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On today’s Your Call, we continue our weeklong immigration series by discussing the real life impacts of Donald Trump’s sweeping executive orders on immigrants and refugees.

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On today's Your Call, we begin a weeklong series on the United States' immigration and refugee policies. Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and his plans to deport millions of undocumented people, build the wall, and shut the border to tens of thousands of refugees, has become one of the pillars of his domestic agenda.

 


On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the upcoming election in France. We’ll also discuss the US Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to approve the final phase of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, following Donald Trump’s executive order.

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The nearly two-year US backed Saudi military attack on Yemen has killed more than 10,000 people.

 

We’ll have a conversation with labor journalist Steve Early about his new book Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City.

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How is Steve Bannon shaping the executive branch?

Your Call: Organizing for power in the new gilded age

Feb 6, 2017

 We'll rebroadcast our conversation with  Dr. Jane McAlevey about her new book No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age.

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Donlad Trump’s executive order on immigration, which bans people from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the US.

 

Last month, California Governor Jerry Brown  proposed his $179 billion state budget. When he unveiled it, he said the “trajectory of revenue growth is declining.” He said he’ll address an expected deficit by slowing the growth in spending on public schools and other social services.

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How are photographers documenting the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation?

 

How did a teacher-led coalition defeat a charter school expansion initiative despite being outspent by dark money and out-of-state contributions?

Donald Trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven Muslim majority countries entry into the US has sparked protests at airports across the country.

 


This week, on the media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump’s executive actions. The administration has ordered the EPA to stop communicating with the public and giving out grants. Trump also says he will bring back torture and black sites.

 

What does Rex Tillerson’s 41-year record at ExxonMobil reveal about how he will function as the President’s chief foreign affairs adviser?


  How do we create live/work spaces that are safe and affordable for artists?

 

On Saturday, more than three million people gathered in cities around the country to oppose Donald Trump's sexist and racist agenda and to raise their voices about reproductive rights, economic justice, the environment, and many other crucial issues. It's said to be the largest march in US history. Marches also took place across the globe.

 

What is the future of the labor movement? Dr. Jane McAlevey joins us to discuss her new book No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age.

  

 How did President Obama deal with the news media? we’ll discuss Barack Obama's press freedom legacy, and Trumps’s hostility toward the press.

On the next Your Call, we’ll bring you a two hour special edition of the media roundtable. In the first hour, we’ll discuss reactions to Donald Trump’s Presidency in the Europe and Mexico. We'll also talk about coverage of the confirmation hearings. Join us live from at 10am, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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What is President Barack Obama’s legacy on immigration?

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What is President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy?

Your Call: President Obama's economic legacy

Jan 16, 2017

What is President Obama's economic legacy?

We continue our weeklong series looking at President Obama’s legacy by focusing on the economy and the 2008 financial crisis.

What is President Obama’s foreign policy legacy?

Boston University’s Andrew Bacevich, and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government Stephen Walt, two prominent foreign policy scholars, will reflect on the past eight years.

For the month of January Your Call's "must read" is Jane Mcalevey's No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age.  Read it, then join the conversation on Tuesday, January 24th at 10 AM PST. 

 


 

On this week's Friday Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani’s legacy. He passed away on January 8.

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What has changed for San Francisco’s homeless population under the city’s new homeless director Jeff Kositsky?


 What would a Jeff Sessions Department of Justice look like?

How are artists addressing today’s social and political issues?

We’ll have a conversation with Krissy Keefer, dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of Dance Brigade. For 40 years, the iconic San Francisco multi-racial dance troupe of women has explored the intersection between art and social issues.

How is the Democratic Party moving forward after millions of working people, once the base of the Democratic Party, shifted their vote to Donald Trump?

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This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of state sanctioned violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. More than 20,000 people have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh.

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