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A Year After Deadly Fire, Paradise Pauses To Remember

Paradise paused on Friday. One year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the town, local officials asked people to pause for 85 seconds beginning at 11:08 a.m. — one second for every person who was killed.

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One Planet: The Trump Administration's Rapid Expansion Of Drilling And Mining On Public Lands

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll rebroadcast our conversation about the Trump administration’s policies to drastically increase oil and gas production and other commercial developments on protected lands across the country – from the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, to the red rock country of Utah, to pristine wild places in California.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll rebroadcast our conversation about the Trump administration’s policies to drastically increase oil and gas production and other commercial developments on protected lands across the country – from the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, to the red rock country of Utah, to pristine wild places in California. 

A Year After Deadly Fire, Paradise Pauses To Remember

Nov 8, 2019
Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Paradise paused on Friday.

One year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the town, local officials asked people to pause for 85 seconds beginning at 11:08 a.m. — one second for every person who was killed.

Photo courtesy of Youth vs Apocalypse/modified from original

Isha Clarke is an activist with Youth vs Apocalypse. You may know her from a viral video where she asked Senator Dianne Feinstein to move the Green New Deal forward; she helped organize the youth Climate Strike in San Francisco that attracted 30,000 students, during the international "week of action" when Greta Thurnberg sailed to America. She is a high school student working every day to reverse the climate crisis because as she says..." we have this power and responsibility to make this radical change.

DJ Lamont is a local old head who has been spinnin' records for over four decades. He founded Fingersnaps Media Arts, a community-oriented business through which he's taught plenty of people his craft. Check out what one of his all-time favorite jams is, and see if you can keep from dancing.

My Mixtape: "The Anchor Song," by Bjork

Nov 8, 2019

Local comedic monologist Josh Kornbluth brings us a new Bjork song for this week's edition of My Mixtape. Want to get a little spooky sad? Give it a listen!

Find out how to submit your own favorite song here.

Philosophy Talk: Should Beliefs Aim at Truth?

Nov 8, 2019

What is the goal of a belief: to make you feel better, to make you successful, or to track the truth?


It's National Cappuccino Day...enjoy! Today is Friday, November 8, 2019, the 312th day of the year, with 53 days remaining.  And only 361 days until the 2020 Presidential Election.    

  • Sunrise: 6:43am      
  • Sunset: 5:04pm ...giving us 10 hours and 24 minutes of daylight.   

79% of the waxing gibbous moon will be visible, rising at 3:36pm.  

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On this edition of Your Call’s Friday Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing mass protests in Chile, which began with public anger against a three percent public transport fare hike, but it broadened to become a mass demonstration against neoliberalism and rising inequality.

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Carolina De Robertis traveled to her family’s country Uruguay and learned about the nation’s queer history. The trip inspired her latest book "Cantoras," about five lesbians living during a dictatorship who escape to a rustic beach that becomes their sanctuary.

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