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Donald Trump has nominated more than five times as many judges to the federal courts as Barack Obama had at this point in his Presidency.

  

Who's running the government under Donald Trump? That’s the question journalist John Nichols explores in his new book, Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America

Your Call: How should we talk about race and class in the Trump era?

Aug 27, 2017

  

In the wake of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and this weekend’s events in the Bay Area, we are having a much-needed conversation about race in this country.

  

While Donald Trump’s outrageous tweets and speeches make headline news, his administration is fundamentally reshaping US health, safety, and environmental rules. A New York Times series explores the “reshaping of regulations under the Trump administration.” Every week, Politico reports on “5 things Trump did while you weren’t looking.”

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Monday at 6pm Pacific Time, KALW will broadcast NPR's special coverage of President Trump's address on "the path forward" in Afghanistan.  Follow fact-checks and real-time analysis from NPR journalists here.

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Since 1991, teen pregnancies have declined by 67% in the United States. However, rates remain higher in the US than in other industrialized nations, and teen pregnancies have significant social and economic repercussions.

  

This week, shocking images of Syrian refugees who died in Lebanese military custody, allegedly during or after torture, have received widespread coverage. The majority of Syrian refugees are living in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. Who’s telling their stories? 

Your Call: Is this really organic?

Jul 18, 2017
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How do you know your organic food is really organic?

 

Your Call: San Francisco Mime Troupe Launches “Walls”

Jul 5, 2017
San Francisco Mime Troupe

For the past 58 years, the San Francisco Mime Troupe has been fighting oppression by creating socially relevant theater and making us laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life. 

If you’ve never seen the Mime Troupe, they’re not actual mimes. They use the word 'mime' in the ancient sense: to mimic. They talk. They sing. And they make a lot of noise. 

This year's performance, 'Walls,' asks: How can a nation of mostly immigrants declare war on immigration?

A spate of lynchings in India has Sandip thinking that the U.S. and his home country are not so different.

What will the next four years look like for public education? Betsy DeVos, the new Secretary of Education, has spent years successfully working to privatize education in Michigan, and Donald Trump's budget calls for $9 billion in cuts to the Department of Education.

Muslim Americans in the heartland reckon with sting of national politics

Mar 28, 2017
Daniella Cheslow

 

President Trump campaigned on a promise to ban Muslims from the United States, and imposed travel restrictions on people from several Muslim-majority countries in his first few days in office. These moves have rattled Muslim-Americans, even those who have lived in the U.S., for generations. One of those communities is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

What does Trump mean for transportation in the Bay Area?

Feb 23, 2017
Eli Wirtschafter

President Trump has promised to rebuild America’s transportation network. He’s also signed an executive order saying he’ll take away funding from sanctuary cities -- places like San Francisco and Oakland that don’t fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

 Ethan Elkind and guests explore America's escalating distrust in the media. How are the economics of journalism, “fake news”, politicians and partisan news sources undermining our trust in the press? 

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This week, on the media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump’s executive actions. The administration has ordered the EPA to stop communicating with the public and giving out grants. Trump also says he will bring back torture and black sites.

Holly McDede

 

Last week, some of the Bay Area’s most celebrated authors came together to share their thoughts about our own democratic moment. The event, presented by Litquake, was called “No Shadow Without Light: Writers Respond to Trump.”

Jason Clark, the chairman of the San Francisco Republican Party, is optimistic about the new administration despite the vitriol of the campaign. Clark, who is gay, spoke with KALW's Julie Caine about President Trump's position on LGBTQ rights and "coming out" as a Republican.

Holly McDede

Some of the Bay Area’s most celebrated writers met up at the San Francisco Main library last week to share their ideas on the state of the world. It was a Litquake event called “No Shadow Without Light: Writers Respond to Trump.” 

Trump Administration could undo legalization moves ... State banking bill could help canna businesses ... Marijuana prices still dropping ... Can cows get high? ... and more.

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WHAT WILL THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DO ABOUT LEGALIZATION? ... STATE TREASUER EXPLORES BANKING WOES ... RECALL EXPLODING E-CIGS? ... HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND MORE.

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Advocacy group wants to know where Trump Administration will stand on marijuana legalization  // Vice.com

On the November 25th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with media scholar Robert McChesney about the political economy of the mass media and journalism in the US.

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Donald Trump thinks the way to the Indian Diaspora's heart is through Modi and the bogeyman of the Islamic terrorist. 

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The creator of The Vagina Monologues, published an article this September in the Huffington Post called "The Undeniable Rape Culture Of Donald Trump."

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Garance Burke is a San Francisco-based reporter with the Associated Press who investigated Donald Trump, and his behind-the-scenes behavior on the long-running TV show The Apprentice. The program pitted contestants against one another in an effort to get hired — or not get fired — by Trump, who starred on the show between 2004 and 2015.

 

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Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik is an artist, chef and educator. Her artwork often uses food to celebrate and investigate culture and identity, especially around people of color and immigrant communities.  

Your Call: Nukes in your neighborhood?

Oct 5, 2016
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On the October 5th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with investigative journalist Eric Schlosser and filmmaker Robert Kenner about their new documentary Command and Control.

Khizr Khan did something few have been able to do in this bitter and vulgar election.

Whether or not Trump makes it to the White House he's already proving very useful to those who were until dismissed as the fringe.

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On the July 22nd edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Turkish government’s intensified crackdown on the media, state institutions, and education system. According to reports, nearly 68,000 people have been rounded up, arrested, or fired.

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