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On the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Jeff Sessions’ tenure as Attorney General of the United States, and the future of Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. How did Sessions reshape the Justice Department?

On this edition of Your Call, we explore the fight to end child slavery. You probably use something every day – your coffee, your shoes, your phone – that was produced, in part, by child labor.


  On this edition of Your Call, Jabari Asim discusses his new book We Can’t Breathe, which calls out racist “white lies” and replaces it with a story of black survival.

How are medical professionals addressing gun violence?

Nov 13, 2018
Photo courtesy Office of Governor Tom Wolf


A gunman killed 12 people and himself in Thousand Oaks, California last week. This latest massacre happened just over a week after 11 people were shot and killed at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. For years, doctors have called gun violence a public health crisis.

How are firefighters battling California's deadly fires?

Nov 13, 2018
Photo by Joshua Stevens / NASA Earth Observatory

On this special segment of Your Call, we get an update from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on the deadly and destructive wildfires in California that have so far claimed 42 lives and forced more than 250,000 people to flee their homes. 

One Planet: The price we pay for perpetual war

Nov 11, 2018


  What are the psychological, environmental, and economic costs of war? That’s the question a number of contributors explore in The War and Environment Reader, edited by Gar Smith.


On this week’s media roundtable, we'll discuss coverage of the midterm elections. According to a Gallup Poll, healthcare and the economy were at the top of the list of voters’ concerns. Voters in Idaho, Nebraska and Utah approved initiatives to expand Medicaid, and Arkansas and Missouri voted for a higher minimum wage.

  

On this edition of Your Call, join our conversation with three of the filmmakers featured at this year's 43rd annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco.

 

 

 

  

On this edition of Your Call’s Special Election Series, we'll discuss California's midterm elections results. Citizens voted on 11 statewide propositions, a slew of local measures and races, and the Governor's and Congressional races.  What's next?

 

Guests:

David Dayen, contributor to The Intercept, and author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud


  On this edition of Your Call, we analyze the results of the 2018 midterm election.

Photo by Erik Hersman


  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss what’s at stake in the 2018 midterms. Voters have already turned out in record numbers. We've seen long lines across the country.


  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about efforts to get green voters to the polls. According to the Environmental Voter Project, as many as 20 million registered voters list environmental issues as one of their top priorities, but historically, few turn out on Election Day.

On this edition of Your Call's media roundtable, we’ll discuss the vulnerabilities of electronic voting machines. In Texas, some voters say machines switching votes for the US Senate. In Georgia, the NAACP has filed a complaint over voting machine issues.We know these machines are problematic. Why are they still being used.?

Photo by Lars Plougmann

  

 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss key House and Senate races.

 

Photo by Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 


  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.

Photo by Cindy Shebley


  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss election spending in the 2018 midterms. This November’s election will be the costliest midterm ever, with the total amount of money raised expected to reach $5.2 billion.

Photo: Lindsay D’Addato/WyoFile

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss voter suppression. Nearly 16 million voters were removed from the rolls across the country between 2014 and 2016, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.

  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, historian Dr. Audra Wolfe joins us to discuss her new book, Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science.

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, award winning filmmaker Glenn Silber discusses “The War at Home,” his Oscar nominated documentary that chronicles the University of Wisconsin’s anti-war movement from 1963 to 1973.

  On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Scott David, who has filmed footage exposing animal abuse at slaughterhouses for the animal rights group Compassion over Killing.

 

Portrait by Steven L. Hopp


  On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Barbara Kingsolver about her new novel Unsheltered, a portrait of struggle, loss, and renewal in precarious times.

Photo by Courtney Lindberg Photography

 


 

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

Photo by Mackenzie Stroh

  

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Anand Giridharadas about his new book, Winners Take All, which exposes the contradiction of wealthy change agents pushing solutions that leave the systems that allowed them to get rich – at others’ expense – untouched.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, investigative journalist Antonia Juhasz joins us to discuss her latest Pacific Standard cover story called 'Death on the Dakota Access: An investigation into the deadly business of building oil and gas pipelines.'

 

On the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the alleged killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Mounting evidence points to the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s role in Khashoggi’s gruesome killing.


  On this edition of Your Call we speak with performer, director and teacher Rhodessa Jones. “When did your hands become a weapon?” is the title and core question of a theatrical production that Jones is bringing to the stage.


On this edition of Your Call, we discuss this year's Arab Film Festival in San Francisco with a focus on the documentary From Baghdad to the Bay.

Every Wednesday until the day after Election Day, 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.


 

Portraits courtesy Brower Youth Awards


  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.

 

photo by Flickr user Becker1999

  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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