Syria

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.

Your Call: Reflections on the presidential debate

Oct 10, 2016

On the October 10th edition of Your Call, we'll break down the second Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

On the September 30th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the deadly air bombardments on Aleppo, Syria, and the worsening humanitarian situation in the besieged city.

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.

Your Call: Burning country: Syrians in revolution & war

Apr 13, 2016

On April 13th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami about their new book Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War.

On the March 11th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Syria refugee crisis. The devastating war in Syria has created one of the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history. Eight million Syrians are internally displaced, with more than four million others in neighboring countries, and hundreds of thousand risking death to reach the Europe.With countries shutting down their borders, how are the media covering the worsening refugee...

Your Call weekly kudos: February 19th, 2016

Feb 19, 2016

On the February 19th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable.

Gay and Syrian: One refugee’s journey to San Francisco

Feb 10, 2016
Eli Wirtschafter

Subhi Nahas remembers the exact day when he knew he’d have to leave Syria. It was the Spring of 2012. He was twenty four, on a bus, going to university take a final exam. It was the last exam he needed to graduate.

Courtesy Edward Miguel

Some scientists are saying that you can’t talk about the global refugee crisis without talking about another crisis: climate change.

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 Weekly Kudos: January 8th, 2016

Jan 8, 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. Guests: Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for BuzzFeed News based in Istanbul gave kudos to fellow panelist Lee Fang for his coverage of Saudi Arabia at the Intercept. Also, Borzou gave kudos to The Guardian's Kareen Shaheen and his coverage of Syria. Lee Fang, investigative reporter at the Intercept sent kudos to his colleague Glenn Greenwald at...

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: 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.

Hannah Kingsley-Ma

Two young trombone players are performing a duet inside a shipping container in a emptied lot in Hayes Valley. The musicians, Harry Gonzalez and Brett Wyatt, are from the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, and they address their audience through the screen in front of them.

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.

Twitter/Syria Civil Defence

On the October 2nd edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, the war in Syria dominated discussions at the UN General Assembly meeting in New York and Russia became the 13th country to bomb Syria.

Your Call Weekly Kudos: September 4th, 2015

Sep 4, 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 this week's Alternative Radio , David Barsamian celebrates the 30 year relationship between AR and Noam Chomsky , acclaimed linguist and foremost critic of American foreign policy. On the program, Chomsky offers his critique of the current U.S. intervention in the Middle East in a talk entitled "ISIS, the Kurds & Turkey." Monday at 1pm.

Your Call: Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

Oct 17, 2014

On October 17th edition of Your Call, it’s out Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the intense clashes between the Kurds and ISIS forces in the city of Kobani, near the Turkish border with Syria. Why has Kobani been getting so much media attention? We will also talk about Turkey’s relationship with the Kurds. We’ll be joined by investigative journalist Reese Erlich and the Christian Science Monitor’s Alex Christie-Miller will join us from Turkey. Join the...

Your Call: UN General Assembly, climate change & ISIS

Sep 26, 2014

On the September 26th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we discuss coverage of the People's Climate March and the UN Climate Summit in New York. We will also talk about the United States’ widening military intervention in Iraq and Syria. We’ll be joined by the Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg and McClatchy’s Jonathan Landay -- and the Financial Times’ Borzou Daragahi joins us from Baghdad. Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Matt Martin. Guests:...

Your Call: Old debts & new wars

Sep 19, 2014

On the September 19th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s war plan for Iraq and Syria. We will also talk about the investigation into the debt collection industry. We’ll be joined by Propublica’s Paul Kiel and the Nation’s Zoe Carpenter. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you Guests: Paul Kiel, covers consumer finance for ProPublica . He is the author The Great American Foreclosure Story...

Five Percent Movement via www.fivemovement.org

The conflict in Syria has been raging for three years now. While other Arab countries witnessed the "Arab Spring", Syria's spring hasn’t happened yet. The government is shelling territory held by rebels – the Free Syrian Army – and it's gotten so messy with other militant groups infiltrating the country, that it is a completely chaotic situation. Some Syrians, including Syrian Americans, have lost hope in any political process to solve the crisis, and have found other ways to help their...

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On the next Your Call, it’s our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the parliamentary questioning of Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger. He’s accused of of helping terrorists by publicizing top secret information leaked by Edward Snowden. We’ll also discuss coverage of Syria. For the first time, the UN has accused President Ashar al-Assad of committing war crimes. We’ll be joined by the Washington Post's Liz Sly and Free Press’s Josh Stearns. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Will Durst: Zero Hero

Nov 11, 2013

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW. Hey guys, Will Durst here with a few choice words about the liberal exodus off the presidential bandwagon - which is approaching klaxon fire drill evacuation levels. Even inside his own party there seems to be a few questions about Obama's leadership skills, which according to some, is similar to Paula Deen Apollo Theater bookings. It splits...

Note: Will Durst is a comedian and you may find some of his material offensive, or worse, not funny. His views do not necessarily reflect those of KALW. Hey guys, Will Durst here with a few choice words about the sticky icky tricky situation currently going down around Syria! You could say this commentary is going to be semi-serious...and semi-not, because it's a tale of conundrums. I'll start with the president, who has gotten pretty good at playing both sides against the middle. Learned to...

BBC coverage of President Obama's Address to the Nation, with commentary and background provided by the BBC's Tim Franks. Tuesday at 6pm.

BBC coverage of President Obama's Address to the Nation, with commentary and background provided by the BBC's Tim Franks. Tuesday at 6pm.

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