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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we are talking with two experts about the progress and challenges of electric vehicles. More people are buying electric vehicles these days. EVs are much more affordable than just a few years ago, with more models on the way, and they can greatly reduce pollution and address climate change. But challenges remain for EV adoption. 

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the explosive whistle blower complaints alleging Donald Trump tried to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

It’s been one year since the brutal murder of the Washington Post’s Jamal Khash-og-ji at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. On the next Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll speak with FRONTLINE’S Martin Smith about a two-hour PBS documentary that looks into the rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his ties to the killing.

On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with award-winning journalist Vivian Ho about her new book, Those Who Wander: America's Lost Street Kids

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the recent BuzzFeed News investigation about how Amazon’s decentralized, next-day delivery service has brought chaos, exploitation, and danger to communities across America.

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

One Planet: The history of water in California

Sep 30, 2019

  On the next Your Call’s One Planet Series, we'll rebrodacast our conversation with journalist Mark Arax about his new book, The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California.


On this edition of Your Call, Christopher Leonard will discuss his new book, Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

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A new report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that global warming is heating the oceans and crumbling the planet’s ice sheets. 

The SF Green Film Festival Focuses On Solutions & Environmental Justice

Sep 24, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss this year’s 9th annual San Francisco Green Film Festival. 

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss yesterday's United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City. 

One Planet: Mass Extinction And Climate Change

Sep 22, 2019
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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 today's global climate strikes. The turnout so far, from the Pacific Islands to Europe, has been massive. We'll also discuss the Covering Climate Now Project. More than 300 media outlets, including KALW, have been covering the climate crisis all week.

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On this edition of Your Call, we continue our weeklong series on the climate crisis by speaking with environmental justice activists.

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On this edition of Your Call, we continue our weeklong series on the climate crisis by looking at the impacts of the crisis on our global food supply.

Life And Breath In The Age Of Air Pollution

Sep 16, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we continue our weeklong series on the climate crisis with Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

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On this edition of Your Call, Guardian reporter David Smith will give us an update on Hurricane Dorian, which has devastated the Abaco Islands.

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On this edition of Your Call's One Planet series, we kick off a special week of coverage about the climate crisis with Penn State Atmospheric Science professor Michael Mann.

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll go to Kabul, Afghanistan to discuss coverage of US negotiations with the Taliban, and the ongoing violence against the civilian population. With so much attention back on Afghanistan, where are the voices of Afghans almost 18 years after the United States invaded in response to 9/11?

Steven Greenhouse On The Past, Present & Future of American Labor

Sep 11, 2019


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with labor reporter Steven Greenhouse about his new book, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the current state of reproductive rights around the globe with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition.

How Can The Bahamas Recover From Hurricane Dorian’s Destruction?

Sep 10, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll get an update on the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. 

The Legacy Film Festival Shares New Perspectives On Aging

Sep 9, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss San Francisco’s upcoming 9th annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging with its executive director, Sheila Malkind. 


  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll speak with investigative journalist Christopher Ketcham about his new book This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption are Ruining the American West.

 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Hurricane Dorian, which has left a path of destruction in its wake in the Bahamas. The Category 5 storm surge has killed at least 20 people and has severely damaged homes, hospitals, and other structures. 

How Can We Ensure Election Security In 2020?

Sep 4, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss election security in 2020. A new report from Vice found that 35 election systems have been left exposed online. 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss The Family, a five-part Netflix series about a conservative Christian group wielding enormous influence in Washington DC and around the globe.

'Those Who Wander' Examines How Vagabond Youth End Up On The Streets

Sep 2, 2019


On this edition of Your Call, award-winning journalist Vivian Ho discusses her new book, Those Who Wander: America's Lost Street Kids.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll rebroadcast our 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 the G7 Summit in France and the political crisis in England following Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament to push his Brexit Plan.

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