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On the February 10th edition of Your Call, David Talbot joins us to discuss his new book,"The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government." 

Your Call Weekly Kudos: February 5th, 2016

Feb 5, 2016

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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David Dayen, contributing writer to Salon.com, and a weekly columnist at The Fiscal Times. He is the author of the forthcoming book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud

On the February 5th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Super Bowl.

  

On the February 4th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about today’s leading social movements. 

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  On the February 3rd edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the unfolding San Francisco political corruption scandal.

Reveal: Pumped on Trump

Jan 29, 2016
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We’ve heard a lot from Republican candidate Donald Trump since he announced his bid for the presidency.  Trump is buoyed by a rising legion of supporters: people who want to help Trump make America not only great again, but “bigger, better and stronger.”

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 On the January 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Journalist Ioan Grillo about his new book, “Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America.” 

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On the January 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the differences between leading Democratic Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. 

Your Call: Reporting on key issues facing California

Jan 22, 2016

On the January 22nd edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of California Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address and his 2016-17 budget proposal.

  

On the January 15th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Madaya, the town besieged by Syrian forces where people have been dying from starvation.

Your Call: Growing right-wing extremism

Jan 14, 2016

 On the January 14th edition of  Your Call we’ll examine growing right-wing extremism. 

Oakland steps into nationwide gun debate

Jan 13, 2016
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When President Barack Obama announced his executive order tightening rules on selling guns last week, he called on local governments around the country to step up, saying, “all of us need to demand governors and legislators and businesses do their part to make our community safer.”

Your Call: President Obama's foreign policy legacy

Jan 13, 2016

On the January 13th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about President Obama’s final State of the Union address by focusing on his foreign policy.

Tuesday at 6pm, President Barack Obama will deliver the final State of the Union address of his historic presidency.   Tune to KALW for NPR's live anchored coverage of the President's speech, as well as the Republican response from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

On the January 8th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the diplomatic crisis between Iran and Saudi Arabia after the Saudi government executed a prominent Shiite dissident.

Your Call: Student movements making waves

Jan 7, 2016
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  On the January 7th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss student movements sweeping the nation. 

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We are always adjusting the way we sound. It especially depends on the social situation we are in. Linguists call it "code switching," a term originally used for people who would switch between two different languages like Spanish and English.

Your Call: The Syrian civil war

Jan 4, 2016

On the January 5th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with professor Samer Abboud about his new book Syria.

Tune in to hear the 2015-2016 New Year's edition of Politics Takes a Holiday from The Capitol Steps.  You'll have two chances to catch it on KALW:  Thursday, December 31st at 1pm and New Year's Day at 11am.  

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On the December 28th edition of Your Call, we revisit our conversation with film director Stanley Nelson. He joins us to talk about his new documentary, The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution

On the December 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with D. Watkins, author of “The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America."

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On the December 17th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about the power of anti-abortion rhetoric and laws. 

Your Call: San Francisco - A tale of two cities

Dec 14, 2015

On the December 14th edition of  Your Call, we’re talking about how poor and low-income communities are being affected by the Bay Area’s economic boom.

Your Call Weekly Kudos: December 11th, 2015

Dec 11, 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.

On the December 11the edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of islamaphobic and xenophobic rhetoric coming from Republican presidential candidates and right wing news organizations.

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 On the December 2nd edition of Your Call we’ll discuss the rise in Islamophobia. 

On the November 27th  edition of  Your Call, we’ll bring back a conversation with James Vanderbilt, director of Truth, a new film examining the 2004 60 Minutes story that raised questions about George W. Bush’s military service in the National Guard.

Your Call: Syria: How did we get here?

Nov 17, 2015

On the November 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people and injured hundreds.

Leila Day

In the past few months, one particular issue has become a flashpoint around gentrification in Oakland: noise.  

November 16, 2015:  More than 20% of California's foster youth are sent to placements across county lines, restricting their access to mental health care and other services.  Host Joseph Pace discusses this and other challenges facing out state's foster youth.  

What are some of the legislative solutions on the horizon?  Why are the use of group homes and psychotropic medications, among other things, being challenged by foster youth advocates and what are the alternatives?

Producer:  Wendy Holcombe

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