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On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the snap elections in Spain. The fractured political landscape handed the Socialist Party most of the parliamentary seats, and, for the first time, the far right anti-immigrant Vox Party, which was backed by Steve Bannon, won 10 percent of the vote. What’s next for Spain?

 

Last fall organizers and volunteers set up a women-run homeless community in East Oakland’s Brookfield neighborhood. They called it the Housing and Dignity Village. About 13 people moved onto a vacant lot that was public land. The City of Oakland threatened to evict them. Advocates went to court.

City Visions Election Coverage: Prop 10

Oct 22, 2018
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"Is the rent too damn high?" Those in favor of the state ballot measure Proposition 10 have used that as a rallying cry in their effort to get the current rent control law repealed.

Napa Proposition F: Hotel Tax for Affordable Housing

Oct 9, 2018
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Affordable housing is on the ballot everywhere this election, and wine country is no exception.


  Every Wednesday through Election Day on November 6th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

This week, we’ll host a debate on San Francisco’s Proposition C. The measure would raise taxes on large businesses by an average of a half-percent to fund homeless services.

Image via the Poor People's Campaign

 On this edition of Your Call, we speak with activists about the Poor People’s Campaign.

99% Invisible: Squatters of the Lower East Side

May 26, 2018

In 1987, three years after moving to New York City, Maggie Wrigley found herself on the edge of homelessness.  She heard about an abandoned tenament building on the Lower East Side she could move into, and so she did.  The building was full of rubble and had no running water, but she stayed. 

Every Wednesday through Election Day on June 5th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on San Francisco's crucial mayoral race, local propositions, and regional measures.

  

Every Wednesday through Election Day on June 5th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on San Francisco's crucial mayoral race, local propositions, and regional measures.