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One Planet: How can we save monarch butterflies?

Jan 27, 2019

 


 

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the alarming decline in the number of monarch butterflies in California. According to a recent report by the Xerces Society, the number of monarch butterflies overwintering in California has declined by more than 85 percent from 2017.

Join us on Thursday, January 31, at 6pm for a discussion about immigrant prisons from WWII to now. Find more information and tickets on Eventbrite. The event is free. 

  

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters and journalists in Sudan. According to human rights organizations, more than 40 people have been killed and at least 1,000 have been arrested, including scores of journalists.

LA teachers win new contract after strike

Jan 24, 2019

On this special Your Call segment, we'll discuss what the strike means in the context of other teacher strikes and the ongoing needs of public schools.  

How would a public bank work?

Jan 24, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we'll talk about how a public banking system could work.

 

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the state of Social Security and the retirement crisis in the US.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss solutions to this country’s public education crisis.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day by discussing the evolution of the environmental justice movement with Professor Dorceta Taylor, leading environmental justice scholar and activist, and Mustafa Ali, senior vice president of the Hip Hop Caucus.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the killing of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, and a critic of Poland's right-wing government. He died after he was stabbed during a public charity event.

How can we build an equitable economy?

Jan 17, 2019


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the changes needed to truly address economic inequality and wage stagnation.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with mothers whose sons were killed by police about how they’re using a new law that allows the public to access records of police misconduct.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the changes needed to improve support for caregivers.

 


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with Stanford University’s Mark Jacobson about what it will take to shift to renewable sources of power.

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the impacts of the government shutdown on contract workers. According to Good Jobs Nation, the federal government is the largest employer of low-wage workers. Over four million contractor jobs pay less than $15 an hour.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss progress and next steps in criminal justice reform.

How do we get money out of politics?

Jan 9, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we talk about getting money out of politics.

How would Medicare for All work?

Jan 8, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss how Medicare for All would actually work.

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  What will the new young and diverse class just sworn into Congress do about climate change? The ambitious Green New Deal, which would create living wage jobs and drastically reduce carbon emissions, has been endorsed by dozens of members of Congress and activists across the country.

 

On this week’s media roundtable: What if the news was more solutions oriented?

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss links between the mass incarceration of people of Japanese descent and modern policies.

 


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll open the lines and take your show ideas for 2019.

One Planet: Who controls our seeds?

Dec 31, 2018


  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with investigative journalist Mark Schapiro about his new book, Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply. More than half of all commercially-traded seeds have fallen under the control of just three multinational agrochemical companies.


    On this edition of  Your Call’s media roundtable, the Guardian’s Chris McGreal discusses his new book, American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts.

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The largest providers of psychiatric care in the US aren’t hospitals – they’re jails and prisons. On this edition of Your Call, we speak with journalist Alisa Roth about her new book Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness.

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Homeboy Industries


Father Gregory Boyle was a pastor at a church in Los Angeles in the late 1980s, a time of devastating gang violence.

  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, University of Buffalo Law Professor Irus Braverman discusses her new book, Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink.

  On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss role of the media in the Trump era. The New York Review of Books’ Michael Massing notes that Trump is both the product and the servant of an entrenched system — one that news organizations generally fail to challenge.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss charitable giving. About $410 billion was given to charitable causes in 2017, and the majority of that came from individual donors, according to Charity Navigator.

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss this year's labor strikes.

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