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Your Call: How did Richmond become a laboratory for progressive politics?


We’ll have a conversation with labor journalist Steve Early about his new book Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City.

Early chronicles the emergence and success of Richmond’s progressive movement, and how decades of grassroots organizing spawned a vibrant culture of resistance to Chevron, corporate power, and big money. Join the conversation, live at 10am, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Steve Early, labor journalist and author of  Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City

Web Resources:

Steve Early

Salon: The city big oil built: When industrial disaster strikes, residents must “shelter in place”


SF Chronicle: Richmond rent control awaits court decision

LA Times: Cutting jobs, street repairs, library books to keep up with pension costs





Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.