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Ep. 7 - Homegrown baller Joe Ellis on growing up in Oakland and playing for the Warriors

Portland Trail Blazers guard and East Oakland native Damian Lillard recently returned to Oracle Arena to face off against the Golden State Warriors in the same building where he grew up cheering for them.

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How can California tackle its child poverty crisis?

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from activists who have just concluded a bus tour of California to end child poverty across the state.

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Muralist Juana Alicia on making art inspired by poetry

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Muralist and activist Juana Alicia grew up in Detroit inspired by the work of Mexican artist Diego Rivera. In the 1970s, Juana was making posters for the United Farm Workers’ grape boycotts, when she was recruited by civil rights activist Cesar Chavez.

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Portland Trail Blazers guard and East Oakland native Damian Lillard recently returned to Oracle Arena to face off against the Golden State Warriors in the same building where he grew up cheering for them. 

BOUNCE: Homegrown Warriors / Poetry-inspired murals

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First, from our original podcast Bounce, as the Golden State Warriors go into their fifth straight NBA Finals we meet a homegrown player who made it big with the team. Then, hear from the woman behind some of the Bay Area’s most iconic murals.

Bankruptcy: Yes or No?

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Bankruptcy: yes or no? YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Leon Bayer, live via telephone from Los Angeles. Mr Bayer is Bankruptcy Law Specialist, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California, and he is co-author of THE NEW BANKRUPTCY: WILL IT WORK FOR YOU? published by Nolo: www.nolo.com/law-authors/leon-bayer.html. Your own questions right now go straight to Leon and Jeff, so please call us toll-free, 866-798-8255. 

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This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, we will be talking to AeJay Mitchell, director and choreographer of the Theater Rhino production of the musical Sister Actwhich runs through June 1 at the Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St.) in San Francisco. 

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India has a new government. 

Almanac - Wednesday 5/22/19

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Today is Wednesday, the 22nd of May of 2019. It is the 142nd day of the year. 223 days remain until the end of the year. 30 days until summer begins and 531 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 3, 2020...

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from activists who have just concluded a bus tour of California to end child poverty across the state.

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Farmworkers employed by one of the biggest fruit growers in the country have officially ousted the United Farm Workers, the union founded by Cesar Chavez. Why would so many workers vote against unionizing, especially in a place where the farmworker movement has such a strong legacy? Was the election fair?

Workers on one of the largest fruit farms in the country voted to leave the United Farm Workers union, but the union claims there was meddling in the election Then, the history behind United Farm Workers — the rise of the union that was founded by Cesar Chavez, and its fall. 

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The southern and western regions of the United States continued to have the nation's fastest-growing cities between 2017 and 2018, according to new population estimates for cities and towns released Thursday.

New York still leads all American cities with 8.4 million residents.

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Bearded and bedraggled, John Walker Lindh became a focal point of American anger when the then-20-year-old from Northern California was found among the ranks of Taliban soldiers captured in Afghanistan less than three months after the Sept. 11 attacks.

He's still known as the "American Taliban," and some called him a traitor who deserved the death penalty. But Lindh, now 38, is scheduled to be released from a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., on Thursday after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence.

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Saudi siblings Lina and Walid Alhathloul check their phones constantly for any mention of their sister on social media. They have already done four interviews on the day of the PEN awards and sit down for a fifth, because, they say, this is the only way to help their sister, 29-year-old jailed Saudi activist Loujain Alhathloul.

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