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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage The Afghanistan Papers, a massive trove of government documents obtained by the Washington Post. They detail how US officials misled and lied to the American public about the 18-year war in Afghanistan.

The Life and Legacy of Fred Hampton

Dec 11, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss House Democrats’ decision to unveil two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with history Professor Peter Cole about his new book, Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area.


  On this edition of  Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss the “China Cables,” an unprecedented cache of classified government documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. They reveal the internal workings of detention camps holding over a million Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in China.

Photographs of Japanese American Internees & Their Families, Then & Now

Dec 4, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, distinguished photographer and videographer Paul Kitagaki discusses his new book, Behind Barbed Wire: The Search for Japanese Americans Incarcerated During World War II.


  On this edition of Your Call, Dr. Ken Rosenberg discusses his new book, Bedlam: An Intimate Journey Into America’s Mental Health Crisis.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we will have a conversation about how SoCalGas, California’s largest gas utility, has been exerting its financial and political muscle to promote biogas — which the industry markets as "renewable gas" — as a better solution than renewable electricity.

Dr. LaNada War Jack On Native Resistance

Nov 29, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, Dr. LaNada War Jack joins us to discuss her new book, Native Resistance: An Intergenerational Fight for Survival and Life. Dr. War Jack, a member of the Shoshone Bannock Tribes, was the first Native student at UC Berkeley in 1968 and one of the leaders of the Occupation of Alcatraz in 1969.

 On this edition of Your Call, Professor David Silverman will discuss his new book, This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving.

 On this edition of Your Call, we'll check in with those on the frontlines in the fight against hunger. According to Feeding America, more than 37 million people, including 11 million children, struggle with hunger in the United States. In some of the wealthiest areas of the country, demand for food is on the rise.

With the holidays approaching, organizations that feed the hungry say demand is growing. How are they keeping up? What can we do to alleviate, and ultimately end hunger in the US?

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, environmental scientist Laura Rogers-Bennett will discuss the alarming decline of underwater kelp forests and the explosion of kelp eating purple sea urchins off of California's coast.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the deadly crackdown on nationwide anti- governmnet protests in Iran, which were sparked by steep hikes in fuel prices.


On this edition of  Your Call’s One Planet Series, LA Times’ investigative reporter Susanne Rust will discuss her investigation about the impacts of climate change and sea level rise on the Marshall Islands, where a concrete dome holds more than three million cubic feet of radioactive waste left over from the United States’ nuclear tests.

Nina Haft & Company Debuts New Performance On Animals And Extinction

Nov 13, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Nina Haft & Company about their new immersive performance, 'Precarious Pod', which explores animals and extinction.

Impeachment Hearings Recap: Day One

Nov 13, 2019

What Is The Future Of Justice For Palestine?

Nov 11, 2019

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with human rights attorney Noura Erakat, author of the new book Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll rebroadcast our conversation about the Trump administration’s policies to drastically increase oil and gas production and other commercial developments on protected lands across the country – from the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, to the red rock country of Utah, to pristine wild places in California. 

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On this edition of Your Call’s Friday Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing mass protests in Chile, which began with public anger against a three percent public transport fare hike, but it broadened to become a mass demonstration against neoliberalism and rising inequality.

Dance Mission Theater Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary with 'Adelante'

Nov 6, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with members of San Francisco’s Dance Mission Theater in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about teachers’ strikes sweeping the country with public education advocate Diane Ravitch.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll find out how people affected by the Kincade fire are coping after being evacuated and losing power. 

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On this edition of  Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the historic mass uprising in Iraq. In spite of the government’s brutal crackdown, millions of Iraqis are continuing to protest calling for the downfall of the sectarian and corrupt political system.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the history and future of PG&E, California's largest utility.

How The Rich Dodge Taxes And How To Make Them Pay

Oct 29, 2019

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss UC Berkeley Professor Gabriel Zucman’s new book The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay.

Update: Kincade Fire Only 15 Percent Contained

Oct 29, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we get an update on the Kincade fires, which have been burning since last Wednesday. 

What Will It Take For Progressives To Build Power At The Local Level?

Oct 28, 2019

On this edition of Your Call, Meaghan Winter discusses her new book All Politics Is Local: Why Progressives Must Fight for the States.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll get an update on the Kincade fires, which has been burning since last Wednesday.

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 On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, Professor Kate O'Neill discusses her new book Waste, which details the complex global waste crisis and the business of producing, collecting, disposing of, and recycling it.


On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with Alfredo Corchado, Mexico City Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News, and author of Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, & the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration.

 

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