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The financial fallout from the pandemic has hit local governments hard. And some are already making major cuts.

San Francisco’s Deputy Budget Director Ashley Groffenberger said Wednesday that all city departments must cut their budgets by 10 percent in the next fiscal year and 15 the year after.

The cuts don’t apply to the Municipal Transportation Agency or the Public Utilities Commission because they generate their own revenues.

California braces for deep environmental cuts

Mar 27, 2017

March 27, 2017:

The budget proposal released by the Trump Administration earlier this month outlines deep and unprecedented cuts across many federal agencies. At the top of the list is the Environmental Protection Agency, slated for a 31% cut. 

Your Call: The root causes of the Flint water crisis

Feb 22, 2016

On the February 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Proposed cuts at Mills spark protest

Nov 18, 2015
Ninna Gaensler-Debs

The Mills College Campus is beautiful – wide sweeping lawns, and tree-lined boulevards. It’s a tranquil place where I can picture myself reading a book in the warm sunshine, or maybe even doing interpretive dance in front of the student union – which is exactly what’s happening when I walk onto campus. 

On the March 27th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Republican budget, which includes $5.5 trillion dollars in cuts to the social safety net and environmental programs, and an extra $20 billion dollars in military funding. We’ll also talk about the role Citigroup played in the 2008 financial crisis. We’ll be joined by Harper’s Andrew Cockburn and the Huffington Post’s Kate Sheppard. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join the conversation with guest host Mark Hertsgaard and you.


On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of US Forest Service budget cuts as thousands of firefighters are battling the massive Rim Fire near Yosemite. The second round of cuts are scheduled to begin in October. Who’s covering this angle? We’ll also talk about the launch of Aljazeera America. We’ll be joined by Think Progress’ Katie Valentine, CJR’s David Cay Johnston and Murrow College’s Lawrence Pintak. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.         

Today on Your Call: What can we learn from UK Uncut?

Mar 5, 2013

Teachers relieved by Prop 30 results

Nov 7, 2012
http://www.examiner.com/article/school-and-building-evactuated-for-bomb-scare / Examiner

When she came into work this morning, Frank McCoppin kindergarten teacher Selina Cheung didn’t know whether she’d have a job next semester or not. Parent Siobhan Culhane hadn’t heard the news about Proposition 30 either.

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a special two-hour live broadcast of Your Call from the City College of San Francisco.  We’ll talk about the state of higher education – in the first hour, exploring the role public universities play in California ’s economy, and in the second hour focusing on the crisis at CCSF.  Join the conversation in person at the Diego Rivera Theater on the CCSF campus, or tune in Monday at 10 am here on KALW, San Francisco.


Daniel Newell, Job Development & Marketing Specialist San Jose State University Career Center

What the UC system can learn from Chile

Jun 26, 2012

Campuses have played host to several protests throughout the year, with students outraged over steep rising costs. University officials approved tuition increases of eight to sixteen percent per year for four years. It’s a continuing trend – tuition has risen by more than 300 percent over the last decade, largely the consequence of drops in state funding.