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View all of KALW's election coverage here, from Bay Area cities to the White House and beyond. 

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On the January 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the differences between leading Democratic Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. 

On the January 8th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the diplomatic crisis between Iran and Saudi Arabia after the Saudi government executed a prominent Shiite dissident.

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On the November 4th edition of Your Call, we’ll recap the outcomes of election day. 

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Mayor Ed Lee was a big winner, yesterday, in San Francisco’s elections, for more reasons than just being voted into another term in office.

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Several candidates are on the ballot of this year's San Francisco election. In such a case, how does the city guarantee that someone actually wins the race, when the vote is split so many ways?

 

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Tuesday is election day in San Francisco. Five people are running to unseat Mayor Ed Lee – and one of them is Kent Graham, who has a business background and worked as an accounting and financial manager in the healthcare industry for more than 35 years. 

City Visions: San Francisco Election Special

Nov 1, 2015

 

November 2, 2015: San Francisco voters head to the polls Tuesday to consider measures addressing affordable housing, building height limits, restrictions on Airbnb and a development moratorium in the Mission district. And they'll decide on the city's next mayor, sheriff and District 3 supervisor. City Visions discusses the props and the candidates. Guests:

-Lisa Feldstein, assistant professor of public affairs, University of San Francisco

10/29: Gaga for garlic

Oct 30, 2015


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This November’s ballot brings with it proposed legislation to battle the city’s affordable housing crisis -- but there’s also a proposition addressing the problem of rising commercial rents, too.

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KALW’s Ben Trefny talks with Amy Farah Weiss about her candidacy for San Francisco Mayor.

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Amy Farah Weiss is on the ballot as one of six candidates to be mayor of San Francisco. Weiss was born in Berkeley and raised in San Jose. She’s the daughter of union workers, and she’s the first generation in her family to go to college, earning a master’s degree in Organizational Development and Training from S.F. State in 2010. Amy Farah Weiss sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny to talk about her campaign.

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On the October 28th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about what’s at stake for San Francisco and the greater Bay Area in the upcoming election. 

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We’re one week away from election day, and San Francisco has a contentious race for sheriff. All three candidates were on the KALW program City Visions last week. KALW’s Colin Peden put together this report from their discussion. 


10/27: Parental Leave in California

Oct 27, 2015

 


 

Airbnb has been reshaping the way San Franciscans think about property from the time the company was founded seven years ago. Since then, the company has grown, largely unregulated, to a $25 billion market valuation.

 

KALW's Ben Trefny sits down with Stuart Schuffman to talk about why he's running for mayor. 

 


 

San Franciscans will be making a big decision in a couple weeks about who will lead their city for the next four years. The incumbent, Mayor Ed Lee, is generally expected to win in an off-year election, with a historically low turnout. But there are five other candidates running.

 


 

If you live in San Francisco, you’ve got local elections coming up next month; are you planning on voting? Last year, only about a third of eligible San Franciscans made it out to the polls. This year you might want to.

 

City Visions covers the contentious San Francisco Supervisor's race for District 3.

 

We’re less than two weeks away from local elections, including a mayoral race in San Francisco. One of the candidates is educator, musician, and activist Francisco Herrera. KALW's Ben Trefny sat down with Herrera to talk about his candidacy.

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San Francisco voters will see two competing clean-energy propositions on their ballots in November: Propositions G and H. But, what they won’t see is that the electrical union workers union that wrote Prop G is now actually supporting H.

10/15: The battle over Mission Rock

Oct 15, 2015


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On November 3rd, the San Francisco Giants will ask voters to support Proposition D for permission to build a neighborhood of high-rises, homes, restaurants and shops on the parking lot across from McCovey Cove.

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KALW’s Ben Trefny talks one-on-one with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee about his candidacy for re-election.

 

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Since Ed Lee was elected mayor of San Francisco four years ago, the city’s economy has seen a radical turnaround. Unemployment has dropped from over eight percent to less than four percent. The city’s budget has grown bigger than ever – to nearly nine billion dollars a year.

Monday, October 19:  As part of City Vision's election coverage, guest host Eric Jansen sat down with the incumbent, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his challengers, former interim Sheriff Vicki Hennessy and former Sheriff's Lieutenant John Robinson, to discuss the issues at stake in the election for Sheriff of the City and County of San Francisco.

Your Call: Media and electoral politics

May 29, 2015

One the May 29th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and the mayoral victory of anti-eviction activist Ada Colau in Barcelona. We’ll also discuss coverage of Uber’s rising political influence in Washington. We’ll be joined by the Center for Public Integrity’s Dave Levinthal, YES! Magazine’s Sarah van Gelder, and independent journalist Miguel-Anxo Murado. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

I was reporting on India’s 2014 general election which would bring Narendra Modi to power a year ago.

Sultan, though that’s not his real name, was officially hired as my driver, much younger than me. But it was quite clear very early on who was the top dog in our relationship.

  

On the May 21st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with citizen advocate and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader about his latest book Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President, 2001-2015. Over the past decade, Nader wrote 100 letters to presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama about everything from tax cuts to US foreign policy.  He never received a response. In the 60s and 70s, letters to Presidents received media attention and sparked change. What sparks change today? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

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