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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.

The 2016 election was the first election in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act.

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On this week's media roundtable, coverage of Donald Trump's abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey. The decision is being compared to Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre” in October 1973, when he fired Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor handling the Watergate scandal.  How should news organizations cover this story?

Authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi join us to discuss their new book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up.

Your Call: A moral argument for choice

May 10, 2017

  

Reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider Dr. Willie Parker joins us to discuss his new book, Life’s Work, a Moral Argument for Choice.

Your Call: Your brain on nature

May 9, 2017

  We'll have a conversation with environment journalist Florence Williams about her new book The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. 

We’ll have a conversation with Kamau Bell, a critically acclaimed socio-political comedian about his new book The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell.

  A conversation with award winning journalist and civil rights lawyer Alia Malek about her new book The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

  

How do we take back our healthcare system? Doctor turned journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal is back to discuss solutions for fixing out of control healthcare costs.

 

Historian Kim Phillips-Fein joins us to discuss her new book, Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics.

We’ll have a conversation with professor McKay Jenkins about his new book Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet. The vast majority of the 40,000 food products Americans choose from every day are built from ingredients made from engineered plants.

Your Call: A new labor movement for the 21st century

May 1, 2017

  We’ll mark May 1st, International Workers Day by speaking with labor organizer Jonathan Rosenblum about his new book Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement.

  

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. Since inauguration, he has signed 32 executive orders, covering everything from repealing the Affordable Care Act to the building of a border wall to weakening of environmental, and financial regulations.

Your Call: A day for book lovers, Independent Bookstore Day

Apr 27, 2017

What’s your favorite independent bookstore? Saturday April 29th is Independent Bookstore Day.

Your Call: The state of senior services

Apr 26, 2017

What’s being done to address senior poverty? What resources are available for seniors?


Your Call: Bay Area Dance Week

Apr 24, 2017

Details about the 19th annual Bay Area Dance Week, a vibrant celebration with over 700 free events including classes, performances, open rehearsals, and lectures. It takes place through April 30.

 A conversation with Timothy Walker about his new book Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms. Finland has earned awards for creating a top tier education system.

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This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's narrow referendum victory and the alarming attacks on Turkish journalists and media organizations.


A conversation with doctor turned journalist, Elisabeth Rosenthal about her new book, An American Sickness, How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back.

Your Call: The child care crisis in America

Apr 19, 2017


A conversation with Dr. Ajay Chaudry, a social policy analyst and co-author of Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality. Compared to other advanced economies, the US government invests less in children under the age of five. 

Your Call: Standing up for science

Apr 18, 2017
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We speak with scientists about the Trump administration’s attacks on science.

We'll have a discussion about ride hailing companies and how they are impacting transportation and life in the Bay Area. In 2016, San Francisco had the third worst traffic congestion in the nation.

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