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On the July 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the planned protests during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Tens of thousands of civil rights, anti-poverty and anti-war activists are expected to rally and protest.

Your Call: Where is the Grand Old Party heading?

Jul 18, 2016

On the July 18th edition of  Your Call, we will discuss the state of the Republican Party. The rise of the Tea Party, and the ascendancy of Donald Trump has led to what many describe as the end of the Republican Party.

Your Call: Media coverage of race and racism

Jul 14, 2016
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On the July 15th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the widespread protests against the killing of black men by police.

On the June 12th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the Democratic Party platform, which adopts many of Senator Bernie Sanders’ policies

Your Call: Whistle blowing in the age of Snowden

Jul 11, 2016

On the July 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the Nation’s Mark Hertsgaard about his new book Bravehearts: Whistle-Blowing in the Age of Snowden

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  On the July 8th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the recent massive suicide bombing in Iraq that left more than 250 people dead. Mother Jones’ reporter Shane Bauer will join us to discuss his in-depth investigation into the private prison industry. For four months, he worked as a prison guard at Corrections Corporation of America's Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana. Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On the July 5th 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: Voting Rights matter

Jul 4, 2016

On the July 4th 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: How to end homelessness

Jun 28, 2016

  On the June 29th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our week long series on San Francisco’s homeless crisis by talking about how we got here and real solutions.

Your Call: Media coverage of police misconduct

Jun 23, 2016

On the June 24th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the investigation into the Oakland Police Department’s sex scandal, which has also expanded to the San Francisco Police Department.

On the June 22nd edition of Your Call, Salon’s Editor in Chief David Daley discusses his new book, Rat F**ked, The True Story Behind The Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy.

 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? 

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