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Your Call: Who are California’s water power brokers?

May 3, 2015

On the May 4th edition of Your Call, we’ll kick off a weeklong series on California’s water crisis by discussing forces that are controlling access to water in California. The state’s persistent drought has resulted in the first-ever statewide water restrictions, so how is the allocation of water determined? And who controls the flow? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Conner Everts, co-facilitator of the Environmental Water Caucus

Adam Scow, California campaigns director at Food & Water Watch

On the May 1st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the US, and the move to seal the deal on TPP and a new military alliance. We will also discuss the ongoing social unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody. we’ll be joined by the Nation’s Tim Shorrock and freelance journalist Lawrence Lanahan. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Mark Hertsgaard, and You.


On the April 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about abuse of prescription painkillers that’s creating heroin addicts.  According to the CDC, deaths from heroin overdose tripled from 2010 to 2013. We’ll speak with acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.” He documents how unfettered marketing of painkillers like OxyContin  and the influx of a cheap form of heroin from Mexico hooked middle class America.  What can be done to stop the crisis? It’s Your Call with Matt Martin, and you.

On the April 29th edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the state of independent booksellers. On Saturday, bookstores from Mendocino to Maine will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, with special events and unique publications created to mark the day. The Bay Area has seen a resurgence in independent bookstores, with some local chains growing, while others have closed down. How is your favorite independent bookstore changing? It’s Your Call with Hana Baba, and you.


Samantha Schoech, program director of Independent Bookstore Day on May 2

On the April 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll bring back a conversation we had with James McGrath Morris about his new book Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press. She was a pioneering journalist and activist, so why has there been so little written about her life? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar.


James McGrath Morris, author, columnist, radio show host

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