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We Speak For Ourselves: A Word From Forgotten Black America

Jul 9, 2020

  On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with best-selling author and Salon's Editor-At-Large D. Watkins about his new book We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America.

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll speak with award winning journalist Lawrence Lanahan about his new book The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide.

The Spot: Out of the Blocks

Jul 23, 2017

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

Your Call: Media coverage of police misconduct

Jun 23, 2016

On the June 24th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the investigation into the Oakland Police Department’s sex scandal, which has also expanded to the San Francisco Police Department.

On the September 22nd edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with D. Watkins, author of “The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America."

On the May 1st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the US, and the move to seal the deal on TPP and a new military alliance. We will also discuss the ongoing social unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody. we’ll be joined by the Nation’s Tim Shorrock and freelance journalist Lawrence Lanahan. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Mark Hertsgaard, and You.


Today’s "Local" Music: David Byrne

Feb 6, 2013

Maybe you’ve noticed a theme in our music this week... it’s all from Baltimore. When the 49ers lost to the Ravens last Sunday, we lost a bet with Baltimore station WTMD. So you’ll be hearing the sweet strains of the Chesapeake Bay all week on Crosscurrents. Today we’re featuring David Byrne, raised in Baltimore. The movie Stop Making Sense, about Byrne’s band The Talking Heads, is playing at the Parkway Theatre at midnight on Friday. So, there from Chesapeake Bay to our own Bay... go Ravens!