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What will the next four years look like for public education? Betsy DeVos, the new Secretary of Education, has spent years successfully working to privatize education in Michigan, and Donald Trump's budget calls for $9 billion in cuts to the Department of Education.

We’ll have a conversation about the state of retirement in the US. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the share of families with retirement savings declined after the 2008 Great Recession.

We will have a conversation about Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and how he would shift the current balance on the high court.

  

On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to Asia. He called US - North Korea policy of the past 20 years a failure and said "this policy of strategic patience has ended." What does that mean?

What’s the best way to fix health care?  

California Academy of Sciences

 

Rebecca Johnson and Alison Young, the creators and leaders of the citizen science program at the California Academy of Sciences, join us to discuss how ordinary people are helping build knowledge of the Bay Area’s biodiversity and how it is being impacted by climate change.

Your Call: Neil Gorsuch's judicial philosophy

Mar 21, 2017

On the second day of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing, we'll discuss his judicial record and philosophy, and what it tells us about how he might rule on the Supreme Court.

How can educators offer hope and encouragement to kids who’ve been rejected by the system? The Bad Kids, a coming of age documentary, chronicles the extraordinary work of Vonda Viland, the principal at the Black Rock Continuation High School in an impoverished Mojave Desert community. Black Rock is the bad kids’ last chance.

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the election in the Netherlands and the defeat of the anti-Muslim candidate Geert Wilders. Turnout was high at 82 percent.

Canopy via Federica Armstrong

 

We’ll have a conversation with Uriel Hernandez, recipient of the 2017 Bay Nature Local Hero award for youth engagement.

The new documentary, The Chinese Exclusion Act, examines the 1882 law that was established after decades of anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence against Chinese immigrants.

Your Call: Restoring the San Francisco Bay

Mar 14, 2017

We will  have a conversation with David Lewis, executive director of Save the Bay and recipient of the 2017 Bay Nature Local Hero award for Conservation Action.

Your Call: Has feminism sold out?

Mar 13, 2017

 

What should we make of the fact that feminism has gone mainstream? Bitch Magazine founding editor Andi Zeisler explores that question in her new book, We Were Feminists Once.

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of corporate lobbying, and how it is influencing the Republican Party's economic and healthcare policies.

Your Call: California's water heist

Mar 9, 2017
National Geographic / Ted Gesing

 

Who controls California’s water?

We're marking International Women's Day by speaking with with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, about Donald Trump’s executive order expanding the global gag rule.

Denis Delestrac joins us to discuss his new documentary Freightened: The Real Cost of Shipping. 

 

What environmental protections have Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration reversed so far?

On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump’s sweeping tax cuts. His administration plans to cut the top tax rate from over 39 percent to 33 percent. Several outlets are reporting on how the tax cuts will affect you. Many conclude that the numbers don’t add up.

Ever Forward Club

 

How are young men redefining society’s narrow definition of masculinity? American culture often portrays masculinity as aggressive, violent, and misogynistic.

We’ll speak with Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi about his new book Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus. 

We’ll have a conversation with environmental justice activist Winona LaDuke about Native Americans' struggle to protect their lands, waters, sacred places, and treaty rights.

Samer Muscati/ Human Rights Watch

 

How are college students organizing against sweatshops? Members of United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) have been fighting sweatshop conditions and poverty wages for 20 years.

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump's new national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. Who is McMaster? We’ll also talk about the forced evacuation of the remaining Native Americans and their allies at Standing Rock. 

 

Who is Ajit Pai, the new chair of the FCC?

 

Why is the promise of upward mobility unattainable for so many? University of Michigan sociologist Kristin Seefeldt joins us to talk about her new book Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century.

  

How are abortion providers preparing for even more anti-choice legislation? We’ll speak with Dr. Willie Parker, an abortion provider who works in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.

  

From declining sea ice in the Arctic to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, photographers give us a visual sense of the human toll on the environment.

On this  week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of immigration and the recent ICE raids. More than 680 immigrants have been arrested across the country.

Used Under CC by Fibonacci Blue / flickr

 


We continue our weeklong series on immigration by talking about how to respond and be an ally at a time when immigrants face heightened threats and racism.

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