Bankruptcy Law -- Debtors' Rights in Dealing with Overwhelming Debt.
Guests: Specialists in Bankruptcy Law Leon Bayer and Scott Bovitz who are certified by the  California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.
Listeners with questions for Leon Bayer and Scott Bovitz please call 415-841-4134.
Also, this Wednesday, April 22, we feature our monthly Call-A-Lawyer Night; from 7 until 8pm, attorneys will be ready to discuss questions on various topics off-the-air at 1-800-525-9917.

Your Call: Old debts & new wars

Sep 19, 2014


On the September 19th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s war plan for Iraq and Syria. We will also talk about the investigation into the debt collection industry. We’ll be joined by Propublica’s Paul Kiel and the Nation’s Zoe Carpenter. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you


Paul Kiel, covers consumer finance for ProPublica. He is the author The Great American Foreclosure Story

Your Call: How are students paying for college?

Jul 31, 2014

On today's Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation about the underlying reasons for the rising cost of higher education. According to the College Board, over the past 30 years, average tuition at a four-year public college has risen by more than 250 percent, while family income has gone up only 16 percent. So how are families and students paying for college? What role should the federal government play to make college affordable? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.  


Debtors Issues: Student Loan Debt and other Debtor Issues. Guest: Leon Bayer, a Specialist in Bankruptcy Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal  Specialization of the State Bar. Listeners with questions for Chuck and/or Leon Bayer, please call 415-841-4134. Also, tonight, June 25, is our regular once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. While Your Legal Rights is on-the-air, we invite you to call our off-air number with questions on any law topic attorneys there are prepared to discuss: 800-525-9917 for your private consultation, from 7 to 8 pm. 

From our partners at Youth Radio

Interview with bankruptcy attorney Leon Bayer.

East Bay Express: Debtor's purgatory

May 8, 2013
Erika Pino

Felipa Martinez is a petite woman to begin with, but standing beneath the dais in Contra Costa Superior Court she looked even tinier. Martinez had arrived with her adult daughter in tow, partly for visual assistance (a degenerative eye condition has left her unable to take the bus by herself), partly for translation (she speaks just enough English to get by), and partly for emotional support. The daughter grasped Martinez' shoulder while Judge Steven K. Austin rifled through a stack of old bank statements and receipts.

The United States of Debt

Apr 23, 2013
Jen Chien

Upon entering the Eastside Arts Alliance in East Oakland, it’s clear that this a special kind of conference. On the welcome table is a stack of name tag stickers, the kind that usually read “Hello, My Name Is…” But these stickers read: “Hello, My DEBT Is…”

Today on Your Call: Why are Americans in so much debt?

Mar 25, 2013

Today on Your Call: What can we learn from UK Uncut?

Mar 5, 2013