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1:52pm

Thu December 29, 2011
Cops & Courts

Trafficked, Part I: Youth Radio's special investigation of child sex trafficking in Oakland

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Child prostitution goes on in America every day and every night ­– despite the efforts of federal, state and local authorities. For more than a year now, Youth Radio has been investigating child sex trafficking in Oakland. It's a system of exploitation that's ensnaring girls across America.

The FBI estimates 100,000 to 300,000 children and youth per year are forced into prostitution. But missing from these types of reports are perspectives from the girls themselves, who are caught up in what's known as "the game.”

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10:52am

Thu December 29, 2011
Cops & Courts

Sex slavery: A global nightmare in your own backyard

mage by Tristan Greer for the Not For Sale campaign. http://www.tristangreer.deviantart.com
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An estimated 30 million people or more live as slaves today – working against their will for someone else. And every year, some 17,500 are trafficked into the United States. Many of these people don’t have allies, but here in the Bay Area, there’s one non-profit that’s standing with them.

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12:00am

Thu December 29, 2011
Graphic novels

Today on Your Call: How are graphic novelists illuminating politics and history?

Zahra's Paradise

On today's Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had with graphic novelists. How do images change the art of story telling? What are your favorite graphic novels? What makes them unique?  More graphic novels have been published in the last 10 years than in the previous 30. What explains the explosion? What can we learn from graphic journalism? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.  

Guests:

Amir, author of graphic novel, Zahra's Paradise

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1:52pm

Wed December 28, 2011
Education

Student Commentaries: Fighting for an education

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This October, Governor Jerry Brown attracted national attention when he signed the California DREAM

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10:52am

Wed December 28, 2011
Education

Saving the UC – but at what cost to students?

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In the University of California system, officials are considering raising fees as much as 16% a year through

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