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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from activists who have just concluded a bus tour of California to end child poverty across the state.

City Visions: California's poverty problem

Jul 27, 2018
Photo: Ken Walton

With the 5th largest economy in the world and an unemployment rate near 4%, why are 40% of Californians living at or near the poverty level? Joseph Pace and our panel of experts explore this issue.

Ben Trefny

Upstar Records is a professional music studio within Sunset Youth Services, a support program for youth and their families. This weekend the label showcases the work of young artists with the release of the album "Life Is Not a Game."

This week, Donald Trump unveiled plans to expand US military intervention in Afghanistan by sending up to 4,000 more soldiers to the region. How are the media covering the 16-year US invasion and its impacts on the civilian population?

Your Call: The child care crisis in America

Apr 19, 2017


A conversation with Dr. Ajay Chaudry, a social policy analyst and co-author of Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality. Compared to other advanced economies, the US government invests less in children under the age of five. 

May 11, 2015: Which more accurately predicts future health, your zip code or your genetic code? Learn how your childhood home, family, school and neighborhood can add or subtract decades from your life. Our Bay Area panel of experts are all working to improve these outcomes for disadvantaged children, find out how. 

Guests:

Alex Briscoe, Agency Director for Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Dr. Dayna Long, pediatrician at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland