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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing China’s national security legislation for Hong Kong. China's National People's Congress has approved the draft of a national security bill that would criminalize dissent and includes, for the first time, the establishment of national security agencies in Hong Kong. 

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On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with members of Children of Smithfield, a group that advocates for workers' rights and better working conditions for all meat packing workers.

Who Are Tyson Foods & Cargill, Two Of The US' Largest Meat Companies?

May 27, 2020

  On this edition of Your Call, we continue our three day series about the world’s largest animal processing corporations. We’ll learn more about Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest producers of beef, chicken and pork, and Cargill, one of the world’s top producers of beef, turkey, chicken, and eggs.

Who Are JBS & Smithfield, Two Of The World's Largest Meat Producers?

May 26, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we're kicking off a three day series about the world’s largest animal processing corporations. We begin by learning more about JBS, the world’s largest meat company, and Smithfield, the country’s largest pork producer.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we're discussing the long-term impacts of air pollution on exposed populations. According to a new Harvard study, people with COVID-19 who live in regions with high levels of air pollution are more likely to die from the disease.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the COVID-19 outbreak in Afghanistan and the devastating attack on a Kabul maternity ward run by Doctors Without Borders. Terrorists killed at least 24 people, including newborns, mothers, and nurses.

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On this edition Your Call, we’ll speak with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about the current state of the US economy.

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On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with Dr. Dena Grayson about the status of COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and a national strategy.

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On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with award-winning investigative journalist Gerald Posner about his new book, Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing a new study from Columbia University about an emerging climate-driven megadrought in the Western US.

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we are speaking with independent journalist Todd Miller about his new book Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border around the World.

What Should A 21st Century Post-Pandemic New Deal Look Like?

May 14, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with Gray Brechin and Richard Walker, board members of the Living New Deal, a project that makes the legacy of the New Deal visible and educates Americans about what is possible when government is dedicated to the public good.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss the murders of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.

On February 23, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was murdered by two white men while he was out for a jog in his hometown of Brunswick, Georgia. Three months later, a video surfaced and the men were finally arrested.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll get an update on how the US government is handling the COVID-19 crisis. According to the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins, there are now over 1.3 million positive COVID cases in the US. 80,897 people have tragically died.

Activists Organize Against The Rise Of Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19

May 12, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing the rise of COVID-19-related attacks against Asian Americans and find out how communities are responding.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing a Mother Jones investigation about the COVID-19 outbreak at a JBS meat processing plant in Greeley, Colorado. According to the CDC, Colorado has the most COVID-19 related deaths connected to meat processing plants. So far, seven workers have died.

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Italy and other hard hit European countries. According to The European Commission, Europe’s economy will shrink by 7.4 percent this year.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with award-winning health journalist Trudy Lieberman about the current state of US health coverage since the Affordable Care Act passed 10 years ago.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll get an update on how San Francisco is handling its unhoused population during #COVID19. Last week, advocates staged a protest outside of Mayor London Breed’s house to demand more hotel rooms for people without homes.

How California's For-Profit Nursing Homes Became COVID-19 Hotspots

May 6, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing rampant coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes around the country. In California, approximately one-third of all COVID-related deaths are tied to nursing facilities.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from janitors on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have expressed fear over the lack of PPE, hazard pay and paid sick leave, and the heavy use of chemicals in cleaning supplies.

Why Are Meat Processing Plants Reopening After Major COVID-19 Outbreaks?

May 5, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we're getting an update on the COVID crisis in meatpacking plants. At least 31 meat processing plants owned by Smithfield, JBS and Tyson Foods have had coronavirus outbreaks.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the US food supply. Across the country, farmers are destroying tens of millions of pounds of fresh food.

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On this edition of Your Call's Media Roundtable, we're discussing the COVID-19 outbreak in Brazil and its impact on poor and marginalized communities. So far, more than 81,000 people have tested positive and at least 6,000 have died.

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing how COVID-19 is affecting Indian Country. There are nearly 1,900 confirmed cases across the Navajo Nation and 60 reported deaths.

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On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz about how the US government has handled the COVID-19 crisis. He says the public safety net is not working and the US is on course for a second Great Depression.

Experts Say Two Million People Per Week Must Be Tested Before Reopening

Apr 28, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves about the current status of testing for COVID-19 across the US.

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On this edition of  Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're speaking with journalist and author Antonia Juhasz about the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, which spewed over 130 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the worst oil spill in US history.

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, factory workers in Ciudad Juarez are protesting to demand the closure of assembly plants along the US-Mexico border. Many are still open despite the growing coronavirus death toll among the workers.

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with veteran science journalist Miles O’Brien about his new FRONTLINE documentary Coronavirus Pandemic.

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