2012 election http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: What's The Best Way For Progressives To Push President Obama? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-whats-best-way-progressives-push-president-obama <P> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 08:01:28 +0000 Malihe Razazan 19781 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What's The Best Way For Progressives To Push President Obama? Today on Your Call: What are your last minute election questions before Tuesday's big vote? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-are-your-last-minute-election-questions-tuesdays-big-vote <p></p><p>What are you last minute election questions before Tuesday’s big vote? On the next Your Call we’ll be discussing state ballot propositions, diving into the fine print that could produce big changes in our state. What issues have you found confusing and what seems like a no-brainer? Have basic voting questions been addressed in your community? We’ll have Kim Alexander from the California Voter Foundation and Lianne Campodonico and Suzanne Barba from</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Max Jacobs 18914 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What are your last minute election questions before Tuesday's big vote? KALW's Election Night Live! http://kalw.org/post/kalws-election-night-live <p>Beginning at 5pm, join <em>Your Call</em> host Rose Aguilar and long-time political analyst Larry Bensky for comprehensive election night coverage, broadcast from the <a href="http://www.thefreight.org/">Freight &amp; Salvage</a> in downtown Berkeley in partnership with the <a href="http://olli.berkeley.edu/">Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley</a>.<strong> </strong></p><p>We'll bring you up-to-the-minute results in the Presidential, Senate and House races, and connect you with activists and reporters in key states across the country.&nbsp;</p><p>Throughout the night, you'll hear headlines from the BBC and informed, independent analysis from Bay Area experts including Sylvia Allegretto (<a href="http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/">UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor &amp; Economics</a>), Mark Hertsgaard (<a href="http://markhertsgaard.com/"><em>HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth</em></a>), Ethel Long-Scott (<a href="http://www.weap.org/">Women's Economic Agenda Project</a>), Daniel Newman (<a href="http://maplight.org/">Maplight</a>), and Lance Williams (<a href="http://californiawatch.org/user/lance-williams">California Watch</a>).</p><p>You can participate, too:&nbsp; Post your questions and comments right here, and Rose Aguilar will be reading them throughout the night and asking her guests to respond. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:31:48 +0000 Matt Martin 18682 at http://kalw.org KALW's Election Night Live! Propositions 34 and 36 http://kalw.org/post/propositions-34-and-36 <p>On November 6, voters will have a chance to weigh in on two proposals that could have a big impact on how criminals are treated in California. Prop 34 would eliminate the death penalty and replace it with life in prison, while Prop 36 would alter California's "3 Strikes" law to impose a life sentence only when a new felony conviction is "serious or violent."</p><p>Supporters say these propositions are step towards a more cost-effective approach towards incarceration, while opponents claim that these initiatives will cause an increase in crime rates and harm public safety for Californians. City Visions takes up the debate.</p><p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:44:27 +0000 City Visions 18331 at http://kalw.org Propositions 34 and 36 Today on Your Call: Media Roundtable with Andrea Seabrook & Michael Massing http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-media-roundtable-andrea-seabrook-michael-massing <p>On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week we’ll have a conversation with Andrea Seabrook, former Capital Hill reporter for NPR. She says reporters need to stop coddling lawmakers, stop buying their red team, blue team narrative and ask harder questions of them. We’ll also talk about campaign coverage with the New York Review of Books Michael Massing. Where did you the best reporting this week? Join us live at 10 PDT or send an leave a comment here. It’s Your Call, with Matt Martin and you.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:06:23 +0000 Matt Martin 17912 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: Media Roundtable with Andrea Seabrook & Michael Massing