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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.

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.

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