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Commemorating a historic week of queer activism

Jul 14, 2015
Die-in, Downtown San Francisco


Pink Saturday is a huge street party that takes place every year on the night before the San Francisco Pride Parade. Thousands of people from all over the Bay Area and the country come out to dance in the streets of the city’s Castro District. But how many know the history behind the celebration?


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On the July 10th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable.  This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the economic crisis in Greece.

Your Call: Greece - what happens now?

Jul 7, 2015

On the July 7th edition of  Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the future of the Greek economy and its relations with its European partners.

On July 3rd edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario about her memoir It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War.


Nor Kathem has his eye on the clock. He has set the alarm on his phone to go off when his parking meter will expire. He doesn’t want to get a parking ticket in downtown San Jose. 

Kathem has an athlete’s swagger and sense of timing. He has been a refugee in three different countries, so even though he is only 20, he knows a lot about running out of time.

On the June 26th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the massacre at the historic AME church in Charleston, South Carolina.

San Francisco is considered a national leader in pro-environmental policy, advocacy, and education. And while the City is a pioneer in recycling it may be getting tougher on street recyclers who scavenge from blue bins throughout the city.

Street recycling is a growing underground economy. And it is illegal. In 2012, Supervisor Christina Olague requested a hearing looking into how much money the City was losing because of scavengers, as well as ways to prevent the practice. Ben Trefny had the story.

This story by originally aired on March 29, 2012.

Your Call: Making music under occupation

Jun 19, 2015

On the June 19th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with veteran journalist Sandy Tolan about his new book, "Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land.”

Your Call: How has dissent shaped U.S. history?

Jun 11, 2015

On the June 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with historian Ralph Young on the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States. The book Dissent: History of an American Idea, chronicles a history of dissenters who went against the grain. It spans dissent from colonial times to the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements in the 21st century. What is considered dissent and what isn’t? What can the history of dissent tell us about how social change happens? It’s Your Call, with David Onek, and you.


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.


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"