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Your Call: Looming global water shortage

Jun 1, 2016
Judd McCullum / used under CC / flickr

 On the June 1st edition of Your Call, we'll discuss the global water crisis. 

Courtesy Edward Miguel

Some scientists are saying that you can’t talk about the global refugee crisis without talking about another crisis: climate change.

Your Call: The Syrian civil war

Jan 4, 2016

On the January 5th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with professor Samer Abboud about his new book Syria.

Stephan Rebernik

On the Oct 5th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Syrian refugee crisis.  Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria in 2011, 11 million Syrians have sought safety in neighboring countries or within the country. The worsening crisis is getting more attention as hundreds of thousands of people are trying to enter Europe. What is a dignified solution to this crisis? And who should be held accountable for this calamity? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


On the August 25th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with award winning documentarian Hubert Sauper about his latest film, We Come As Friends.  Sauper traveled to Sudan to document the birth of South Sudan, which declared its independence in 2011. The film takes an in-depth look at the affects of colonialism, globalization, and corruption, and why South Sudan has been mired in a perpetual state of war. Join the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Hubert Sauper, documentary filmmaker, director, writer, producer, and actor

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, June 8th, 2015

Jun 9, 2015
Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle

Police chases balance danger of criminals, safety risk to public // SF Gate

Three times in the past three months, suspects racing away from San Francisco police have plowed cars into innocent people, killing a woman and sending several others to hospitals. Each time, officers apparently followed department policy. But in the aftermath of twisted metal and grief, a long-nagging question has re-emerged:

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