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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The gunmen killed at least 50 people during Friday prayers.

The global reach of white, right-wing terrorism

Mar 21, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss last Friday's massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and white supremacy around the globe. The alleged shooter, an avowed white nationalist from Australia, killed at least 50 children and adults.

The Bay Area braces for Uber & Lyft IPOs

Mar 20, 2019

On this edition of Your Call, how many millionaires can the Bay Area sustain? When Uber and Lyft go public this year, thousands of employees will become incredibly wealthy overnight. Home prices are expected to go up, making the Bay Area even more unaffordable for working class people.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss Invisible Bars, a documentary about families caught in generational cycles of prison. Five million children in the US have at least one parent in prison, which increases their risk of depression, anxiety, drug addiction, and ending up in prison themselves. 

In the film, we meet children who work on a Bill of Rights for the Children of Incarcerated Parents and are determined to break these cycles. 

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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 the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zeland. The young man who killed 49 people espoused a far right, anti-Muslim ideology. The dead include Syrian refugees.

 

We'll also discuss US military involvement in Somalia and the Trump administration’s expansion of the Obama era drone strike campaign. At least 225 people have been killed in 24 strikes so far this year.

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On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about child poverty. A new report from a bipartisan panel offers proposals for cutting child poverty in half over the next decade.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about how the laws and policies that enabled the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II are resurfacing today.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss The Alzheimer’s Solution, a new book by two neurologists who say lifestyle changes are the key to preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

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On March 15, thousands of youth climate activists on six continents will skip school and take to the streets to join the global "Youth Climate Strike." Students will raise awareness about the severity of climate crisis and demand lawmakers take action. 

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with Dance Brigade artistic director and choreographer Krissy Keefer about the fourth bi-annual Dance in Revolting Time Festival.

 


On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the campaign against Representative Ilhan Omar for criticizing the political influence of the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC and House Democrats’ debate over anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with women artists who are responding to sexual harassment through performance, sculpture, and other art forms.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Palestinian journalist and refugee Ahmed Abu Artema and scholar and policy analyst Jehad Abusalim.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with immigration attorney J.J. Mulligan Sepúlveda about his book No Human is Illegal: An Attorney on the Front Lines of the Immigration War.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll speak about this year’s International Ocean Film Festival in San Francisco and how films are raising awareness about ocean-related issues with social, environmental, and cultural significance.


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the violent crack-down on the anti-government protests in Sudan. Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir declared a year-long state of emergency, banned protests, and gave sweeping power to security forces.

Teachers continue to strike across the US

Feb 28, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the teacher strike that began in Oakland last week. Educators are calling for better pay, smaller class sizes, and expanded supportive services for students.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about a recent investigation into sex trafficking and how to meet the needs of trafficking victims.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Chris Wilson about his new book, The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the future of California's high-speed rail project. Governor Gavin Newsom has called off the $77 billion plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco. He is now proposing a shorter route connecting Merced to Bakersfield. 

  On this edition of Your Call’s Media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the war in Yemen. According to the United Nations, 80 percent of Yemen’s population is in desperate need of humanitarian assistance and millions face starvation. What will it take to end the US-backed Saudi war on Yemen?

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On this edition of Your Call, hear our discussion at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose about communities that have faced exclusion, from Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II to immigrants from around the world.

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On this edition of Your Call, hear the first conversation from an ongoing series of events exploring the connections between Japanese-American incarceration and modern civil liberties issues.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Chinese-American journalist and writer Helen Zia about her new book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution. Zia tells the story through the eyes of four young people who fled Shanghai during the Communist revolution in 1949.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we bring back our conversation with journalist Todd Miller about his new book, Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security.

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On this week's Your Call media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the controversy over Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s tweets about the powerful pro-Israel lobbying organization AIPAC. How is the media covering the role of lobbies and special Interest groups in US domestic and foreign policy?

What does the political future of black women look like?

Feb 14, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the future of Black women in American politics.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss what resources are available for Americans facing a a housing, money or food crisis.

Investigation reveals how a doctor preyed on Native American boys

Feb 12, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about a new Wall Street Journal and PBS FRONTLINE investigation that reveals how a government pediatrician sexually abused Native American boys in his care with impunity.

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