombe. He joins us to discuss his new book, What a Fish Knows, the Inner Lives of our Underwater Cousins ...


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Your Call: Citizen Scientist: how you can become one and save threatened species


Published: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:27:19 +0000
Summary: We're revisiting our conversation with Mary Ellen Hannibal about her new book Citizen Scientist, Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction ...


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Your Call: California's Native American Genocide


Published: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:15:15 +0000
Summary: We'll hear Rose Aguilar's conversation with historian Benjamin Madley about his groundbreaking and heartbreaking book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 ...


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Your Call: A natural history of trees in American cities


Published: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 15:34:44 +0000
Summary: On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with historian Jill Jonnes about her new book Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape...


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Your Call: What journalism stood out in 2016?


Published: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:00:00 +0000
Summary: On the December 23rd edition of Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week, on the last media roundtable of 2016, we will discuss how the media’s incessant and often uncritical coverage of Donald Trump and what they have learned from his electora..


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Your Call: What you can do to stop food waste


Published: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:38:10 +0000
Summary: An estimated 40 percent of food is wasted every year in the United States...


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Your Call: The future of Bernie Sanders' political movement


Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:00:00 +0000
Summary: What is the future of Bernie Sander’s movement? We’ll have a conversation with Becky Bond, senior adviser to the Sanders campaign and co-author of Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything...


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Your Call: The future of public education under Trump’s education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos


Published: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:10:20 +0000
Summary: If Betsy DeVos is confirmed as education secretary, what’s at stake for public schools? For nearly 30 years, DeVos spent millions of dollars advocating for vouchers for private and religious schools...


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Your Call: North Carolina GOP power grab -- What's next?


Published: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:00:01 +0000
Summary: On the next Your Call, what's next for North Carolina? The Republican legislature has passed last-minute legislation aimed at stripping powers from incoming Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and the state's Supreme Court...


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Your Call: Media coverage of election hacking & Rex Tillerson's nomination


Published: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:00:00 +0000
Summary: On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss ongoing coverage of Russia’s possible intervention in the US presidential election. We’ll also look at ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson and his transition from the boardroom to the State Department...


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Your Call: Standing up for science


Published: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:00:01 +0000
Summary: How are scientists standing up to Trump’s anti-science policies? Science historian Naomi Oreskes joins us to discuss climate change and scientific research under Donald Trump...


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Your Call: California's Native American genocide


Published: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:00:00 +0000
Summary: On the November 21st edition of Your Call, hear Rose Aguilar's conversation with historian Benjamin Madley about his groundbreaking and heartbreaking book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 ...


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Your Call: Amazon threatens small businesses and weakens communities, says new report


Published: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 08:01:00 +0000
Summary: Why is it more important than ever to support local businesses? Amazon’s growing market power is threatening small businesses and “weakening communities,” according to a new study from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance...


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