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On this edition of Your Call, former investment banker Nomi Prins discusses her new book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.


  In breathless mainstream coverage of national crises, the realities on the ground are being lost, says journalist Charlie Leduff.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with labor organizer Jane McAlevey and historian Nancy MacLean about how democracy has been undermined by big money, and how to win it back.

  

 

 

Every Wednesday through Election Day on November 6th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

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  Activist Loretta Ross and scholar Rickie Solinger wrote their new book Reproductive Justice: An Introduction to go beyond the pro-choice vs. anti-abortion debates that dominate headlines.

 

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with award winning journalist Paul Greenberg about his new book, The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet.

 

 

 


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with investigative reporter Criag Unger about his new book House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia.


  On today’s edition of Your Call, we talk with sociologist James Loewen about how history textbooks get things wrong, and how these inaccuracies often obscure or erase oppression and violence.


  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk with law professor Lawrence Lessig, who has spent much of his career trying to fix our broken political system.


  Every Wednesday through Election Day on November 6th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

This week, we’ll host a debate on San Francisco’s Proposition C. The measure would raise taxes on large businesses by an average of a half-percent to fund homeless services.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we talk with writer Rebecca Solnit who says the revolt against brutality begins with a revolt against the language that hides brutality.

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  This week, California Governor Jerry Brown is co-chairing the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, which is bringing together business executives and politicians to discuss solutions to climate change. Many grassroots activists say the summit is too focused on market based approaches that do not prioritize people on the front lines, especially people of color and indigenous communities.

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On September 8, people in cities around the world are taking to the streets to call on local leaders to commit to transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy. The actions in San Francisco will coincide with the Global Climate Action Summit. We'll discuss coverage. We'll also talk about the Environmental Protection Agency under Andrew Wheeler, the man who replaced Scott Pruitt.  

New environmental films inspiring action

Sep 6, 2018


  What are some of the must-see environmental films this year? From September 6th through the 13th, the San Francisco Green Film Fest is highlighting a number of films focusing on water, fire, air, and earth.

Every Wednesday through Election Day on November 6th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

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In 2017, Federal Elections Committee chair Ann Ravel resigned saying: “The mission of the FEC is essential to ensuring a fair electoral process. Yet, since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, our political campaigns have been awash in unlimited, often dark, money.”

On this special edition of Your Call, we remember Stan Brock, founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM), an all-volunteer mobile medical clinic that’s been traveling to cities across the United States offering free healthcare since 1992. 

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What does Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record tell us about what kind of Supreme Court Justice he would be? What would his confirmation mean for crucial issues like abortion, LGBTQ rights, affirmative action, and gun control?

One Planet: The fight to save the Brazilian Amazon

Sep 3, 2018

  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll rebroadcast our conversation with Chris Feliciano Arnold, author of The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon


On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the backlash against Venezuelan refugees in Brazil. Millions of Venezuelans have fled to neighboring countries due to the economic crisis and shortages of food and other essentials.

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 A controversial conservatorship bill passed by California's Assembly would give county officials more authority to force people with mental illnesses and substance abuse issues into treatment or put them in the care of a guardian.


On this edition of Your Call: What are the demands of prisoners who are striking across the country?

Is Amazon too big for the common good?

Aug 28, 2018
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On this edition of Your Call: What should be done about Amazon’s growing market control and political clout?

  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll have a conversation about Chasing the Thunder, a new documentary that chronicles the dangerous journey of a crew of two Sea Shepherd ships that sail across three oceans and travel over 10,000 miles to shut down one of the most notorious illegal poaching vessels.


On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the surge of violence in Afghanistan. In recent weeks, more than 200 people, including 34 students, have been killed by ISIS and Taliban forces.

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  Drug overdose is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 50. In her new book, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America, journalist Beth Macy traces the opioid epidemic back to its roots.

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  On this edition of Your Call, as survivors of sexual abuse speak out through the #MeToo Movement, several states and organizations are working to improve sex education.


  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss a grand jury report released last Tuesday alleging that Bishops and leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up the sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by 300 priests over the course of 70 years in six dioceses.


  US food safety regulations allow more than 10,000 chemicals to be added to a variety of foods.


 On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss NPR’s interview with Jason Kessler, organizer of Unite the Right rallies, and the Monsanto trial.

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