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Your Call Weekly Kudos: June 05, 2015

Jun 5, 2015

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.

Guest:

Carlotta Gall, Pulitzer Prize winning NY Times correspondent, and author of The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

Mark Danner, veteran journalist, professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at ­Berkeley, and author of " Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War"

Your Call Weekly Kudos: February 27, 2015

Feb 27, 2015

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:

Trevor Timm, co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation

Marisa Taylor, investigative reporter with McClatchy in Washington DC

Craig Aaron, president of Free Press

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Harper’s Scott Horton about his new book, The Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Foreign Policy. He notes that national security issues have increasingly faded from the political agenda, due in part to the growth of government secrecy. How has government secrecy impacted democratic insinuations and citizen participation in domestic and foreign policy debates? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Your Call: James Risen vs. The National Security State

Jan 2, 2015

On the January 2nd, 2015 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning investigative New York Times reporter James Risen about his new book “Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War.” He argues that the US has become accustomed to a permanent state of war and President Obama’s greatest achievement has been to make the national security state permanent. So what does it mean to live a national security state? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar.

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On the November 19th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll speak with Shane Harris, author of @War: The Rise of the Military Internet Complex. He writes that protecting cyberspace has become the US government’s top national security priority. Waging war in cyberspace is becoming a private affair. So what does the “military-Internet complex” mean for our personal freedoms and future? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

Guest:

Philosophy Talk surveys the New Surveillance Society

Jul 24, 2014

Recent revelations confirm what many already suspected: not only is Big Brother watching you, he is also potentially reading your emails, listening to your phone calls, mapping your personal networks, and tracking your every move. While many see whistleblowers as heroes, others see them as criminals who ought to be severely punished. So, how should we treat whistleblowers who break the law for moral or political ends? How do we adjudicate between national or corporate security and individual rights?

  



  

  

Your Call: Egypt, NSA and the Koch Brothers' academy

Mar 27, 2014


Today on Your Call: The Snowden files

Feb 28, 2014



Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

Parliamentary Recording Unit, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

On the next  Your Call, it’s our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the parliamentary questioning of Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger. He’s accused of of helping terrorists by publicizing top secret information leaked by Edward Snowden. We’ll also discuss coverage of Syria. For the first time, the UN has accused President Ashar al-Assad of committing war crimes. We’ll be joined by the Washington Post's Liz Sly and Free Press’s Josh Stearns. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.
 

  

Today on Your Call: JFK assassination: 50 years later

Nov 22, 2013


 Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW.

Hey guys,

Turnstyle News: A teen's letter to the NSA

Oct 10, 2013

You can listen to this piece here.

Dear random NSA officer,

It might have been my web search for notorious murderers that led you to my electronic abode but I promise, I don’t share their homicidal interests.

It’s okay if you search through my stuff, though.  Personally, I don’t mind. I have nothing to hide, at least not from you.

AP



Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Jul 5, 2013

  

Dear US Citizen.

Please accept our most egregiously sincere apologies for the difficulties and inconveniences the secret monitoring of your phone records and email and GPS units and foreign travel and bank accounts and yes, even your snail mail has evidently caused.

Today on Your Call:Friday Media Roundtable

Jun 14, 2013