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The Spare the Air season normally begins on May 4. But the district said at that time, so few people were driving because of shelter in place that the air quality was actually really good.

Now as stay at home orders relax. More people are driving. 

What Should A 21st Century Post-Pandemic New Deal Look Like?

May 14, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with Gray Brechin and Richard Walker, board members of the Living New Deal, a project that makes the legacy of the New Deal visible and educates Americans about what is possible when government is dedicated to the public good.

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On this edition of  Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're speaking with journalist and author Antonia Juhasz about the 10th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, which spewed over 130 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the worst oil spill in US history.


  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing the links between climate change and infectious diseases.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we continue our coverage of presidential candidates by focusing on their environmental records.

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Climate change is fueling devastating wildfires in California, and in some cases, low-wage immigrant workers are cleaning up after them. They sweep ash out of houses and strip debris from burned buildings.

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In October 2019, a stretch of dry weather and strong winds sparked dozens of wildfires across California, killing three people and destroying hundreds of homes. For the low-wage immigrants who work in those homes, fire season brings its own dangers.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we speak with one of the founders of the upcoming Bay Area International Children's Film Festival and one of the filmmakers and youth climate activists featured in this year’s program.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about the impact of climate change on ocean temperatures. According to a new study published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Science, the world's oceans hit record temperatures in 2019, with the last decade being the warmest on record.

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Meet the woman who helped develop The Green New Deal--and how you can make a difference in the climate crisis. 

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Meet Heather McTeer Toney.. the National Field Director at Moms Clean Air Force, which fights for climate safety to protect our children's health. She shares how her two terms as the first African-American, first female and youngest mayor of Greenville, MS helps her be an even more effective activist, and what one thing motivates people to make big changes.

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Experts and enthusiasts discuss another year of data.

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New York Times San Francisco Bureau Chief Thomas Fuller spent three months reporting on the High Street homelessness encampment in Oakland. What he found were people driven to homelessness by climate catastrophes, expensive medical emergencies, and more. 

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, The Intercept's environment reporter Sharon Lerner discusses her investigation exposing how the plastics industry is fighting to keep polluting the world.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we'll rebroadcast our conversation with environmental scientist Laura Rogers-Bennett about the alarming decline of underwater kelp forests and the explosion of kelp eating purple sea urchins off of California's coast.

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On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the UN climate conference in Madrid. The US and several other big polluters blocked a nonbinding measure that would have set tougher targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. During the conference, thousands of young activists protested the lack of action by big polluters calling the gathering a PR campaign.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll speak Professor Rob Jackson, chair of the Global Carbon Project at Stanford University, about Carbon Budget 2019, which projects that this year, global carbon dioxide emissions from coal, oil and natural gas are set to hit another record high. 

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Access improvements. Structural protection. Managed retreat. Those may sound like military terms — because they are. But they also describe what’s happening at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach right now — in a biennial battle the city is waging with Mother Nature.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, environmental scientist Laura Rogers-Bennett will discuss the alarming decline of underwater kelp forests and the explosion of kelp eating purple sea urchins off of California's coast.

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Isha Clarke is an activist with Youth vs Apocalypse. You may know her from a viral video where she asked Senator Dianne Feinstein to move the Green New Deal forward; she helped organize the youth Climate Strike in San Francisco that attracted 30,000 students, during the international "week of action" when Greta Thurnberg sailed to America. She is a high school student working every day to reverse the climate crisis because as she says..." we have this power and responsibility to make this radical change.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about the devastating fires in California. Dozens of fires across the state have destroyed hundreds of structures, forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate, and left millions without electricity. State officials warn that the fire season is far from over.

 

  On this edition of Your Call, Christopher Leonard will discuss his new book, Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

Leonard says if you want to understand how unions were killed, how the income divide widened, how climate change progress stalled, and how corporate America came to have so much influence in the US, you have to understand the story Koch industries, one of the largest private companies in the world. 

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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with three winners of this year’s 20th annual Brower Youth Awards, which recognizes outstanding youth leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement. 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we are talking with two experts about the progress and challenges of electric vehicles. More people are buying electric vehicles these days. EVs are much more affordable than just a few years ago, with more models on the way, and they can greatly reduce pollution and address climate change. But challenges remain for EV adoption. 


On this edition of Your Call, Christopher Leonard will discuss his new book, Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

 


Millions of young people across the world walked out of class last Friday and took to the streets in what some are calling the largest climate protest in world history.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss yesterday's United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City. 

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On this edition of Your Call's media roundtable, we'll discuss coverage of today's global climate strikes. The turnout so far, from the Pacific Islands to Europe, has been massive. We'll also discuss the Covering Climate Now Project. More than 300 media outlets, including KALW, have been covering the climate crisis all week.

Life And Breath In The Age Of Air Pollution

Sep 16, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we continue our weeklong series on the climate crisis with Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

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On this edition of Your Call's One Planet series, we kick off a special week of coverage about the climate crisis with Penn State Atmospheric Science professor Michael Mann.

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