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On August 31st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with public interest attorney Steven Druker about his new book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth.

Your Call: Stock market crash: From Shanghai to NY

Aug 28, 2015

On the August 28th edition of Call,  it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of China’s economic slowdown and the US market crash, which sent shockwaves around the globe.

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On the August 27th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about growing interest in agriculture investments.

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On the August 26th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about  countering rape culture in a way that speaks to young men.

On the August 25th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with award winning documentarian Hubert Sauper about his latest film, We Come As Friends.  Sauper traveled to Sudan to document the birth of South Sudan, which declared its independence in 2011. The film takes an in-depth look at the affects of colonialism, globalization, and corruption, and why South Sudan has been mired in a perpetual state of war. Join the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Hubert Sauper, documentary filmmaker, director, writer, producer, and actor

On the August 24th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with founders of Voices of Witness, an oral history project, and book series that depicts human rights injustices through the stories of the men and women who experience them.

On the August 21st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll continue our week-long series on the US prison system by discussing media coverage of the issues we focused on this week: how we got here, reform, solitary confinement, and youth.

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On the August 20th edition of Your Call, we continue our week-long series on the US prison system by discussing rehabilitation. 

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On the August 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our week-long series on the prison system by talking about juvenile incarceration.

On the August 18th edition of  Your Call, we’ll continue our weeklong series about the prison industrial complex by discussing the growing prison industry.

On the August 17th edition of  Your Call, we’ll kick off a week long series about the prison industrial complex. From 1970 to 2010, the number of people in state and federal prisons went from 200,000 to more than 1.6 million.  Roughly one in every 107 American adults is behind bars. How did we become the world’s leading prison nation? Are we at a turning point for prison policy in the United States? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Your Call Weekly Kudos August 14, 2015

Aug 14, 2015

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

On the August 14th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the recent toxic spill in Colorado.

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On the August 13th edition of Your Call, we talk about community power. 

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On the August 12th edition of Your Call we’ll look back at how the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown ignited the Black Lives Matter movement.

Your Call: Are you prepared for the next earthquake?

Aug 11, 2015

On the August 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss disaster preparedness and how communities are organizing for the next Big One.

On the August 10th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about conservation funding and the growing international call to outlaw big-game hunting.

Your Call: The perils of journalism in Mexico

Aug 7, 2015
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On the August 7th edition of  Your Call, it's our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of the treatment of undocumented immigrants in detention centers, and an investigation about US employers exploiting and abusing documented H-2 guest workers. W

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Today we mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

In 2013 the Supreme Court ruled that states with histories of disenfranchising voters no longer needed federal clearance to enact new voter laws. The Brennan Center for Justice says the ruling unleashed a rash of discriminatory voting laws. This year, 15 states will have more strict rules than they did in 2012.  How is this affecting the right to vote? Who is it affecting?

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On the August 3rd edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with David Cohen and Krysten Connon about their new book, Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism.

Your Call Weekly Kudos July 31, 2015

Jul 31, 2015

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

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On the July 31st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the 50th anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare. How are the media covering the legacy of these two popular government programs? We’ll also discuss the new US-Turkey Alliance to fight the so-called Islamic State. Why is Turkey attacking the Kurds? We’ll be joined by the Columbia Journalism Review’s Trudy Liebermann, Kaiser Health News’ Mary Agnes Carey, and McCaltchy’s Roy Gutman. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

On the July 30th edition of Your Call, we'll talk about transportation in the Bay Area and South Bay.

  

On the next Your Call we’ll speak with Ric O’Barry, former Flipper trainer turned dolphin activist and star of the academy award winning documentary The Cove. The Dolphin Project works to end the billion dollar dolphin captivity industry and to end the killing of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. We are seeing unprecedented level of backlash against Sea World, but the dolphin trade is increasing abroad. What’s next for marine mammals? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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The Cove

 

  

On the July 28, 2015 edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the historic deal with the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany.

On the July 27th edition of Your Call, we'll mark the 50th anniversary of this landmark government program by discussing its achievements and challenges.

Your Call Weekly Kudos: July 24, 2015

Jul 24, 2015

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

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