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On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing Totally Under Control, a new documentary that exposes the Trump administration’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Filmmaker Alex Gibney says it was a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of leadership.

Happy Birthday John Prine!

Oct 9, 2020

John Prine the greatly beloved singer-songwriter passed away April 7th from complications related to Covid19.  This Saturday October 10th 3 pm (PDT) on KALW’s Folk Music & Beyond, we celebrate what would have been John Prine’s 74th birthday!  Guest host Nancy Iverson was a good friend of John’s and she put together a loving tribute to John featuring songs, stories, and comments from his friends and music colleagues, including

The First And Only Vice Presidential Debate -- We'll Discuss The Issues

Oct 8, 2020


  On this edition of Your Call, we’re getting your take on the first and only vice presidential debate.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’re taking your questions about COVID-19. The death toll in the US passed the 190,000 mark yesterday. Over 2.3 million people have recovered from COVID. What do we now know about long-term health effects?

The Status And Ethics Of A COVID-19 Vaccine

Aug 25, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we're getting an update on a COVID-19 vaccine. According to The New York Times' vaccine tracker, more than 165 vaccines are being developed, but only 32 are currently in human trials, while eight have made it to Phase 3 trials.

Folk Music & Beyond: Cabin Fever!

Jul 31, 2020

John McCutcheon, folk singer extraordinaire, is our special guest this Saturday (8/1) 3 pm on KALW’s Folk Music & Beyond.  John will talk about his latest recording “Cabin Fever”, his brand new collection of songs he wrote while in self-quarantine earlier this year.  One of the most moving songs is “The Night John Prine Died”, about his good friend and fellow singer-songwriter John Prine who passed away a few months ago from Covid19.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll get an update on the COVID crisis in the US. About half of the country is facing huge spikes, deaths are on the rise in almost every region, and hospitals are overwhelmed in several states.

City Visions: The Case For Reparations In California

Jul 13, 2020
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Has the time come for reparations for slavery?  Host Ethan Elkind and guests explore the history of the reparations movement in the United States and discuss what can be done to bridge the racial wealth divide.

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing the alarming number of coronavirus cases in California’s prisons. According to the California Department of Corrections Tracker, there are now 5,365 confirmed cases inside the state's 35 prisons. The official death toll is 28.