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  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the new Frontline documentary Whose Vote Counts, which investigates Republican efforts to suppress the vote, from the past to the present. At least 47 million people have already voted. Whose vote counts? And whose doesn't?

 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the impacts of repealing the Affordable Care Act on tens of millions of Americans, especially low-income populations.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss COVID's fall surge. According to the Covid Tracking Project, the US is averaging 48,000 new cases a day, the highest numbers since mid-August.

Sandip Roy

…the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance that fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill.

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There is a pandemic demon that needs slaying...

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’re discussing Growing Up Poor in America, a new FRONTLINE documentary that tells the story of three families who are struggling to make ends meet. Close to 13 million children in the US live in poverty.

What Do We Now Know About COVID-19?

Aug 19, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we’re getting an update on COVID-19 as the US death toll passed 170,000 this week. Six months in and we still don’t have a national plan.

On this edition of Your Call, we're  discussing COVID’s ongoing effects on food, housing, and employment. 29 million adults say their household didn’t have enough to eat in the last week, one in five renters are now behind on rent, and 40 million people face eviction.

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  On the next City Visions, East Bay Congressman - and former presidential candidate - Eric Swalwell will talk about protecting our elections, providing covid relief, and fighting corruption, among other topics. 

 

We will also feature our regular COVID update with Chronicle Health Reporter Erin Allday and UCSF doctor Peter Chin-Hong, as well as the comedy of local favorite, Zahra Noorbakhsh.  

 

Guests: 

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Sandip Roy wonders if the new normal is really normal.

"Coronavirus Rhapsody" by Raúl Iravién on YouTube here:

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How can we possibly dream of a better future in the middle of a pandemic? 

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the Coronavirus crisis in Brazil. The country now has the second-highest COVID-19 death toll in the world after the US. More than one million people have been infected and over 50,000 have died.