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On this edition of Your Call, we'll find out why California has lifted its stay-at-home orders despite having one of the nation’s worst vaccine rollouts. Just 55 percent of the 4.7 million doses the state has received have been used so far.

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing Through the Night, a new documentary that follows three working moms whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center: a mom working the overnight shift as an essential worker at a hospital, another holding down three jobs to support her family, and a woman who for over two decades has cared for the children with nowhere else to turn.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're speaking with Professor Michael Mann about his new book, The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet. Professor Mann explores how fossil fuel companies have waged a 30-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and derail attempts to take action on climate change. 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing coverage of Donald Trump’s four years in office and the role a wide range of media played in amplifying his lies and hateful, racist rhetoric. What will change now that Joe Biden is President?

 

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing what the Biden administration needs to do to defeat extremism and white supremacy in the United States. Yesterday, Joe Biden became the first President to repudiate extremism during an inaugural address.

A New Day, New Actions & The Possibilities Ahead

Jan 20, 2021

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we're marking a new day in the US and discussing the possibilities ahead. A few hours after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris became the 46th President and Vice President, they signed 17 executive actions and presented a plan for their next 100 days.

The Damaging Legacy Trump Leaves Behind

Jan 19, 2021

On this edition of Your Call, we're marking Donald Trump’s last full day in the White House by discussing the damage he and his administration have done, from their failures to address the COVID crisis and the destruction of the administrative state to a broad scale rollback of decades of environmental protections and the separation of immigrant children from their families, many of whom have still not be reunited.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we are marking Martin Luther King Jr. day by discussing the road ahead for the environmental justice movement, and what should be done to reverse the Trump administration's anti-environment policies and their impacts on frontline communities. 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing the fallout from last week’s violent attack on the US Capitol. The pro-Trump rioters also went after the news media. They etched “Murder the media” onto a door in the Capitol, punched an AP photographer, threatened journalists, and damaged or stole their equipment.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how last week’s riot was organized and what far-right extremist groups are planning next. The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in DC in the coming days.

For the first time in US history, Donald Trump has become the first president to be impeached twice. This time, he was impeached for inciting a violent insurrection against the US government. The vote was 232 to 197.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with fascism experts Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Jason Stanley about last week’s assault on the Capitol and how Trump has fueled extremism and incited violence, threats, and assaults.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series Your Call, we’re bringing you an update on the Associated Press investigations that exposed widespread human rights abuses, including rape, slavery, and child labor, in the multibillion-dollar palm oil industry. 


On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we are discussing the attacks on the Capitol by violent pro-Trump mobs and white nationalists.

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing Donald Trump’s attempted coup as thousands of pro-Trump extremists violently breached the nation’s Capitol yesterday while Congress was in the process of certifying the election results.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss the state of the Georgia Senate runoff elections. The AP has now called the win for Democrat Raphael Warnock, who will be the first Black senator in Georgia's history. If Jon Ossoff wins, Democrats will have complete control of Congress.


On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with community organizers in Georgia about today's crucial Senate runoff elections. Both Democrats Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock must win in order to have a 50-50 Senate. If that happens, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will cast tie breaking votes.

On this edition of Your Call, we're opening the lines to take your show ideas for 2021. From the global pandemic and increasing inequality to the Black Lives Matter protests and the US elections, 2020 was one of the most traumatic and eventful years in recent memory.

The History Of Water In California

Dec 31, 2020

 

 

On the next Your Call’s One Planet Series, we'll rebrodacast our conversation with journalist Mark Arax about his new book, The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California.

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On this edition of Your Call, we rebrodcast our discussion about the devastating environmental impacts of the Trump administration’s border wall. According to Defenders of Wildlife, 400 miles of wall along the southern US border will potentially impact 89 endangered species.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus, the incredible classically trained musicians who’ve infused hip hop and classical music to form the duo, Black Violin.

 

On this edition of Your Call, we're rebroadcasting our conversation about plastic pollution and its impacts on ocean marine life. The US, the world’s largest generator of plastic waste, produced 42 million metric tons of the plastic in 2016. Globally, 100,000 marine mammals die every year as a result of plastic pollution.

 


On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing River City Drumbeat, a new documentary about the power of an arts education. For nearly 30 years, Edward “Narde” White has led an African American youth drum corps in Louisville, Kentucky.

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On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our discussion about the impacts of the climate crisis on polar bears.

How Fishing Fleets Threaten A Natural Wonder In The Galápagos Islands

Dec 22, 2020
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  On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conservation with Los Angeles Times investigative reporter Susanne Rust about Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world.

The islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’, but COVID-19 has laid bare the vulnerability of an economic model that is 90% dependent upon tourism. The islands are also under threat by Chinese fishing fleets. Many vessels are designed to hold 1,000 tons a catch.

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On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our discussion of two recent AP investigations exposing widespread labor and human rights abuses, including rape, slavery, and child labor, in the palm oil industry, which is worth a whopping $65 billion. 

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing the second coronavirus relief deal. The $900 billion package is expected to include small business aid, direct payments and a federal unemployment supplement. Why has it taken so long for Congress to act as eight million people have fallen into poverty in just six months?

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing the ongoing global plastics crisis. Since the onset of COVID, the demand for single-use plastics has spiked an estimated 40 percent worldwide.

Resisting The Erasure of Native Voices Through Contemporary Storytelling

Dec 16, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America, a collection of twelve first-person stories by Indigenous people in the US and Canada.

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the COVID vaccine as the US death toll surpassed 300,000 yesterday. Sandra Lindsay, an ICU nurse in Queens, was the first person in the US to receive Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine. This week, almost three million doses in all 50 states will be given to first priority groups, including frontline healthcare workers and those in long-term care facilities.

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