Credit: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

Your Call's Media Roundtable: The fall of Kirkuk & the culture of fear in the US

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll talk about the fall of Kirkuk with the Guardian’s Martin Chulov. Three weeks after the Kurdish referendum for independence, the Iraqi military and Iranian backed Shiite militias took over the Kurdish held city of Kirkuk. What’s next?

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Almanac - Wednesday 10/18/17

Oct 18, 2017

Today Wednesday, the 18th of October of 2017 is the 291st day of the year....


Author Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, says young adult fiction is willing to address just about anything, except the sexuality of adolescent boys.

Ninna Gaensler-Debs

Pamela Voyles lost everything in the Valley Fire in Lake County, then spent two years homeless. She finally found a place — only to flee seven months later.

Ben Trefny

Upstar Records is a professional music studio within Sunset Youth Services, a support program for youth and their families. This weekend the label showcases the work of young artists with the release of the album "Life Is Not a Game."

Philosophy Talk: The Internet of Things

Oct 17, 2017

What will 'privacy' mean when every device we own and operate is collecting reams of data on us to share via the internet with corporations and governments?

Almanac - Tuesday 10/17/17

Oct 17, 2017

Today Tuesday, 17th of October of 2017 is the 290th day of the year...

New American Story Project / Photos by Ed Ntiri


In 2014, US and Mexican authorities apprehended more than 340,000 people fleeing Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

"San Quentin Prison" by CC Flickr user Robin Capper, resized and recropped

For most people, spending quality time with family in the home is normal. But what happens when the only quality time is spent inside prison? This was how Demond Lewis’ life unfolded.

Ninna Gaensler-Debs


Hear from two of the approximately 4000 incarcerated men and women currently deployed fighting California’s wildfires.

Courtesy of Pendarvis Harshaw

Oakland author Pendarvis Harshaw's latest memoir OG Told Me isn’t just a book, it’s a survival guide. When Pendarvis was growing up without his father, he was always seeking wisdom from Black elders in his community. As he grew out of adolescence and found work as a teacher and journalist, he decided to get serious about sharing the tips he’d gathered — advice about making it in the streets of Oakland, and just generally being a good person.



Almanac - Friday 10/20/17

Cheers! It’s Global Champagne Day! Today is Friday, October 20, 2017, the 293rd day of the year with 72 days remaining. Sunrise : 7:24am Sunset : 6:25pm us 11 hours and 4 minutes of daylight. None of the moon will be visible, but it rises at 8:08am.

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