Politics

5:25pm

Mon March 9, 2015
Politics

A place in the Tenderloin where sleep is sacred

People fill the pews at St. Boniface church

Every morning in the Tenderloin, when people all around San Francisco are starting to wake up, around 30 people gather at St. Boniface Church, waiting to go sleep. This is the story of one morning.

5:45 a.m.

When I arrive, I see Josephine Piroelle bundled up in two hooded sweatshirts, a hat, and mittens.

“Like a car runs on fuel, a person won’t run without any sleep,” she tells me.

Piroelle has been homeless on and off for a while. A month ago, she says, her boyfriend kicked her out of his place.

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11:15am

Fri March 6, 2015
Politics

Your Call Weekly Kudos: March 06, 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:

Eli Clifton, reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute who focuses on money in politics and US foreign policy.

Chris McGreal, senior writer for Guardian US. He is a former Washington correspondent and was previously posted in Johannesburg and in Jerusalem.

Golnar Motevalli, Tehran based correspondent for Bloomberg News

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12:21am

Fri March 6, 2015
Politics

Your Call:Netanyahu's speech to Congress

  On the March 6th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and his attacks on president Obama over Iran/US nuclear talks. What forces are influencing US/Iran relations? And how serious are diplomatic tensions between Washington and Tel Aviv?  We’ll be joined by the Nation’s Eli Clifton, the Guardian’s Chris McCreal and Bloomberg’s Golnar Motevalli. What grabbed your attention this week? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:32am

Mon March 2, 2015
Politics

Your Call: What are the solutions to homelessness?

On the March 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growing homeless population in the Bay Area. More than 22 percent of US’ homeless people live in the state. According to a new report, California cities have dealt with homelessness through laws criminalizing vagrancy. San Francisco issues 3,000 citations a year for sleeping, standing or panhandling in public, so what needs to change? And what’s being done in other parts of the country? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

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12:00pm

Fri February 27, 2015
Politics

Your Call Weekly Kudos: February 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

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