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Delaney Inamine

  

What has happened to our civic life? That’s the question economist Robert Reich asks in his new book, The Common Good. On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak Reich about what this means and where to go from here.

 

Adam Zeek

  

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss threats to schools since the Parkland, Florida shooting. How can we get to the heart of the problem and help kids in distress?

 

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about farmworkers who are fasting in New York City to pressure Wendy's to join the Fair Food Program. Seventy farmworkers are fasting outside of the Manhattan hedge fund offices of Wendy's billionaire Board Chairman Nelson Peltz. They'll continue their fast until they march on Thursday to demand the chain join the Fair Food Program, which mandates better working conditions.

 

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, internationally renowned photographer Chris Jordan joins us to talk about his new documentary Albatross, a powerful and intimate visual journey about the lives of these magnificent seabirds.

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of a bipartisan push to roll back the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and the results of Italy's election.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

  

On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss immigration detention. Last week, ICE detained 150 people in Northern California. ICE says 800 more were spared after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned the public of possible arrests. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Sacramento yesterday, announcing a lawsuit against California over several state immigration laws.

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On this edition of Your Call, filmmaker Stanley Nelson joins us to discuss Tell Them We Were Rising, a documentary that examines the impact Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBUCs) have had on American history, culture, and identity.

Ryan Christopher Jones

  

On this edition of Your Call, we'll continue our coverage of the West Virginia teachers' strike, which is now on its ninth day.

 

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll mark International Women’s Day by speaking with women filmmakers who are showcasing their work at this year’s International Ocean Film Festival in San Francisco.

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the Supreme Court case that could deal a massive blow to organized labor across the country. Who is following the anti-union money behind the case?

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On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing white supremacists and neo-nazis inside and outside of police forces. Recent reporting shows how police have ignored or even worked with white supremacists at political rallies.

Photo by Joe Le Merou used under CC BY 2.0 via Flickr

  

 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the desperation felt by drivers for taxis and companies like Uber and Lyft. The median income for these drivers is $24,000 a year. How has the explosion of these services impacted drivers?

 

Portrait by Erik McGregor

  

On this edition of Your Call, writer, artist, and activist Sunaura Taylor discusses her new book, Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation.

 

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss water in California. Award winning journalist Marx Arax has written a lengthy piece in the California Sunday Magazine about Stewart Resnick, one of most powerful farmers in the US, and the largest single water user in the Western United States.

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On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the shooting massacre at Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead. Students who survived the shooting are boldly calling on Republicans to pass gun control legislation and stop taking contributions from the NRA.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll look at public school funding. Investment in K-12 schools has dramatically declined over the past decade. Why have states cut public education funding so deeply and what are the consequences?

 

Steve Disenhof

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Robert Moses about his company’s new dance performance Bootstrap Tales. The performance is inspired by the company’s effort to help San Francisco foster youth find a career in the arts.

Photo by Danny Howard, used under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr

  

On this edition of Your Call, we examine partisan voting districts. In 2012, Republicans held the House even though they got 1.4 million fewer votes than Democrats. Republicans also won majorities in states across the country even though more voters backed Democrats. Why? Gerrymandering.

How can we save our coral reefs?

Feb 18, 2018

What do we need to know about the unique role of coral in our ocean ecosystems? On the next Your Call's One Planet Series, we'll rebroadcast our discussion about the documentary Chasing Coral.

On this week’s weekly media roundtable, we’ll discuss media coverage of North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea. In the opening ceremony, athletes from both countries wore the same uniform and carried a unified flag.

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On this edition of Your Call, we examine class. When surveyed, the vast majority of people in the US say they are either middle class or working class. The truth is, we are experiencing record inequality. How does class shape our lives?

David Baker Architects

  

On this edition of Your Call, we're talking about building affordable housing. Families cramming into RVs to survive illustrate how bad the need is inCalifornia. There’s demand for an estimated 1.5 million units, but the new federal tax plan is expected to reduce California’s housing budget by 20 percent. How will California build these units?

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Steve Coll about his new book Directorate S: the C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, which protects more than 1,000 bird species from being killed or harmed.

 


On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Puerto Rico and the role of private contractors on the island. Five months after Hurricane Irma, why are 400,000 people still without electricity?

Did you know that Richmond, Milpitas, and Palo Alto all had sub-divisions where it was illegal for African Americans to own a house? On this edition of Your Call, Richard Rothstein discusses The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, which details how laws and policy decisions promoted the very discriminatory patterns that continue today.

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On this edition of Your Call: Now that marijuana is legal in California, who will benefit? And how will racially biased drug laws change?

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing California’s affordable housing crisis. Nearly one-third of renters spend more than 50% of their income on housing.

On this edition Your Call’s One Planet Series, journalist Carey Gillam joins us to discuss her new book Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science.


  On this week’s Your Call media roundtable, we’ll discuss the recent Taliban and ISIS suicide bombings in Afghanistan, which killed at least 138 people. According to reports, as the Taliban gains more territory, the Pentagon has tried to censor information about how much of the country is controlled by insurgent groups.

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