Fri January 18, 2013
Your Call

Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

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On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the elections in Israel. We’ll also be joined by journalist, Trevor Aaronson, to discuss his new book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's manufactured War on Terrorism. Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Thu January 3, 2013

Investigating the FBI's battle to subvert subversives

Surveillance now takes many forms. From cameras on city street corners, to government traces of emails, texts, tweets, and phone calls, to the rise of domestic drones. It’s unclear, at this point, exactly how much we’re being watched, but we do know that the government – especially the FBI – has a history of surveillance, both legal and illegal. And we know that, in part, because of the work of people like Seth Rosenfeld.

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Wed September 19, 2012
FBI's war on Berkeley radicals

Today on Your Call: How and why did the FBI target radicals at UC Berkeley in the 60s?

On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with Seth Rosenfeld, author of Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power.  “Ultimately,” says Rosenfeld, “this is a cautionary tale about the dangers of secrecy and power.”  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  What are your memories of activism in Berkeley in the 60s?  Or if you’re involved today, have you experienced repression?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


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Mon June 18, 2012
History of the FBI

Today on Your Call: What can the history of the FBI teach us about how the agency works today?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk with Tim Weiner [whiner], author of “Enemies: A History of the FBI.”  Weiner says “A secret police is anathema in a democracy.  But the FBI’s powers make it America’s closest counterpart.”  How has the FBI used its powers over the last century?  And how has it shifted the balance between national security and individual freedom?  Join us Monday at 10am PST or leave a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan and you.


Tim Weiner, author of “Enemies: A History of the FBI”

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Thu June 7, 2012
Cops & Courts

FBI spies on Bay Area mosques

Islamic Society of East Bay

Since 9/11, surveillance of Muslims has been on the rise. New York City made national news in February when the Associated Press broke the story about the NYPD spying on area mosques. AP won a Pullitzer Prize for that reporting.

About a month later, in March, we received similar news much closer to home. The ACLU announced it had documents showing the FBI spied on mosques here in the San Francisco Bay Area between 2004 and 2008.

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