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On the  April 13th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the documentary The Homestretch, which follows three homeless teens in Chicago as they try to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Over 2. 5 million children were homeless at some time in 2013, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness. Compared to previous years, this is the largest number of homeless children in the US ever. How should we tackle child homelessness? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On the April 10th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s second term victory, his privatization deals, and the role of big money in politics. We’ll also talk about Saudi Arabia’s team of US-based lobbyists and financial support to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. We’ll be joined by the Intercept’s Lee Fang, In These Times’ Micah Uetricht, and McClatchy’s Greg Gordon. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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  On today's Your Call, we'll speak with Alex Kotlowitz, producer of The Interrupters, a documentary about three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities. We’ll also speak with the film’s protagonist, Ameena Matthews.  How much can be accomplished through direct violence interruption?  Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here.  Have you been part of violence intervention?  What are the solutions to stopping the homicide epidemic in urban inner cities? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you. 

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Sep 21, 2012
Staff at Cairo University protest on 16 September at the beginning of the academic year
Mohamed Omar

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the media coverage of Chicago teachers strike. How did media cover the education crisis in Chicago? We’ll also talk about widespread labor protests in Egypt. We’ll be joined by Truthout’s Yana Kunichoff, In These Times Mike Elk, and freelance journalist Ahmad Shokr joins us from Cairo. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join us live at 10 or send and email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you