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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the stories being shared at the Arab Film Festival.

Every Wednesday until Election Day on November 6th, Your Call will host a special second hour at 11 a.m. Each week Rose Aguilar and guests will discuss California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

 

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  On this edition of Your Call, we speak with three honorees of this year’s Brower Youth Awards, which recognizes young leaders in the environmental movement.

 

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  On this edition of Your Call's One Planet series, we'll discuss the recent UN report that says we have about 12 years to avoid a catastrophic environmental breakdown. As the report calls for "rapid and far-reaching" action to reduce carbon emissions, the State Department said the US does not endorse the reports' findings. 

As governments around the world react with calls for urgent changes, the climate deniers in the White House continue to ignore and diminish scientific research. How are scientists responding? 

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, Mother Jones’ award winning investigative reporter Shane Bauer joins us to discuss his new book American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment.  

How can we fight racial, gender biases we don't know we have?

Oct 11, 2018


  On this edition of Your Call, we talk with filmmaker Robin Hauser. In her new documentary “Bias,” Hauser explores the science around implicit bias and the people finding ways to mitigate it.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the lasting ramifications of the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that separated more than 2,000 children from their parents.

 

 


  Every Wednesday until Election Day on November 6th, Your Call will host a special second hour at 11 a.m. Each week Rose Aguilar and guests will discuss California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.


  Six by ten feet. That’s the average size of solitary confinement cells. Tens of thousands of people incarcerated in the United States linger in solitary confinement for weeks, months, or even decades.

  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll mark Indigenous People’s Day by rebroadcasting our conversation with historian Benjamin Madley, author of An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873.


On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we mark the 17th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan. According to the UN, more than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in 2017, and the number is expected to be even higher this year. What’s in store for the future of the war torn country?

 


  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how survivors’ testimony is prompting thousands to speak out. More than 3,000 people called a sexual assault support hotline last Friday, the day after a hearing on allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the weeklong FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

 

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

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  Since the 1970s, the conservative movement has been working to take the courts from liberals. And they’ve been wildly successful. On this edition of Your Call we ask: How did they pull it off?

  On the next Your Call’s One Planet series, filmmaker Phyllis Stuart will join us to discuss her new documentary Wild DaZe.

 On the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Dr. Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school.


On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing today's hearings and what support is available to sexual assault survirors.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how low-wage women workers are advancing protections from sexual assault.

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Every Wednesday until Election Day on November 6th, Your Call will host a special second hour at 11 a.m. 

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  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the allegations of two women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll have a conversation with Dr. Jonathan Latham, the director of the Poison Papers, a vast trove of chemical industry and regulatory agency documents and correspondence stretching back to the 1920s.


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.

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