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The Future Of Reproductive Rights With A 6-3 Conservative Majority

Oct 22, 2020
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  On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the future of abortion rights. If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, the Center for Reproductive Rights says it is feasible that the protections Roe provides for safe abortion care could be weakened or overturned.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the future of the US Supreme Court since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose last wish was not to be replaced until a new presidential term, according to her granddaughter.

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the Coronavirus crisis in Brazil. The country now has the second-highest COVID-19 death toll in the world after the US. More than one million people have been infected and over 50,000 have died.

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Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced today that he is banning state-funded travel to California.

She Came To Slay: The Life And Times Of Harriet Tubman

Jan 1, 2020

  On this edition of Your Call, National Book Award nominee Erica Armstrong Dunbar discusses her new book, She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman.

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 discuss the current state of reproductive rights around the globe with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing protests in Russia. Security forces have arrested more than 1,000 people at rallies against the exclusion of opposition candidates in Moscow’s local elections.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Julie Burkhart, founder and CEO of Trust Women Foundation, a pro-choice and reproductive justice organization based in Wichita, Kansas.



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 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?

  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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On this special edition of Your Call, we discuss the country’s most extreme anti-abortion ban, signed yesterday by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the story of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss anti-abortion legislation across the country, the Trump administration’s attack on the Title X family planning program, and the impact of the  Global Gag Rule on women’s health around the world

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  Activist Loretta Ross and scholar Rickie Solinger wrote their new book Reproductive Justice: An Introduction to go beyond the pro-choice vs. anti-abortion debates that dominate headlines.


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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing the future of abortion rights in the United States with a conservative like Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.


The environmental costs of prisons

Jun 4, 2018


The cruel and inhumane conditions that many prison inmates live in have been well documented. On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss environmental factors that can make prison even more difficult, and in some cases, deadly.

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Reproductive rights, protections against sexual assault, transgender rights, and access to healthcare are all under attack. Patients are scrambling to find care, pregnant inmates are overcrowded in jails, and women's health is suffering under budget cuts. The news site Rewire extensively documents what is happening to reproductive rights and justice. How should journalists hold legislators accountable for their attacks on women's health? 

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In the 45 years since the Supreme Court decided the landmark Roe v. Wade case, which legalized abortion in the United States, mostly Republicans have enacted hundreds of policies that restrict access to abortion and other reproductive care.

How has access to abortion changed in the decades since that watershed case? We’ll speak with women who are fighting for abortion access and women who remember what life was like when abortion was illegal.


Your Call: A moral argument for choice

May 10, 2017


Reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider Dr. Willie Parker joins us to discuss his new book, Life’s Work, a Moral Argument for Choice.

We will have a conversation about Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and how he would shift the current balance on the high court.


How are abortion providers preparing for even more anti-choice legislation? We’ll speak with Dr. Willie Parker, an abortion provider who works in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.

Your Call: The present and future of abortion rights

Dec 5, 2016

What's next for reproductive rights in the US and around the world?

 On the June 20th edition of Your Call, Loretta Ross joins us to discuss the book, Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Rights.

Will the debate over reproductive freedom ever end?

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On the May 19th edition of Your Call, TRAPPED filmmaker Dawn Porter joins us to discuss diminishing abortion access across the country. 

Your Call: Lahore tragedy; reproductive rights

Mar 31, 2016

  On the April 1st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the horrific suicide bombing in Pakistan, which killed 72 people, including 29 children, and wounded more than 300.

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The East Bay’s congressional representative Barbara Lee (CA-13) introduced a bill last year that would greatly expand access to abortions. It gets rid of what’s called the Hyde Amendment, the restriction on abortion spending by the federal government.

On the March 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with filmmaker Dawn Porter about her new documentary TRAPPED.