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This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of state sanctioned violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. More than 20,000 people have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh.

 


How are tech workers planning to resist Donald Trump?

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How are California legislators planning to resist Donald Trump and his administration?

Your Call: How are groups organizing to resist Donald Trump?

Jan 3, 2017

We’ll begin a weeklong series discussing how a broad coalition of civil society and labor organizations are organizing against Donald Trump’s anti-democratic agenda.

Your Call: California's Native American Genocide

Dec 27, 2016

 

We'll hear Rose Aguilar's conversation with historian Benjamin Madley about his groundbreaking and heartbreaking book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873

Your Call: What journalism stood out in 2016?

Dec 23, 2016

 


On the December 23rd edition of  Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week, on the last media roundtable of 2016, we will discuss how the media’s incessant and often uncritical coverage of Donald Trump and what they have learned from his electoral college victory.

What is the future of Bernie Sander’s movement? We’ll have a conversation with Becky Bond, senior adviser to the Sanders campaign and co-author of Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything.

On the next Your Call, what's next for North Carolina? The Republican legislature has passed last-minute legislation aimed at stripping powers from incoming Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and the state's Supreme Court. 

  On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss ongoing coverage of Russia’s possible intervention in the US presidential election. We’ll also look at ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson and his transition from the boardroom to the State Department.

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Even though Bay Area voters chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a huge margin, on January 20th Donald Trump will become president of all of America, including California.  

On the December 2nd edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing major ground and air assault on eastern Aleppo by Russia, the Syrian regime, and its regional allies.

 

On the November 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the electoral college.

On the November 25th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with media scholar Robert McChesney about the political economy of the mass media and journalism in the US.

Your Call: California's Native American genocide

Nov 21, 2016

On the November 21st edition of Your Call, hear Rose Aguilar's conversation with historian Benjamin Madley about his groundbreaking and heartbreaking book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873

Your Call: Media coverage of white supremacy

Nov 18, 2016

On the November 18th edition  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Steve Bannon, former chief editor of the extreme right news and propaganda site, Breitbart.com -- and now Donald Trump's chief strategist.

Your Call: Women in public office cracking the glass ceiling

Nov 16, 2016

 

On the November 16th edition of Your Call, from nasty woman to pantsuit nation, how did gender play out in the 2016 elections?

Your Call: Hacking the Election

Nov 14, 2016

 

On the November 14th edition of Your Call, we look at how hacking affected the 2016 Presidential campaign  

Your Call: Hard lessons of 2016 election

Nov 10, 2016

 


On the November 10th edition of Your Call, we discuss lessons of 2016 for progressives in electoral politics.  

Your Call: Hate won, now what?

Nov 9, 2016
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On the November 11th edition of Your Call, what’s next after Election Day?

On the November 8th edition of  Your Call, it’s Election Day! We’ll have a conversation about the 2016 presidential race.

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Back in 1898, San Francisco and Vallejo were among the first cities in the nation to exercise direct democracy, where specific policy questions are put before voters. 


ELECTION BRIEFS: Measure RR - BART bonds

Nov 4, 2016

BART opened 44 years ago, in 1972. Now, the system is wearing out. Break-downs and delays have become more common, and as our population grows, the system has become overcrowded.

Prop V is known as "the soda tax" and "the grocery tax," but on the ballot it’s “the tax on distributing sugar-sweetened beverages.” Okay, so what’s a "sugar-sweetened beverage?"

ELECTION BRIEF: Prop T - Regulating lobbying

Nov 4, 2016

Prop T would set restrictions on lobbyists making financial contributions to elected officials.

Prop Q is about clarifying the city’s policy on homeless tent encampments. Right now, tents and other make-shift shelters often violate a few rules, like sit/lie or public nuisance ordinances and other rules against blocking sidewalks. Prop Q would make them specifically illegal.

Prop P is one of several super technical housing policy measures on the San Francisco ballot. It would change the way the city picks developers to build affordable housing on public land.

  On the November 4th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage the ongoing mass mobilization against the construction of $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline, which Native Americans say will destroy sacred sites and threaten their water supply.

Every Thursday through Election Day, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focused on local and state elections, the voting system, and the democratic process in California

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On the November 3rd edition of Your Call,  we’ll have a conversation about key down-ballot races.

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