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 On the June 20th edition of Your Call, Loretta Ross joins us to discuss the book, Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Rights.

Your Call: Media coverage of the Orlando tragedy

Jun 17, 2016

On the June 18th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Orlando shootings.

Your Call: Life and death in Palestine

Jun 13, 2016

On the June 14th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with award winning journalist Ben Ehrenreich about his new book “The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine.”

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When events like last weekend's mass shooting made the headlines, it can be hard to make sense of such a tragedy. And often times, we'll look outside of ourselves to get the perspective we need.

Your Call: The Pulse LGBT nightclub massacre

Jun 13, 2016
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On the June 13th edition of Your Call, guest host Renee Kemp will open the lines to talk about about the mass shooting in Orlando and its aftermath. 

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  On the June 10th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, We’ll discuss coverage of the worsening conditions in Fallujah, Iraq. The city has been under ISIS control for the past two years.

 


Californians waited a long time to see if their votes would make a difference in the presidential race, and they nearly made it to the finish line.

Your Call: Your vote still matters, California!

Jun 7, 2016
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On the June 7th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about Election Day! 

Your Call: Big money in politics

Jun 3, 2016
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On the June 3rd edition of Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. How is campaign financing affecting the elections?

 

San Francisco voters will recognize two familiar names in the state Senate box on their primary ballots. Current City Supervisors Jane Kim and Scott Wiener are both running for District 11 representing San Francisco and northern parts of San Mateo County.

 

 

On the back porch of Mr. Lucky’s restaurant in Pleasant Hill about 12 people have ordered drinks and are eating chicken fingers and onion rings with ranch dressing.

  

On the May 30th edition of Your Call, we'll revisit our conversation with Jane Mayer about her new book Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

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 On the May 27th edition of Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s visits to Vietnam and Japan. 

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.

Your Call: Media coverage of homelessness

May 19, 2016

  On the May 20th edition of Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of homelessness in California.

On the May 18th edition of Your Call, national radio commentator Jim Hightower joins us to discuss ubiquitous corporate influence on lawmakers. 

Your Call: American Nuremberg

May 16, 2016

  On the May 17th edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation with professor Rebecca Gordon about her new book "American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes."

Your Call: What's the matter with Democrats?

May 15, 2016

On the May 16th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with historian and author Thomas Frank about his new book Listen, Liberal, or What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? 

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.

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