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On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's hawkish remarks about Iran and the new CIA director Gina Haspel‘s role in the agency’s torture program.


  On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with former investment banker Nomi Prins about her new book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.

  

On the this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Bernadette Demientiff, executive director of the Gwich'in Steering Committee, about her fight to protect the Arctic Refuge from oil and gas drilling.

 

 

Every Wednesday through Election Day on June 5th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on San Francisco's crucial mayoral race, local propositions, and regional measures.

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the safety of wireless radiation. A new Nation magazine investigation explores how big wireless companies used the same playbook as big oil and big tobacco to deceive the public and create the appearance of scientific uncertainty, while making people think that cell phones are safer than independent science suggests.

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss new revelations that just like ExxonMobil, oil giant Royal Dutch Shell also knew that burning fossil fuels was causing climate change, but continued to drill for oil and fuel climate change denial.

The new FRONTLINE documentary, Trafficked in America, tells the inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will on an egg farm in Ohio. On the next Your Call’s weekly media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of labor trafficking in the US.

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On this edition of Your Call, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discusses his book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. He argues that racism isn’t fading away as progress forges ahead – instead, racist ideas are evolving.

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California’s history is marked by horrific and systemic violence against Native Americans. On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Bay Area Native Corrina Gould and historian Benjamin Madley about the genocide of California Indians and how the state should acknowledge it.

  

Every Wednesday, through the day after Election Day on June 5th, we will air a special Your Call focusing on San Francisco's mayoral race, propositions, regional measures.

  

On this edition of Your Call, activist and scholar Dr. Janet Dewart Bell discusses her new book, Lighting the First of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement.

 

  

On this edition of Your Call’s one Planet Series, we’ll speak with award-winning writer, activist and academic Raj Patel about his new book, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet.

On the next Your Call’s weekly media roundtable, we’ll speak with Ars Technica senior tech reporter Cyrus Farivar about his new book, Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech.

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On this edition of Your Call, Richard Walker returns for another discussion about Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Every Wednesday through Election Day on June 5th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on San Francisco's crucial mayoral race, local propositions, and regional measures.

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On this edition of Your Call, scientist and environmental activist Marcus Eriksen discusses his book Junk Raft, his voyages exploring the impact of plastic on our oceans, and his vision of a world free of plastic.

  

On this edition of Your Call, Dr. Robert Lustig discusses his new book, The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains.

 

 

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the rich cultural and historical significance of Bears Ears National Monument to Native Tribes.

On this week’s media roundtable, Bloomberg's Peter Waldman will discuss his latest investigation about the data-mining company Palantir, its co-founder billionaire venture capitalist and Trump supporter Peter Thiel, and how it's using so-called 'war on terror' tools to track American citizens.

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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with the filmmakers of RBG, a documentary that traces the steps on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s path from ambitious young woman to feminist icon.

  

On this edition of Your Call, former investment banker Nomi Prins discusses her new book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.

  

Every Wednesday through Election Day on June 5th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on San Francisco's crucial mayoral race, local propositions, and regional measures.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll mark May Day by talking about the labor movements that are sweeping the country.

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  On this week’s media roundtable, Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, testified on Capitol Hill about ethic violations and excessive spending. Earlier this week, he proposed a new rule that would limit the scientific research aimed at setting the agency's regulations.

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about what happened after the Rana Plaza disaster. It’s been five years since 1,134 people died in that garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. What’s changed?

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss childcare deserts. Working parents in the US often have a hard time finding childcare. What does that mean for careers and children's development?

  

Every Wednesday through Election Day until the day after June 5th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11 a.m. focusing on San Francisco's crucial mayoral race, local propositions, regional measures, and ranked choice voting.

  

On this edition of Your Call, UC Berkeley geography professor emeritus Richard Walker discusses his new book, Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, One Green Planet's co-founder Nil Zacharias and acclaimed author Gene Stone join us discuss their new book, Eat for the Planet: Saving the World, Bite at a Time.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is retiring at the end of the year. On this week’s media roundtable, we'll discuss his role in passing the deficit-financed tax cuts for the rich and corporations.

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