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Your Call Weekly Kudos: July 24, 2015

Jul 24, 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.

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Another recreational ballot iniative announced… Drought becomes a campaign issue… Group calls on RICO Act to stop marijuana sales… Terry Gross hears about medical marijuana… and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Daily news roundup for Monday, June 22, 2015

Jun 22, 2015
Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Oakland Claims Record for Soul Train Line // Inside Bay Area
"OAKLAND -- We already know Oakland's got soul. Now, the city apparently has the distinction of holding the world record for a "Soul Train"-style dance line.

  

On the May 27th edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about what we can learn from police forces in other countries. Last year, British police fired their weapons just three times. Most police officers in Britain, Ireland, Norway, Iceland and New Zealand don’t carry guns, even when they’re on patrol. President Obama recently banned the sale of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies. How will this affect how US police handle conflict? What other changes should be made? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

In the last decade Bollywood has snuck into America. Bollywood aerobics. Bollywood theme parties. It even snuck into the Oscars via Slumdog Millionaire.

But nothing prepared me for the oddest couple of all - Bollywood and geopolitics.

 

Your Call: What is the cost of burning coal?

Apr 22, 2015

  

What is the cost of burning coal? On the April 22nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Richard Martin, author of Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet. Coal has become a battleground in the fight against climate change. Martin traveled to Wyoming, West Virginia, and China to meet people on the front lines of the war on coal. He asks: Can we shut down Big Coal in time to save the planet – and ourselves? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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What do you want to know about President Obama’s war resolution and ISIS? On the February 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the President’s request for Congress to authorize military actions against ISIS. For the past six months, the US and coalition forces have carried out more than 2,000 bombing raids against ISIS positions in Syria and Iraq. What has been the result of those bombings? And what are the details of this latest war resolution? What questions do you have and where do you stand? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

  

On the November 20th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation with former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps. Just hours after the President reaffirmed his support for net neutrality, the Washington Post reported that the Obama’s appointed FCC Chair Tom Wheeler told business executives that he prefers a “more nuanced solution.” Wheeler is a former lobbyist for the cable and telecom industry. What do you want to know about the politics of the FCC? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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M.W. Benutzer

Free pot for petition signers…  US House says banks should be able to work with dispensaries… Events canceled... Gambling and cannabis don’t mix in Nevada… and more

LEGALIZATION

San Jose advocates giving away grass to petition signers // SF Weekly      Give-away is an attempt to qualify a referendum on the ballot that would overturn strict zoning regulations for dispensaries.

BBC coverage of President Obama's Address to the Nation, with commentary and background provided by the BBC's Tim Franks.  Tuesday at 6pm.

BBC coverage of President Obama's Address to the Nation, with commentary and background provided by the BBC's Tim Franks.  Tuesday at 6pm.

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When you are undocumented in this country, it usually means you carry around a very big secret. So naturally, even when the president says he’s getting serious about immigration reform – as he did yesterday in Nevada – it’s still hard for undocumented people to believe they might find a legal place in society.

Thank God we made it to the new year. And now we're deep enough into it that many of us have occasionally remembered to write 2013 on our checks. As a public service, we have decided to help out with a couple of resolutions that should have been made of for this, the fourth year of the second decade of the 21st century, but probably weren't...

The Bay Area Muslim community includes at least 100, 000 people. There's a large Afghan community in the East Bay, a sizable South Asian population in the South Bay, and the Peninsula is home to large Arab American and Iranian American groups.

Historically, the Muslim community has voted Republican – until 2008 when they voted for President Obama. However, many say they are now disappointed by his presidency, especially in terms of issues like closing Guantanamo Bay, renewing the Patriot Act, and the continuing drone attacks in Pakistan.

On the next Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the first presidential debate. What did you think of the questions? We’ll also talk about Wal-Mart Workers Strike at Multiple Stores across the country, and Venezuela's  presidential election. We’ll be joined by veteran journalist David Cay Johnston, freelance journalist Josh Eidelson,and the Guardian’s Rory Carroll. Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. Where did you see the best reporting this week?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Courtesy of San Francisco Republican Party Facebook page

It's almost six o'clock in the evening and people are slowly gathering at a lawyer's office in the Mission District to watch the first Presidential candidate debate. The host of the party is longtime San Francisco Republican Leonard Lacayo. He’s greeting everyone at the door. Inside, right next to the entrance, there is a small sign indicating that this is the Ronald Reagan Building.

Join KALW for NPR's special coverage of the third anf inal debate between Democratic nominee President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Governor Mitt Romney, hosted by Guy Raz and Audie Cornish.  Monday from 6-8pm.

Click here to follow NPR's complete election coverage, including real-time fact-checking during the debate. 

There’s more bad news for teen boys smoking cannabis, but some good news for adults with certain cancers:

On today's Your Call, as the Democratic National Convention is underway, we’ll talk about the Democratic Party.  Support for gay marriage, abortion rights, and organized labor have all been included in a draft of the party’s platform this year.  Who are the people standing behind the Democrats?  And how has support for President Obama changed since 2008?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  What does it mean to be a Democrat today?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

Guests:

Ashleyanne Krigbaum

This morning, thousands of young undocumented immigrants became eligible for temporary legal status due to the implementation of President Obama's policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which is considered the most expansive immigration policy to take effect in the past 25 years. The federal initiative grants access to work permits and temporary protection from deportation to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

All of America should drop to its knees and thank the GOP for providing America with our replacement fireworks. Cities all over the country this year were forced to cancel Fourth of July festivities due to lack of money, fear of fire, and incompetent computers.

Out In The Bay: The Immigration Front

Jul 13, 2012

The Immigration Front. Every day bi-national LGBT couples are denied the same rights as heterosexual couples. Fighting for their lives instead of being free to live them, these couples are subject to the homophobia of antiquated immigration laws. But under Obama, there is both hope and change. Marilyn talks with author Judy Rickard about her book, "Torn Apart," a chronicle of over 20 couples struggling with this punishing policy, and Lavi Soloway, attorney for many of the cases being challenged.

The President cashes in at Bay Area ATM

Feb 17, 2012
Pete Souza / Official White House Photo

There were two sides to the story of President Obama’s appearance at a San Francisco fundraiser Thursday night. One happened inside the Masonic Center on Nob Hill. The other took place immediately outside.