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Your Call: Corporate monopolies and growing economic inequality

9 hours ago

We’ll have a  conversation about the rise of corporate monopolies in light of Amazon’s $13.7 billion bid to buy Whole Foods.

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.

Your Call: What will it take to end hunger in the US?

Jun 22, 2017

  

Anti-hunger activist Andy Fisher joins us to discuss his new book, Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups.

Your Call: Whistleblower at the CIA

Jun 21, 2017

  

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.

  

Does the pretrial detention and bail bond system embolden predatory practices?

Your Call: California's water heist

Jun 19, 2017
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Who controls California’s water? We'll revisit our conversation about the documentary “Water & Power: A California Heist.”

Your Call: How should journalists cover mass shootings?

Jun 15, 2017
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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.

Your Call: Regulating ride-hailing

Jun 15, 2017
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We’re following up on our conversation about regulating the ride-hailing industry.

Your Call: Free speech on college and university campuses

Jun 14, 2017
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What’s the right way to do free speech on campus?

  

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.”

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

Jun 11, 2017
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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.  


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.

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

Jun 8, 2017
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We’ll have a conversation with ride-hailing drivers, from taxis to Uber about how the industry ought to be regulated.

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

Jun 7, 2017

  

Will California make single-payer healthcare a reality? On June 1st the state Senate voted in favor of single-payer health care.

We’ll have a conversation with prison reform activist, Susan Burton, about her book Becoming Ms. Burton.  

  

We’ll have a conversation about the health of the ocean’s corals and why it matters.  

Your Call: Trump vs. the Paris climate accord

Jun 2, 2017

 


On the next Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week we’ll discuss the Trump Administration and the Paris climate agreement.

Your Call: Jeff Sessions transforming the Department of Justice

Jun 1, 2017
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How is US Attorney General Jeff Sessions reshaping the Department of Justice and national policies?

  

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.

Roadmap to Peace

  

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with 2017 Peacemaker Award recipient, the Roadmap to Peace.

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.

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.

On today's Your Call we revisit our conversation with Dr. Ajay Chaudry, a social policy analyst and co-author of Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality

 

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.

We’ll have a conversation about the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which takes place from May 25th to June 4th.

  

We’ll have a conversation with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, about President Donald Trump’s vast expansion of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the "Global Gag Rule."

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 ties to Russia. We'll get the latest.

Your Call: Big oil in California politics

May 18, 2017
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How did California become the third-biggest oil producing state?

  

How much influence do the wealthy wield over our lives and public policy?

We’ll have a conversation about The Beat Within, a writing and conversation program in juvenile halls. The organization serves over 5,000 youth through workshops in California county juvenile halls.

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