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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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  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the horrific massacre in El Paso, Texas. The LA Times’ Esmeralda Bermudez will talk about the impact of this unspeakable tragedy on the Latino community.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll speak with two former white supremacists and a man who says he would've been a school shooter if he had access to a gun.

How Are Bay Area Youth Preventing Gun Violence In Their Communities?

Aug 6, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Bay Area youth about how they are affected by gun violence in their communities. 

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On this edition of  Your Call, we’ll discuss the recent mass shootings in Gilroy, CA, El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH which all happened within just over a week of each other. Thirty-four people were killed and dozens more were injured. 

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the alarming increase in the number of sick and dead marine animals washing up on California beaches.

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll speak with award winning journalist Lawrence Lanahan about his new book The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with teachers and a teacher turned reporter about the resurgence of teachers unions and strikes in states like West Virginia, Arizona, Oklahoma, and California. 

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss why 30 horses have died at the Santa Anita racetrack in Southern California since last December.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll be joined by Loretta Lynch, former president of the California Public Utilities Commission, the powerful state agency that regulates electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and transportation companies. 

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about the recycling crisis in the US. Last year, China stopped taking most foreign recyclables. Previously, 40 percent of the United States' paper, plastics, and other recyclable materials were sent to China.

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the historic protests in Puerto Rico which forced Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign. They began after the publication of shocking text messages between the governor and his inner circle.

On this edition of Your Call, Alison Fogg Carlson joins us to discuss Walking in Grace: Miracles in a City of Angels, a collection of stories to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Homeboy Industries, an organization that provides education, therapy, job training, and tattoo removal services to former gang members in Los Angeles. Homeboy Industries provides a second chance at life to those who never had a first. What can we learn from former gang members who’ve gone through radical changes?

Reimagining Dementia With Dr. Tia Powell

Jul 24, 2019

  

On this edition of Your Call, Dr. Tia Powell joins us to discuss 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.

On this edition of Your Call, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts join us to discuss their award-winning documentary For Sama, a first-person perspective of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria and a love letter from a young mother to her daughter. 

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll have a 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 migrants who cross the Mediterranean from war-torn Libya to Europe. Since January, more than 400 migrants have died making the perilous journey.

On this edition of Your Call, we welcome back Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. We’ll discuss anti-violence programs for men, including one called Resolve to Stop the Violence, which began in a San Bruno jail. 

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On this edition of Your Call, Bay Area high school students join us to discuss issues they care about, including education, social media, politics, and more.

Richard Ladkani / Terra Mater Factual Studios

On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss 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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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we're discussing a new report from The Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy about the meat and dairy industries.

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss a recent report from The Guardian that found gun homicides nationwide have barely dropped, but in the Bay Area, a region scarred by inequality and gentrification, they’re down by 30 percent.

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss Amazon's labor practices. Amazon workers are planning to strike in a Minnesota fulfillment center next Monday, the first day of Prime Day, and one of Amazon’s busiest shopping days. 

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