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How can the restaurant industry develop more equitable workplaces?

Apr 5, 2018
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On this edition of Your Call, we talk about the struggle to make the restaurant industry more equitable. The Bay Area’s food scene is sumptuous, but it’s not immune to some of the nastier aspects of the restaurant industry.

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

  

On this edition of Your Call, we examine the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 50 years after his assassination. What parts of his legacy have faded or been sanitized since his death?

Tony Webster

  

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the killing of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was shot eight times by Sacramento police officers during a confrontation on March 18.

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about the current state of drinking water in the US.

 

Rose Aguilar and her guests discuss journalism that stood out this week.

This week's guests: 

Alex Yablon, reporter at the Trace

Recommended Readings:

The Huffington Post: Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Widow Found Not Guilty Of Aiding Her Husband's Attack

Wired: Why Are New York Taxi Drivers Killing Themselves? 


On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the student led March for Our Lives rallies around the globe. How is this youth movement changing media coverage of gun control and the NRA?

Heather Deluca-Nestor

  

On this edition of Your Call, we hear from teachers who are organizing and going on strike to demand raises and increases to public education funding.

 

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll speak with young people about what’s next in their fight against gun violence.

The March For Our Lives rallies brought hundreds of thousands of people to the streets to demand gun control and resources to prevent gun violence. From Washington DC to Los Angeles, gun violence disproportionately affects low-income communities of color. Young people living in those communities don’t get the attention they deserve when they speak out against gun violence. Now that they have a platform, what's next?

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with local youth about the changes they want to see.

Jo-Anne McArthur

On this edition of  Your Call’s One Planet Series, award winning photographer Jo-Anne McArthur joins us to discuss her decade long We Animals project, which documents the plight of animals around the world.

On this week’s weekly media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the US. How are reporters covering the $12.5 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, and the US role in the deadly Saudi-led war on Yemen?

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On this edition of Your Call, investigative reporter Bernice Yeung discusses her new book, In A Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers.

 

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with two experts about how they treat childhood trauma and toxic stress. When Dr. Nadine Burke Harris encounters children who aren’t growing or have trouble in school, she’s not content with writing prescriptions. As the founder of the Center for Youth and Wellness in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunter’s Point neighborhood, Dr. Harris focuses on the underlying causes of trauma. Her new book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity, explores how toxic stress impacts lifelong health.

 

By Spc. Daniel Herrera, U.S. Army [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq. On this special edition of Your Call, we'll discuss the cost of war.

California Department of Finance

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’re talking about Opportunity Zones. Tucked away in last year’s tax bill is a bipartisan effort to encourage investors to put their money into economically distressed areas. How would these zones shape the state’s neighborhoods?

 

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’re discussing China’s new policy to ban 24 types of recyclable waste including plastics, unsorted scrap paper, and textiles. For over 20 years, China has been the top destination for the trash Americans throw in recycling bins.

On this week's media roundtable, we’ll speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist T. Christian Miller, co-author of the book, A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America, which details how rape cases are investigated in the criminal justice system and the long history of doubting rape survivors.

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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