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Your Call

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KALW's call-in show: Politics and culture, dialogue and debate. And every Friday, the Media Roundtable.  Join the conversation at 1-866-798-TALK, or e-mail yourcall@kalw.orgor tweet us @yourcallradio.  Subscribe to the Your Call podcast on iTunes.


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss national coverage of abortion rights after Alabama passed a near-total ban on abortion. How are the media covering the Republicans’ ongoing assault on abortion rights?

Photo by Roberto Guerra for Harvest Season. Courtesy of Quiet Pictures.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we'll talk about the people who work behind the scenes of California's wine industry.

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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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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with the director of The Silence of Others, a documentary that tells the stories of victims of Spain’s dictatorship under General Francisco Franco and their search for justice.


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll have a conversation about the legal battle over the safety of Monsanto's widely used Roundup weed killer. A jury in Oakland recently awarded a couple $2 billion after finding that Roundup caused their cancer.

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with Adam Higginbotham about his new book Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster.

by Elvert Barnes Protest Photography

 


 

On this special edition of Your Call, we discuss the country’s most extreme anti-abortion ban, signed yesterday by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the impact and proliferation of hormone-disrupting chemicals.

Photos from "We Are La Cocina" by Eric Wolfinger

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from women who are building their own culinary businesses through the San Francisco-based incubator program La Cocina, which is out with its first cookbook.

Artist: Christine Shields

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we'll talk about the realities of traveling to the US and crossing the border as a young person – alone.

One Planet: Who controls our seeds?

May 13, 2019

  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with investigative journalist Mark Schapiro about his new book, Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply. More than half of all commercially-traded seeds have fallen under the control of just three multinational agrochemical companies.


  On this edition of  Your Call’s media roundtable, the Guardian’s Chris McGreal discusses his new book, American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about reckoning with transgenerational trauma, through a First Nation woman’s memoir.

Uber and Lyft drivers strike ahead of IPOs

May 8, 2019
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In this special edition of Your Call, we'll talk about why Uber and Lyft drivers are going on strike.

Portrait courtesy of Huntington Library, San Marino, California

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the story of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with educator and author Dina Gilio-Whitaker about her new book As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock.

One Planet: The battle for the future of food

May 6, 2019

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we'll speak with Tim Wise about his new book Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food. 

 


 

On this edition of Your Call we’ll speak with homeless and low-income artists about how art has changed their lives and their communities.

Photo by Robbie Sweeny

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the troubling history of Angel Island’s Immigration Station through the lens of a dance performance dedicated to the 170,000 Chinese immigrants processed there between 1910 and 1940.

Photo by John Orvis

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, hear our conversation about redress, reparations, and restorative justice.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll be joined by Dave Abel, an award-winning Boston Globe environmental journalist and the director of “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Grounds.”

 


 

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we'll discuss coverage of climate change. According to Media Matters, last year, national broadcast networks spent a combined total of just 142 minutes on climate change.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll explore how the lack of racial and gender diversity among university faculty impacts the learning experience of students.

Department of the Interior. War Relocation Authority.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, listen to a conversation we recorded live at Mission High School as part of our series HEAR: Histories of Exclusion and Resistance.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with oral historian Susan Devan Harness about her book Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption.


  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll celebrate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day by discussing the future of penguins in the Antarctic.

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with the Arizona Republic’s award-winning reporter Rob O’Dell about a two-year investigation that reveals how state lawmakers introduce thousands of bills dreamed up and written by corporations, industry groups, and think tanks.

 


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from filmmakers telling refugee stories.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the best ways to manage stress.

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