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On this edition of Your Call, we continue our weeklong series on the climate crisis by looking at the impacts of the crisis on our global food supply.

Life And Breath In The Age Of Air Pollution

Sep 16, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we continue our weeklong series on the climate crisis with Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

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On this edition of Your Call, Guardian reporter David Smith will give us an update on Hurricane Dorian, which has devastated the Abaco Islands.

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On this edition of Your Call's One Planet series, we kick off a special week of coverage about the climate crisis with Penn State Atmospheric Science professor Michael Mann.

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll go to Kabul, Afghanistan to discuss coverage of US negotiations with the Taliban, and the ongoing violence against the civilian population. With so much attention back on Afghanistan, where are the voices of Afghans almost 18 years after the United States invaded in response to 9/11?

Steven Greenhouse On The Past, Present & Future of American Labor

Sep 11, 2019


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with labor reporter Steven Greenhouse about his new book, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the current state of reproductive rights around the globe with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition.

How Can The Bahamas Recover From Hurricane Dorian’s Destruction?

Sep 10, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll get an update on the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. 

The Legacy Film Festival Shares New Perspectives On Aging

Sep 9, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss San Francisco’s upcoming 9th annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging with its executive director, Sheila Malkind. 


  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll speak with investigative journalist Christopher Ketcham about his new book This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption are Ruining the American West.

 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Hurricane Dorian, which has left a path of destruction in its wake in the Bahamas. The Category 5 storm surge has killed at least 20 people and has severely damaged homes, hospitals, and other structures. 

How Can We Ensure Election Security In 2020?

Sep 4, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss election security in 2020. A new report from Vice found that 35 election systems have been left exposed online. 

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

'Those Who Wander' Examines How Vagabond Youth End Up On The Streets

Sep 2, 2019


On this edition of Your Call, award-winning journalist Vivian Ho discusses her new book, Those Who Wander: America's Lost Street Kids.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll rebroadcast our conversation with UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism students about what communities are doing to protect their environment.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the G7 Summit in France and the political crisis in England following Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament to push his Brexit Plan.

‘Vision Portraits’ Chronicles The Journeys Of Visually Impaired Artists

Aug 28, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with award-winning filmmaker Rodney Evans about his new film, Vision Portraits.

What Is The Real State Of The US Economy?

Aug 28, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the future of the US economy.

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On this edition of  Your Call, award winning journalist Abigail Pesta will discuss her new book The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down. In the book, we meet the brave young women who brought down Larry Nassar.

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On this edition of Your Cal’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with National Geographic environment writer Craig Welch about the impact of climate change on Arctic permafrost.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing protests in Russia. Security forces have arrested more than 1,000 people at rallies against the exclusion of opposition candidates in Moscow’s local elections.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the student loan debt crisis in the US. Americans owe over $1.65 trillion dollars in student loans.

The Recent MS ICE Raids & Big Ag's Exploitation of Immigrant Workers

Aug 21, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the recent ICE raids in Mississippi. 680 immigrant workers were arrested across seven poultry processing plants owned by five major corporations, including Koch Foods, one of the largest chicken producers in the US.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss hunger on college campuses. As college tuition continues to rise, along with housing costs, many college students can’t meet their basic needs, even at elite schools. 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the impacts of climate change on California's coast line. Sea-level rise and storms could displace more than half a million people and cost $150 billion by the end of the century.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the recent presidential elections in Guatemala. Alejandro Giammattei, a right-wing former prison chief, won the election with nearly 60% of the vote.

How Are Young Journalists, Filmmakers, And Writers Shaping The Media?

Aug 15, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation with young media makers from YR Media, the Bay Area Video Coalition, and 826 Valencia about the representation of young people in the media.

Reimagining Dementia With Dr. Tia Powell

Aug 14, 2019


On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with Dr. Tia Powell about her new book, Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End. More than five million people in the US have dementia. As 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, that number will likely rise.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Julie Burkhart, founder and CEO of Trust Women Foundation, a pro-choice and reproductive justice organization based in Wichita, Kansas.

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  On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, we rebroadcast our discussion about Sea of Shadows, a new documentary that follows a team of scientists, journalists, and undercover agents as they put their lives on the line to save the vaquita. There are fewer than 15 left in the Sea of Cortez. 

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