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On the September 15th edition of Your Call, Ian Haney López joins us to discuss his book Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class.

Your Call: Profiting from the poor

Aug 24, 2016

  On the August 25th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Daniel Hatcher about his new book The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America's Most Vulnerable Citizens.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Jul 5, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:
 
San Francisco Considers Tax on Tech Companies to Pay for Boom’s Downside // New York Times

 

Being homeless means it's a daily challenge to get your basic needs met: eating, bathing and using the bathroom. For many women, one extra challenge arises every month when they get their period. 

When most people are on their way to sleep, San Francisco’s Homeless Outreach Team, or SF HOT, is just beginning its graveyard shift.

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On the June 6th edition of Your Call, what if everyone were guaranteed a basic income? 

Matthew Desmond

On the May 13th edition of Your Call, Sociologist Matthew Desmond discusses his new book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” 

THE INTERSECTION: The Tenderloin's union hall

Feb 16, 2016
David Boyer

THE INTERSECTION looks at change in the Bay Area through physical intersections and street corners — where different cultures, desires and histories meet every day.

Season one focuses on Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood that some feel is changing, while others feel it’s getting worse. What you’ll hear this is season is what producer David Boyer found while spending the better part a year getting to know the people who live and work nearby. This is episode three — listen to more.

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.

Mark Tuschman

On the Oct 6th edition of Your Call we'll have a conversation with Mark Tuschman about his new book “Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge.” 

  

On the May 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how to get more from Social Security. The new book Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security by Laurence Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller, and Paul Solman offers strategies for how to maximize this benefit. According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, we’re foregoing nearly $10 billion a year in Social Security spousal benefits. What do you want to know about Social Security? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

March 29 was the last night Delilah Soto slept on the street. She’s a recovering heroin addict who’s been living in a tent in San Francisco’s Mission District with her girlfriend, Rocky Anderson, and their dog Sparta. That night, she learned they had another choice.

Nearby, 1950 Mission St. was dead space. A closed-down school site sitting on premium San Francisco real estate, begging to be repurposed. On March 30, the gates opened on a new pilot program called the “Navigation Center”.

  There are billions of people across the world who are living in poverty.  And it's not uncommon for girls for in developing countries to be married off or working by the time they reach the 5th grade. But if you keep a girl in school, her income opportunities grow by 15% for each year she does stay in school. Meet the new social entrepreneurs, Leila Janah of SamaGroup and Erin Ganju of Room to Read. Breaking the cycle of poverty for millions of women. That's our next Inflection Point.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Apr 7, 2015
Bonnie Chan

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW news.

 Poverty rate still near all time high in bay area // SF Biz Journal

"Not all ships have risen with the tide, especially in the Bay Area. The poverty rate in the region still hovers near its all-time high, with more than 800,000 people living below the poverty line.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Apr 2, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

California Drought: Governor Orders First-Ever Water Restrictions // SFist 

The number of chronically hungry people in the world is over 800 million, yet developed countries are facing health challenges from rising rates of obesity. The growing problems of food security and water scarcity seem an issue of distribution rather than availability. But other factors also influence the status of food and water security worldwide. So where does the problem with food and water security lie? Do developed countries – or any other entities or individuals – have any moral obligations to ensure a global network of water and food security?

Global climate change confronts us not only with well-known pragmatic challenges, but also with less commonly acknowledged moral challenges. Who is responsible for responding to environmental catastrophes around the world? What kind of help does the industrialized world owe developing nations? What values should we hold onto, and which must we discard, in response to the changing climate?

Melanie Young

With the start of a new school year, families all around San Francisco are sending their children off with hopes for a good year and a bright future. But according to Carolina Guzman with the nonprofit Mission Economic Development Agency, or MEDA, children in the Mission District struggle on every rung of the education ladder. She says half the children entering kindergarten aren’t prepared to learn.

Paul Kleyman

More than one in ten people living in the densely packed Tenderloin and mid-Market neighborhoods are age 65 or older, and that percentage is expected to grow significantly in the next decade.


  

Revolutionary Optimists

Jun 12, 2013
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Whenever I hear the words film, slum, Kolkata my heart sinks a little. Whether it’s an Oscar winning documentary or a feature film, it always feels a little queasy – the poor as the object of pity.

Twenty-nine-year-old Mandy Santiago is at the edge of poverty, and on the fringes of this week’s convention in Tampa, Florida. She makes her living, for now, standing on street corners selling the Epoch Newspaper, with her husband and two small children in tow.

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Peter Edelman, author of So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America.  The latest census data shows that 46 million Americans ae now living in poverty. At the same time, social safety nets are being dismantled. Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What will it take to seriously tackle this issue? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and You.

Guest:

Peter Edelman, author of So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America.

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Today on Your Call: Confronting poverty

May 21, 2012

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Barbara Ehrenreich, one of the country's foremost investigative journalists and author of many bestselling books, including Nickel and Dimed. We'll speak with Ehrenreich about her newly launched Economic Hardship Reporting Project, which was formed to help move the crisis of poverty and economic disparities to the center of our national conversation.

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On Monday morning from 10 to Noon, tune to 91.7FM for two hours of critical conversation about rising poverty and inequality in the U.S., its effects on our society and democracy, and how we can take action. 

Cornel West and Tavis Smiley were absolutely floored by the turnout at the Paramount on April 28, in which they discussed the current political climate in the context of "The Rich and the Rest of Us:  A Poverty Manifesto".  If you missed the live event, a pledge of $50 will get you a special DVD we made, $75 gets you their book, or, for a $120 pledge, get both!

On Saturday, more than 1900 people came to The Paramount Theatre in Oakland to hear Tavis Smiley & Dr. Cornel West talk about their new book The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.  

Today on Your Call: How is Poverty Changing the US?

Apr 23, 2012

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with poverty advocate Ethel Long-Scott and Professor Cornel West. Dr. West and Tavis Smiley have written their first book together. The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto is the next step in the journey that began with "The Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience. Over 150 million Americans are persistently poor or near poor. What effective strategies are needed to fight poverty at its roots? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What causes poverty?

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