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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss California Governor Gavin Newsom's latest guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. He’s asking Californians over the age of 65 to isolate themselves, and called for bars, wineries, clubs, and pubs to close. He also spoke about the need to help the homeless population and provide support to low-income families, including free meals to hundreds of thousands of students across California.

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss the coronavirus pandemic in Italy. This week, the surge of infections has triggered a massive countrywide lockdown. According to the Italian government, more than 15,000 people have been infected and the death toll has surpassed 1,000.

Diane Ravitch Discusses The Stark Inequities Around School Closures

Mar 11, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we'll speak with education expert and advocate Diane Ravitch about how schools and colleges are responding to the coronavirus outbreak.

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On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with journalist and Salon.com founder, David Talbot, about his new book Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of My Stroke.

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with law professor César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández about his new book Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about how the Trump administrations’ policies are impacting children’s health.

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  On the This edition of Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the Coronavirus. The virus has killed at least 3,000 people and has now infected more than 100,000 worldwide. Nurses in the United States say hospitals are woefully unprepared. How are the media covering this outbreak?

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the coronavirus outbreak, also known as COVID19. According to the World Health Organization, there are 94,000 global cases in at least 75 countries and more than 3,200 reported fatalities.

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss Super Tuesday results and what's next. A total of 1,357 delegates were up for grabs.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll disccuss the decision by major Democrats to support Joe Biden in order to stop Bernie Sanders from getting the nomination. Yesterday, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg dropped out to support Biden. Other supporters include Beto O'Rourke, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, and John Kerry. What difference will this make on Super Tuesday?

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we continue our coverage of presidential candidates by focusing on their environmental records.

Black Violin Breaks Boundaries, Challenges Stereotypes & Empowers Youth

Feb 26, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we’re joined by Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus, the incredible classically trained musicians who’ve infused hip hop and classical music to form Black Violin.

Joe Biden: His Record, His Policies & His Donors

Feb 25, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll wrap our coverage of presidential candidates by discussing former Vice President Joe Biden.

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On this editon of Your Call, we continue our coverage of presidential candidates by talking about Senator Amy Klobuchar.

  On this edition of Your Call, we continue our series on presidential candidates' records and policies by talking about multi-billionaire businessman and former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg. 

According to the ad-tracking firm Advertising Analytics, Bloomberg, who is self-funding his campaign, has spent more than $464 million on ads since entering the Democratic presidential race last November. No presidential candidate candidate in US history has spent so much money so quickly. Why is Bloomberg running and what do you want to know about him?

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On the next Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in Syria's Idlib province. Relentless bombing by Syria and Russia has forced nearly 900,000 people to flee their homes since December.

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On this edition of Your Call, we continue our series on presidential candidates’ by talking about Elizabeth Warren. After being ignored and erased by the media, she came roaring back at last night’s debate. Minutes after the debate began, she slammed Michael Bloomberg by saying, “Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another.” She went on to accuse him of “hiding his taxes, harassing women, and supporting racist policies.”

Bernie Sanders: His Policies, His Record & His Donors

Feb 19, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we continue our series on presidential candidates' records and policies by talking about Senator Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner in the race, according to major polls.

Pete Buttigieg: His Policies, His Record & His Donors

Feb 17, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we’re kicking off a two-week series on the presidential candidates' record, policies, and donors. We start by talking about former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The 38-year-old is the first openly gay Democrat to run for President.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we speak with one of the founders of the upcoming Bay Area International Children's Film Festival and one of the filmmakers and youth climate activists featured in this year’s program.

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On this edition of the media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the presidential primaries.

All The President’s Women: Donald Trump And The Making Of A Predator

Feb 13, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with veteran journalist Monique El-Faizy, co-author of the new book All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss primary results in New Hampshire and where the presidential race goes from here. Bernie Sanders won, followed by Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden.

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Andrea Bernstein, co-host of the award-winning podcast, Trump, Inc., about her new book, American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about the impact of climate change on ocean temperatures. According to a new study published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Science, the world's oceans hit record temperatures in 2019, with the last decade being the warmest on record.

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. How have the media reacted to his claims about the state of the economy, the impact of his tax cuts for the rich and corporations, and his racist and xenophobic policies?

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the ongoing crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women with Ivan and Ivy MacDonald, siblings and directors of When They Were Here. They have direct experience with this crisis in their own family.

Unpacking Trump's State Of The Union — Your Reaction?

Feb 5, 2020
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Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union address on the eve of his likely impeachment acquittal in the Senate.

Is It Time To End The Iowa Caucus After Last Night's Disaster?

Feb 3, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss what happened at last night's Iowa Caucus. The results never came in and there are reports of caucus chairs being on hold for up to two hours after calling to report problems with Iowa's new vote-reporting app. What happened?

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll mark Martin Luther King Day by discussing the state of the environmental justice movement in the US. We’ll be joined by Robert Bullard, who is known as the "father of environmental justice."

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