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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we revisit Flint, Michigan's water crisis with Anna Clark, author of The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy. State prosecutors recently dropped all criminal charges against eight government officials implicated in the scandal, saying a more thorough investigation is needed.

On this edition of Your Call, Akemi Johnson will discuss her new book Night in the American Village: Women in the Shadow of the US Military Bases in Okinawa.

Almost 75 years since the US first occupied the Japanese island, it still has 32 military bases there.  Over 50,000 American military members, contractors, and their families live on the island. Akemi explores the wounds of US-Japanese history and the cultural and sexual politics of the US military empire. 

 

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On this edition of Your Call, filmmaker Mimi Chakarova discusses "Still I Rise," her series of short documentaries that tell the stories of people who have faced adversity. 

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss reports of deplorable conditions inside immigration detention facilities in the US. 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss gerrymandering cases in front of the Supreme Court, including the citizenship question on the census. 

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On this edition of next Your Call, listen to our conversation about building solidarity across communities to protect civil rights and liberties.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about cultural responses to exclusion.


On this edition of Your Call, political reporter Ryan Grim will discuss his new book, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement.

One Planet: Mass extinction and climate change

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  On this edition of next Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the recent UN report warning that over one million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction over the next few decades.

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the Trump administration’s plans to pardon military service members and a former Blackwater contractor who were accused or convicted of war crimes.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the movement behind Moms Demand Action, a national organization taking on the gun lobby and advocating for gun safety.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss efforts to bring justice to victims of clergy sexual abuse. Prosecutors across the nation say they are returning their focus to the issue by raiding offices, setting up victims tip lines, and investigating decades-old allegations.

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On the next Your Call, we’ll ask how California should rebuild, and who should be held accountable, after devastating wildfires.

 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss what California is doing to prepare for the next big fires. Last year, California experienced some of the deadliest and most destructive fires in the state’s history.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the violent and deadly attacks on peaceful protesters in Khartoum, Sudan. According to the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, security forces killed at least 108 people. There are also widespread reports of raping, looting and beatings by government paramilitary forces. What’s next for Sudan?

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On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about life in Iraq 16 years after the US invasion.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the damning findings of Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss Our Bodies, Our Doctors, a documentary that tells the stories of abortion providers and clinic staff facing an ongoing assault on abortion access.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with documentarian Peter Nelson about his new film The Pollinators. The documentary is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts, and vegetables we all eat.


On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of this weekend's California Democratic Party Convention in San Francisco. Fourteen Democrats running for President will address delegates and hold a number of fundraising and policy events in the Bay Area. With California moving its primary to March, what role is the state playing in the 2020 race?

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with artists performing at the San Francisco International Arts Festival and hear how the Trump administration's hardline immigration policies are impacting the festival.

 


 

On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about the importance of social services to public health.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about US foreign policy under the Trump administration.


On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss national coverage of abortion rights after Alabama passed a near-total ban on abortion. How are the media covering the Republicans’ ongoing assault on abortion rights?

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll talk about the people who work behind the scenes of California's wine industry.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from activists who have just concluded a bus tour of California to end child poverty across the state.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with the director of The Silence of Others, a documentary that tells the stories of victims of Spain’s dictatorship under General Francisco Franco and their search for justice.


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll have a conversation about the legal battle over the safety of Monsanto's widely used Roundup weed killer. A jury in Oakland recently awarded a couple $2 billion after finding that Roundup caused their cancer.

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with Adam Higginbotham about his new book Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster.

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