© 2024 KALW 91.7 FM Bay Area
KALW Public Media / 91.7 FM Bay Area
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Your Call

How should we respond to rising fascism & authoritarianism in the US?

Cory Sharber/WHYY

On this edition of Your Call, we open the phone lines to discuss what we're facing: rising fascism and authoritarianism, abortion bans, attacks on trans people, book bans, gun violence, the climate crisis, attacks on education, rising inequality, and more.

What do you make of this moment? How did we get here and what will it take to effectively respond?


Lisa Graves, executive director and editor-in-chief of True North Research

Brynn Tannehill, former naval aviator, LGBTQ activist, and author of several books, including Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Trans (But Were Afraid to Ask) and American Fascism: How the GOP is Subverting Democracy

Web Resources:

The New Republic, Brynn Tannehill: The End of Trans America Comes Into Focus

The New Republic, Brynn Tannehill: The Grim Truth: The War on Guns Is Lost

The New Republic, Brynn Tannehill: Inside the Right’s Anti-Trans Dog and Pony Show

The New Republic, Brynn Tannehill: Why We’re Barreling Toward a Legal War Between the States

Mother Jones: Inside the Secret Working Group That Helped Push Anti-Trans Laws Across the Country

The 19th: Abortion bans are unpopular. Republicans are passing them anyway.

The New York Times: Florida at Center of Debate as School Book Bans Surge Nationally

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.
Bee Soll is a producer with Your Call at KALW, and a producer, writer, and editor at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. She is a former reporter for Crosscurrents and contributor at KPFA Radio.