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Surgeon General to review drug rules… RICO charges dropped in Berkeley… Mexican farmers converting to other crops… Kosher cannabis… Year-end review… and more.

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California coalitions begin to form around “Adult Use” measure… Look inside a Cannabis Cup… South American news…  Banking survey… What Rick Steves says… and more.

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Sean “The Disruptor” Parker joins the cause… Growers required to register… “Armed commandos” threaten Mendo growers… Feds investigate working conditions for bud-trimmers… and more.

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“Adult Use of Marijuana Act” gets big boost // SF Weekly   This 2016 ballot initiative pulls ahead in a crowded field.

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Justice Dept. must follow Congressional rule on dispensaries… Taxi testing in San Francisco… Oakland ready to cash in on cannabis… Our neighbors consider legalization… and more.

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On the June 24th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Connected by Coffee, a documentary about the lives and history of the people who grow coffee.

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Hash oil explosions targeted by lawmaker… Cops behaving badly… Jimi Hendrix is now a brand… Giants hire a pot user… and more.

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Your Call Weekly Kudos: November 7, 2014

Nov 7, 2014

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

This week we spoke with:

Guests:

David Dayen, contributing writer to Salon.com, and a weekly columnist at The Fiscal Times.

Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News and the author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness

Brad Friedman, investigative blogger, journalist and broadcaster

Your Call: Protests in Mexico & the midterm elections

Nov 7, 2014
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On the November 7th edition of Your Call, it’s Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the midterm elections, voter ID laws, and voter suppression.  We’ll also talk about the mass protests in Mexico over the disappearance of 43 students. We will be joined by Salon’s David Dayen, Brad Blog’s Brad Friedman and the Dallas Morning News’ Alfredo Corchado. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

David Dayen, contributing writer to Salon.com, and a weekly columnist at The Fiscal Times.

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Jamaica & Mexico consider legalization… DEA threatens doctors in Massachusetts… Business certification program begins… “High Maintenance” Internet series praised… and more.

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The State We’re In: “Do the Right Thing” In Mexico, investigative journalism can be a life-threatening profession. Sergio Haro is a veteran reporter for the muckraking Mexican weekly, Zeta.

TAMAULIPAS -- The Mexican state of Tamaulipas has become the epicenter of the Narco War. In this bloody conflict, it has become difficult to name the antagonists, or demand explanations for so much blood. In the face such horror, reporter Lizzy Cantú wonders, how do you live in silence?

This story was a co-production with the cultural magazine Etiqueta Negra based in Lima, Perú. 

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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Dec 7, 2012

On today's Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of the budget and tax standoff between Republicans and President Obama.  We’ll ask Decode DC’s Andrea Seabrook and the Huffington Post’s Michael McAuliff: Who’s doing reporting that takes us beyond the official narratives?  Mexico has a new President from an old party – the PRI’s Enrique Pena Nieto – we’ll hear from NPR’s Carrie Kahn about the nationwide protests following his inauguration.  It's Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and you.

Guests: