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Laura Flynn

On the October 29th edition of Your Call, we’re discussing how California can end fossil fuel extraction and embrace 100% wind and solar. Is that possible in the country’s third-largest oil-producing state? 

On the October 14th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with three of this year’s Brower Youth Award winners. 

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On the September 23rd edition of Your Call, we're talking about the increasing number of wildfires blazing across California. 

On September 4th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week. President Obama became the first US president to visit the Arctic to draw attention to the impacts of climate change.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jun 25, 2015
Johanna Varner / KQED Science

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Reductions to bail rates divide S.F. legal community // SF Chronicle

"An attempt by San Francisco Superior Court judges to bring bail amounts into line with surrounding Bay Area counties has set off a firestorm of controversy in the legal community.

Daily news roundup for Monday, June 22, 2015

Jun 22, 2015
Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group

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Oakland Claims Record for Soul Train Line // Inside Bay Area
"OAKLAND -- We already know Oakland's got soul. Now, the city apparently has the distinction of holding the world record for a "Soul Train"-style dance line.

On the June 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the United States’ energy landscape. According to the World Bank, 80 to 85 percent of the energy consumed in the US is from fossil fuels. What are the economic, social and environmental costs of our dependency on fossil fuel and what will it take to transition to renewable energy? What are real alternatives to oil? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Richard Heinberg, senior fellow at Post Carbon Institute

Climate change--one view is doom and gloom and destruction. The other is that things could be far more beautiful and regenerative and sustainable and socially just than we can imagine. Is climate change an inevitability or an opportunity? Our guests are Shana Rappaport and Amanda Ravenhill of Project Drawdown, and Julia Prochnik, consultant to the National Resource Defense Council.

Women negotiating climate change. That's our inflection point.  

Your Call: What is the cost of burning coal?

Apr 22, 2015

  

What is the cost of burning coal? On the April 22nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Richard Martin, author of Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet. Coal has become a battleground in the fight against climate change. Martin traveled to Wyoming, West Virginia, and China to meet people on the front lines of the war on coal. He asks: Can we shut down Big Coal in time to save the planet – and ourselves? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guest: 

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Twice a week, the Heart of the City Farmers Market transforms San Francisco’s gritty United Nations Plaza with dozens of white canopies and truckloads of fresh produce. But on a recent sunny winter Wednesday, the abundance of sweet-smelling fruits and vegetables are contrasted by a gloomy point.

It didn’t rain once here last January. Not in this spot, nor in all of San Francisco.

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Your Call: How bad is California’s drought?

Mar 15, 2015

On the March 16th edition of Your Call, we’ll kick off a weeklong series on California’s water crisis. January was the driest month in the state since record keeping began in 1895 and February was the hottest. The fact is, it’s just not raining. As a result, California has just one year of water reserves, wells are running dry, and the Sierra snowpack is far below normal. What explains this? How are state officials dealing with the drought? And what’s the responsibility of citizens? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On the March 9th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Robert Kenner, director of Merchants of Doubt, a documentary that examines the history of corporate-financed efforts to convince the public to doubt scientific findings. How can citizens influence climate change policy when the media give the doubters so much attention? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Robert Kenner, award winning filmmaker and director of Merchants of Doubt

Hopcraft Communications

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

S.F. woman with leukemia sues for right to die at home // SF Gate

“When Brittany Maynard’s brain was racked with terminal cancer, the 29-year-old East Bay woman went to Oregon, where she could legally receive a doctor’s aid in dying a peaceful death. Christie White, a leukemia-stricken 53-year-old San Francisco woman, is going to court.

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To what extent is climate change causing or worsening California's drought, and how is the drought similar to other extreme weather events like superstorm Sandy? Columbia University climatologist Adam Sobel joins us to talk about the current drought, its causes, and how we can manage the increasing risk of future natural disasters.

Guest:

Adam H. Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University. He is also the author of Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future.

Global climate change confronts us not only with well-known pragmatic challenges, but also with less commonly acknowledged moral challenges. Who is responsible for responding to environmental catastrophes around the world? What kind of help does the industrialized world owe developing nations? What values should we hold onto, and which must we discard, in response to the changing climate?

On the October 10th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the protests in Hong Kong over China’s decision to manage Hong Kong's next chief executive election. We’ll also talk about the economics of climate change. How are greenhouse gases affecting the global economy? We’ll be joined by investigative journalist Mark Schapiro and former NPR and BBC China correspondent Mary Kay Magistad. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you

Guests:

www.evangreer.org

With the past weeks marking the Free Speech Movement’s 50th Reunion & Celebration, we want to know what’s become of their kids?—the red diaper babies, and families of black panthers, queers, feminists, and brown berets? Host David Onek and guests engage in some intergenerational dialogue on who’s on the picket line or possibly in the boardroom. 

Guests:

-Art Goldberg

-Ruth Beaglehole

-Rabbi Susan Goldberg

-David Goldberg

-Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan

-Mateo Nube

-Joël Barraquiel Tan

Producer: Lisa Denenmark

Your Call Weekly Kudos: Sept, 26th 2014

Sep 26, 2014

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

This week we spoke with:

Guests:

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent of the Guardian

Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times

Jonathan Landay, national security and intelligence reporter for McClatchy Newspapers

Kudos of the week:

 

  

On the September 25th, 2014 edition of Your Call, Naomi Klein talks about her new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”.  Klein says our current economic system can’t cut greenhouse emissions fast enough to prevent permanent warming.  As world leaders converge for the UN Climate Summit, is there still time to make the shift to sustainability?  And what would sustainability mean for the way we live?  Naomi Klein – on the next Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.    

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Port of SF

From Fisherman's Wharf to India Basin, what's next for San Francisco's waterfront? Host Joseph Pace and guests discuss the Port of San Francisco's newly released waterfront use plan. How does the plan address voter-imposed height limits? And how will future development contend with rising sea levels and other climate impacts?

Guests:

-Byron Rhett, deputy director of planning and development, Port of San Francisco

Laura Flynn

The east side story

I’m on the east side of Alameda Island, standing in mud in front of a storm drain that empties out into San Leandro Bay. There’s a stretch of homes right on the shoreline looking out at estuaries, the Oakland Airport, and Coliseum. The waterline isn’t quite at my feet right now, but in less than a century I’d likely be standing in water up to my shoulders.

City Visions: New Visions for Climate Justice

Jul 22, 2014

What does it mean to confront the growing Bay Area’s energy needs in a time of climate crisis? Can we have power without pollution? Host David Onek and guests discuss visionary community-based solutions and organizing in Richmond and beyond.

Guests:

  • Gopal Dayaneni: Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project
  • Vivian Huang: Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
  • Andrés Soto: Communities for a Better Environment

Producer: Zara Zimbardo

  

The problems San Francisco’s facing today could really change the course of the city’s future. Local author Annalee Newitz says that future is something we should start trying to protect right now. Newitz wrote the new book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. She describes it as an “optimistic book about extinction.” In it, she looks at how humans could deal with a catastrophe along the lines of what killed the dinosaurs. She says one thing we need is strong, resilient cities – and that San Francisco is a model for the world. Newitz spoke with KALW’s Casey Miner about adaptation, innovation, and what we can learn from the time local developers almost turned the Bay into a landfill.

Today on Your Call: Media Coverage of Climate Change

Jan 2, 2014


Today on Your Call: What are Transition Towns?

Nov 11, 2013


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