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  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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  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with everyday citizens forming groups to protect their communities and provide a range of basic services.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs. A ProPublica investigation, The Shadow Rulers of the VA, focuses on three members of Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago club who are secretly shaping the administration’s veterans policies. None of them has ever served in the US military or government.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss gerrymandering. In 2012, House Democrats got 1.4 million more votes than Republicans, but because of gerrymandering, Republicans won control of the House by a 234 to 201 margin.

  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the EPA’s plan to roll back Obama era vehicle emission standards, and revoke California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from tailpipes.


On this week's media roundtable, we’ll examine the state of local news across the country, Tuesday’s primaries, and money in politics. What grabbed your attention this week?

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  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss Crime + Punishment, a new documentary that chronicles the struggles of the NYPD officers who exposed race-based arrest quotas.

 

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  On today’s edition of Your Call, we look back on Charlottesville by discussing Documenting Hate: Charlottesville, a FRONTLINE documentary that exposes how white supremacist groups continue to operate with impunity.


  On today’s edition of Your Call we’ll discuss the impact of social media on the news.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about Northern California’s multiple fires, which have consumed hundreds of thousands of acres, and demolished thousands of homes.

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the impacts of the US-backed Saudi led war on Yemen and the deepening humanitarian crisis in that country.

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the current state of the Affordable Care Act. While Republicans have failed to repeal it entirely, the Trump administration is undermining the law piece by piece.

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 On this edition of Your Call, we discuss how the Trump administration is closing the door on immigrants.

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On this special edition of Your Call, we discuss a ProPublica report on sexual abuse at detention centers housing immigrant children. 

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On this edition of Your Call, we find out why children are spending less and less time in social studies class learning about government and civics.

  

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 week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the first round of US sanctions on Iran, which begin August 4th, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s talk signaling the Trump administration’s dangerous policy on Iran.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the power of journalism on stage. How is theater tackling current events and social issues at a time when actual facts have been undermined?

  

When journalist John Adams tried to figure out why big donors were supporting certain candidates in Montana’s elections, he encountered a problem: He couldn’t figure out who the donors were. In the new documentary Dark Money, filmmaker Kimberly Reed follows Adams’ reporting.

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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with investigative reporter Ramita Navai about “UN Sex Abuse Scandal,” a new Frontline documentary airing tonight on PBS. In conflict zones around the world, United Nations peacekeepers sent to protect the most vulnerable have been accused of preying on them since the early 1990s.

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha about her new book, What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the fallout from Donald Trump’s joint press conference with Vladimir Putin.

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  Last month, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic Socialist, beat Joe Crowley, a ten-term establishment Democrat in New York’s primary election. Is there room for Democratic Socialists who support progressive policies in the Democratic Party?

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The US has imposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. In response, a number of countries, including Mexico, Canada, and China, have imposed taxes on more than $24 billion of US exports. What do you want to know about the Trump administration’s trade war?

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing the future of abortion rights in the United States with a conservative like Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.

 

One Planet: Heatwaves and climate change

Jul 16, 2018

  

On this week's One Planet series, we'll discuss the connections between the ongoing heat waves and climate change. In recent weeks, 80 million Americans have been placed under heat warnings, and the extreme heat in the US and across the world has claimed dozens of lives.


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with journalist Thomas Frank about his new book Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society.

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How far have we come in reforming criminal justice, and what will it take to change the system? With 2.2 million people behind bars, the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Still, that number is at a two-decade low, according to a recent Bureau of Justice Statistics report.

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