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In the new documentary The Force, an Oakland police officer tells new recruits, “I don’t want bad cops. Period. I don’t need them.” In the film, director Peter Nicks follows the Oakland Police Department over two years.

BERKELEY POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Police reform is a polarizing issue.

Brooke Anderson

On Thursday, October 27th at 7pm, Kamau Right Now! broadcast live from the Nourse Theater in San Francisco.

 It's the show's first anniversary, and W. Kamau Bell's guests included Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, Death Sex & Money creator Anna Sale, and Jessi Klein, executive producer for Inside Amy Schumer and writer on Transparent.  Plus, live music from Bells Atlas and the latest from Mother Jones investigative reporter Shane Bauer

Photo courtesy of Diamond Davis

    

Football players from Mission High School in San Francisco made headlines across the country when the team, as a unit, refused to stand for the national anthem, in protest against the oppression of people of color in the U.S.

Holly McDede

 


Finding a new police chief can be complicated. Just ask San Francisco.

Activists, politicians, and police union members all have opinions about who should replace former chief Greg Suhr, who resigned under pressure after activists protested several officer involved shootings.

Bay Area Voices on Racial Injustice: "Breathing and black"

Aug 9, 2016
Photo by Justine Lee.

We continue with our series of essays by Bay Area residents reflecting on race in America. 

Syreeta McFadden

 


On the August 8th edition of Your Call, Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss his new book Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education.

August 1st, 2016: Recent police shootings of Black men have sparked outrage and a national movement against police brutality.  Despite women playing a dominant role in the leadership of Black Lives Matter, police violence against Black women has largely been ignored.

Daily news roundup for Monday, July 11, 2016

Jul 11, 2016
"Caltrain" by Flickr user clogsilk, used under CC/ Resized

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW News:

On the April 21st edition of Your Call, Dr. Monique W. Morris joins us to discuss her new book “Pushout, the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.” 

On the December 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with D. Watkins, author of “The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America."

Stephen Shames

 On the October 1st edition of Your Call, film director Stanley Nelson joins us to talk about his new documentary, The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution

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San Francisco musician Scot Sier believes that protest music is a powerful source of inspiration for movements like Occupy And Black Lives Matter. And he's compiled more than 700 new songs  - from hip hop to R&B, and reggae to dub step – to share.

  

On the June 3rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to ban street protests after dark in response to acts of vandalism during a demonstration last month. The decision has drawn criticism from civil liberties groups and protests against the curfew. What are the responsibilities of demonstrators and when is it right for police to intervene? Where do you stand on protest curfews? It’s Your Call with Matt Martin, and you.

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Who are police today? On the January 21st edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race and justice with a conversation about police departments across the country. The total number of minority police officers has risen, but they’re concentrated in larger cities. The percentage of white cops is more than 30 points higher than in the communities they serve, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. What does the police force look like in your area? It's Your Call, with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.