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The new documentary, The Chinese Exclusion Act, examines the 1882 law that was established after decades of anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence against Chinese immigrants.

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President Donald Trump recently issued an executive order promising to halt federal funding for cities that limit cooperation with immigration agents. Some mayors from across the country vowed to remain so called “sanctuary cities” anyway. 

President Trump appointed Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon, to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This week the Senate advanced his nomination, bringing him one step closer to becoming secretary.

We’ll speak with Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi about his new book Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus. 

The Bay Area's "Day Without Immigrants"

Feb 16, 2017
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At his press conference today, President Trump reiterated his motivation for strictly enforcing and enhancing U.S. immigration policy.

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On today’s Your Call, we continue our weeklong immigration series by discussing the real life impacts of Donald Trump’s sweeping executive orders on immigrants and refugees.

Dorothea Lange in March 1942 (Library of Congress)

On today's Your Call, we begin a weeklong series on the United States' immigration and refugee policies. Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and his plans to deport millions of undocumented people, build the wall, and shut the border to tens of thousands of refugees, has become one of the pillars of his domestic agenda.

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How is Steve Bannon shaping the executive branch?

Many of California’s elected officials have been speaking out against President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. 

Hana Baba

 

President Trump signed an Executive Order on Friday to temporarily ban all refugees, indefinitely ban refugees from Syria and temporarily ban citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. 

Hear the defiant voices of this weekend's SFO protests

Jan 30, 2017
Liza Veale

 

On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order restricting refugee and immigrant entry to the US. As customs agencies at airports across the country scrambled to interpret and enforce the order, thousands of protesters came out in support of immigrants and refugees.

 

What does Rex Tillerson’s 41-year record at ExxonMobil reveal about how he will function as the President’s chief foreign affairs adviser?

Holly McDede

 

Last week, some of the Bay Area’s most celebrated authors came together to share their thoughts about our own democratic moment. The event, presented by Litquake, was called “No Shadow Without Light: Writers Respond to Trump.”

Dear Donald Trump: "I do not think you are the next Hitler"

Jan 24, 2017

Over the weekend, the historic Women's March on Washington drew huge crowds to the nation's capital, with satellite marches taking place all over the world — including here in the Bay Area

Ask an Estonian: A new president of the U.S.?

Jan 23, 2017

Our news department has a visiting journalist this year, Jürgen Klemm, a professional broadcaster from Estonia. His nation borders Russia; in fact, Estonia was part of the Soviet Union until 1991. Jürgen has seen the allegations of Russian involvement in the US election. And he's heard President Trump's statements about NATO. We realized we can learn a lot from Jürgen's perspective, so we're debuting this new segment, 'Ask an Estonian.'

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One of President Trump’s very first official acts was to sign an executive order stating it will be the policy of his Administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The way it was phrased was kind of like those Bay Area ballot measures that may or may not make a difference, like, “The San Francisco Board of Supervisors denounce the war in Iraq”; in other words, it doesn’t actually put anything definitive into effect. But Congress is already responding to that, and opponents of the ACA are looking for ways to cut costs.

  

 How did President Obama deal with the news media? we’ll discuss Barack Obama's press freedom legacy, and Trumps’s hostility toward the press.

On the next Your Call, we’ll bring you a two hour special edition of the media roundtable. In the first hour, we’ll discuss reactions to Donald Trump’s Presidency in the Europe and Mexico. We'll also talk about coverage of the confirmation hearings. Join us live from at 10am, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Dear Donald Trump: "I am not your convenient vagina"

Jan 19, 2017
George Baker

This Saturday, millions of people will take to the streets in cities across the country in concert with the Women’s March on Washington.

Dear Donald Trump: "We may have lost the presidency, but we didn't get our asses kicked."

Jan 18, 2017
G. Billie Quijano

This Saturday, millions of people will take to the streets in cities across the country in concert with the Women’s March on Washington.

Dear Donald Trump: "You may think you have all the power. You are wrong."

Jan 17, 2017
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This Saturday, millions of people will take to the streets in cities across the country in concert with the Women’s March on Washington.

NPR

The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating a news conference with President-elect Donald Trump, expected at 11 am ET/8am PT on Wednesday.


 What would a Jeff Sessions Department of Justice look like?

 


How are tech workers planning to resist Donald Trump?

East Bay Express

The deadline for submitting an essay has been extended to Jan. 11. See details below! 

Update: President Donald J. Trump signed an executive action on Jan. 25, 2017 to withhold federal grants from "sanctuary cities." 

When Donald Trump is inaugurated as President of the United States on Jan. 20, part of his 100-day action plan is to block federal funding to sanctuary cities. San Francisco received approximately $1 billion in federal funds last year. Berkeley, Oakland, and San Jose also stand to lose funding.

 

On the November 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the electoral college.

On the November 29th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with investigative journalist and author David Cay Johnston about Donald Trump’s tax proposal.

Your Call: Media coverage of white supremacy

Nov 18, 2016

On the November 18th edition  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Steve Bannon, former chief editor of the extreme right news and propaganda site, Breitbart.com -- and now Donald Trump's chief strategist.

Your Call: Women in public office cracking the glass ceiling

Nov 16, 2016

 

On the November 16th edition of Your Call, from nasty woman to pantsuit nation, how did gender play out in the 2016 elections?

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