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Your Call: The future of Bernie Sanders' movement

May 8, 2016

On the May 9th editions Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the future of the progressive movement, which has rallied behind Senator Bernie Sanders.

 

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.

Guests:

Kevin Hall, chief economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers

Kareem Shaheen, Middle East correspondent for the Guardian

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Your Call: Aleppo under attack; the Panama Papers

May 5, 2016

  On the May 6th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria. The recent hospital bombing has killed 250 people and devastated the ancient city of Aleppo.

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This week we’ve been bringing you stories from the families of revolutionaries. And we conclude this series with Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The name Angela Davis is synonymous with revolution. But her niece, Eisa Davis, didn't learn that until later in life. "I did know that my aunt was a public figure of some kind," says Eisa Davis. "And I did know that my mom had done everything she could to save her sister’s life."

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Yuri Kochiyama was known as one of the most fearless activists of her time. She was the daughter of Japanese immigrants, and spent time in an internment camp in the 1940’s.

On the May 3rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig about the history of superdelegates and other issues impacting electoral democracy and political culture in the US.

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Cesar Chavez is remembered for leading the struggle to reform labor laws for exploited workers. The United Farm Workers Movement grabbed the attention of the world as Chavez organized nonviolent protests, grape boycotts, hunger strikes and marches throughout California — ultimately leading to many improvements for farm workers.

On the May 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the prospects for a just peace in Israel and Palestine.

  On the April 26th edition Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Sonia Kennebeck about her new documentary National Bird, which weaves together the chilling stories of three whistle blowers who break the silence around the secret US drone program.

  On the April 22nd edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia and calls by former Senator Bob Graham to declassify a US government top secret 9/11 report.

  On the April 14th edition of Your Call, Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice, joins us to discuss his new book, “The Fight to Vote.” 

Your Call: Burning country: Syrians in revolution & war

Apr 13, 2016

 

On April 13th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami about their new book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War.

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Think it’s hard to find affordable housing in Silicon Valley? Imagine what it’s like to try to find an affordable place to put an entire homeless shelter.

 

Your Call: The fight for independent media

Apr 10, 2016

On the April 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Amy Goodman, award winning journalist, and host of Democracy Now! about her new book, “Democracy NOW!

On April 8th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the ‘Panama Papers, the largest journalistic leak in history.

  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.

Guests:

Rafia Zakaria, journalist, writer, and the author of “The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan.”

Meaghan Winter, freelance journalist 

Jodi Jacobson, editor in Chief of Rewire

Your Call: Lahore tragedy; reproductive rights

Mar 31, 2016
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  On the April 1st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the horrific suicide bombing in Pakistan, which killed 72 people, including 29 children, and wounded more than 300.

Your Call: Protecting the right to vote

Mar 31, 2016
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On the March 31st edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss voter disenfranchisement. 

  On the March 29th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman, authors of Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It.

Your Call: Standing up against hate speech

Mar 27, 2016
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On the March 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growing protests against the hateful and xenophobic rhetoric in the 2016 presidential race.

Your Call: The AIPAC conference; US-Cuba relations

Mar 24, 2016

On the next Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. How will US-Cuba relations change mainstream reporting on Cuba?

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On the March 24th edition of Your Call, we’ll examine the increasing role special interest groups are playing in the California legislature. 

Eli Wirtschafter

The East Bay’s congressional representative Barbara Lee (CA-13) introduced a bill last year that would greatly expand access to abortions. It gets rid of what’s called the Hyde Amendment, the restriction on abortion spending by the federal government.

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  On the March 18th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the mass protests over the corruption scandal involving Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras, which has rocked the country’s political establishment.

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Oakland Tribune crime reporter David DeBolt still remembers when his paper got the call from the Oakland Police Department. They wanted local reporters like him to come to police headquarters to watch police body camera footage of two recent officer-involved shootings.

 On the March 14th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with EMILY’s List founder Ellen R. Malcolm. 

Your Call weekly kudos: March 4th, 2016

Mar 4, 2016

On the March 4th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable.

Your Call: Media coverage of the presidential race

Mar 3, 2016

  

On the March 4th edition of  Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of the Super Tuesday primaries.

San Francisco's bail system on the stand

Mar 2, 2016
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Dora Torres is spending the better part of a hot Monday afternoon at Bail Hotline Bail Bonds trying to get her boyfriend Mark Mabutas out of jail. He was arrested in October, charged with mayhem, criminal threats, and assault with a deadly weapon. It has taken Torres months of raising money to try and bail him out today.

 

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