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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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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss missing and murdered Indigenous women and the fight to raise awareness about this crisis. Why do these women and girls get so little recognition in the US?

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 speak with a sports journalist and athletes about how the #metoo movement has rocked the sports world.

Gymnasts, swimmers, basketball players – athletes across the sports world – have come forward with revelations about sexual assault and abuse they have suffered over the course of their careers. What institutions and practices in the sports world protect perpetrators? And how can those power structures be dismantled?

Guests:

Is it time to bust the data monopolies?

Apr 17, 2018
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If knowledge is power, the companies that collect user data have incredible amounts of it. On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about information monopolies – the megacorporations who harvest and profit from our personal information.

On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, National Book Award-winner William Vollmann joins us to talk about his latest work, No Immediate Danger -- the first of two volumes he's written about what he calls "carbon ideologies." 

 

On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony on Capitol Hill. What new information did we learn about Facebook and its surveillance capabilities? And how should the company be regulated?

From a whisper to a roar, Youth Speaks empowers young people worldwide

Apr 12, 2018
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On this edition of Your Call, we're celebrating National Poetry Month by speaking with two young poets and the senior program manager from Youth Speaks, a San Francisco based organization that teaches young poets how to use their words to express themselves, shape their place in the world, and build community.

 

 

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It’s been 50 years since the Fair Housing Act was signed into law. It was meant to outlaw discrimination on the basis of race, but people of color still face disparities in access to homeownership.

How will SB 827 reshape California?

Apr 10, 2018
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss Senate Bill 827, a sweeping proposal intended to build more housing near public transportation in California.  

On this edition of  Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with UC Berkeley geophysicist Roland Bürgmann about his recent report, which explores the impacts of sea level rise on the San Francisco Bay area.

Matt Martin and his guests discuss journalism that stood out this week.

This week's guests:

Martin Chulov, award winning journalist covering the Middle East for the Guardian

Martin Smith, award winning FRONTLINE correspondent and producer

Recommended Reading:

The New Yorker: A Saudi Prince’s Quest to Remake the Middle East

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