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Nina Haft & Company Debuts New Performance On Animals And Extinction

5 hours ago
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Nina Haft & Company about their new immersive performance, 'Precarious Pod', which explores animals and extinction.

Your Call Weekly Kudos: Nov 13th, 2019

13 hours ago

What Is The Future Of Justice For Palestine?

Nov 11, 2019

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with human rights attorney Noura Erakat, author of the new book Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine.

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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. 

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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.

Dance Mission Theater Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary with 'Adelante'

Nov 6, 2019
Dance Mission Theater


On this edition of Your Call, we speak with members of San Francisco’s Dance Mission Theater in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about teachers’ strikes sweeping the country with public education advocate Diane Ravitch.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll find out how people affected by the Kincade fire are coping after being evacuated and losing power. 

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On this edition of  Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the historic mass uprising in Iraq. In spite of the government’s brutal crackdown, millions of Iraqis are continuing to protest calling for the downfall of the sectarian and corrupt political system.

Matthias Gafni / San Francisco Chronicle

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the history and future of PG&E, California's largest utility.

How The Rich Dodge Taxes And How To Make Them Pay

Oct 29, 2019

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss UC Berkeley Professor Gabriel Zucman’s new book The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay.

Update: Kincade Fire Only 15 Percent Contained

Oct 29, 2019
AP Photo/Noah Berger

On this edition of Your Call, we get an update on the Kincade fires, which have been burning since last Wednesday. 

What Will It Take For Progressives To Build Power At The Local Level?

Oct 28, 2019

On this edition of Your Call, Meaghan Winter discusses her new book All Politics Is Local: Why Progressives Must Fight for the States.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll get an update on the Kincade fires, which has been burning since last Wednesday.

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 On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, Professor Kate O'Neill discusses her new book Waste, which details the complex global waste crisis and the business of producing, collecting, disposing of, and recycling it.


On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with Alfredo Corchado, Mexico City Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News, and author of Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, & the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration.

 


On this edition of Your Call, we discuss Matt Stoller’s new book Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy.

'Choked' Takes Us To The Most Polluted Cities Around The World

Oct 22, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, Beth Gardiner discusses her new book, Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about blindness and vision impairment with members of the Seva Foundation, an organization that provides sight-saving surgeries and other eye care services to people in underserved communities around the world. 

AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac

 On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the Trump administration’s policy 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 the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the humanitarian crisis in the Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria. According to reports, more than 275,000 people have fled their homes since the Turkish offensive began on October 9.

  On this edition of Your Call, Christopher Leonard will discuss his new book, Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

Leonard says if you want to understand how unions were killed, how the income divide widened, how climate change progress stalled, and how corporate America came to have so much influence in the US, you have to understand the story Koch industries, one of the largest private companies in the world. 

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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with three winners of this year’s 20th annual Brower Youth Awards, which recognizes outstanding youth leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement. 

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  On the next Your Call’s Friday media roundtable, we’ll discuss Turkey’s military operation in Kurdish areas in Northern Syria. So far, at least 24 people have been killed – including 16 Kurdish fighters and eight civilians – while dozens more have been injured. Tens of thousand of people are also fleeing their homes.

Kevin N. Hume

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll mark World Mental Health Day by discussing obstacles in navigating the mental health care system in the Bay Area.

How Can We Ensure Election Security In 2020?

Oct 8, 2019

On this edition of Your Call, we'll rebroadcast our discussion about election security in 2020. 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast The Family, a five-part Netflix series about a conservative Christian group wielding enormous influence in Washington DC and around the globe. 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we are talking with two experts about the progress and challenges of electric vehicles. More people are buying electric vehicles these days. EVs are much more affordable than just a few years ago, with more models on the way, and they can greatly reduce pollution and address climate change. But challenges remain for EV adoption. 

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the explosive whistle blower complaints alleging Donald Trump tried to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

It’s been one year since the brutal murder of the Washington Post’s Jamal Khash-og-ji at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. On the next Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll speak with FRONTLINE’S Martin Smith about a two-hour PBS documentary that looks into the rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his ties to the killing.

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