You may know Dan Pfeiffer as a host of Pod Save America. You may know him as Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. Or you may know him for his book, "Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter and Trump". In this episode he shares how he got into politics and what it's going to take to get America out of the political mess we find ourselves in today. This conversation was recorded on stage, presented by Cal Performances at UC Berkeley.
Legendary investigative journalist Bob Woodward discusses his reporting from Nixon to Trump and the challenges faced by the press, the presidency and American democracy. His latest book is Fear: Trump in the White House.
On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the violent crack-down on the anti-government protests in Sudan. Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir declared a year-long state of emergency, banned protests, and gave sweeping power to security forces.
The Golden State Warriors made a political statement over the weekend, when superstar Steph Curry said he wouldn’t join a celebration at the White House if the team received the traditional championship invitation.
On Saturday, hundreds of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the Ku Klux Klan marched in Charlottesville, Virginia. They came with guns, shields and clubs, Nazi-style helmets, confederate flags, and Nazi paraphernalia.
Making vacation plans is a chore. The traffic in Yosemite is terrible, and a landslide makes it impossible to get to sections of Big Sur without a helicopter. So where can you go to enjoy some peace and quiet? How about another part of our solar system?
This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. Since inauguration, he has signed 32 executive orders, covering everything from repealing the Affordable Care Act to the building of a border wall to weakening of environmental, and financial regulations.
“This is old Italian neighborhood,” Al Bronzini says. “That’s the house I was raised in, right there.” Al is showing me some of the places that were important to him growing up in East Oakland, almost 80 years ago. “Boy this is different,” he says. “Wow.”
President Trump appointed Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon, to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This week the Senate advanced his nomination, bringing him one step closer to becoming secretary.
On today's Your Call, we begin a weeklong series on the United States' immigration and refugee policies. Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and his plans to deport millions of undocumented people, build the wall, and shut the border to tens of thousands of refugees, has become one of the pillars of his domestic agenda.
On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order restricting refugee and immigrant entry to the US. As customs agencies at airports across the country scrambled to interpret and enforce the order, thousands of protesters came out in support of immigrants and refugees.
Last week, some of the Bay Area’s most celebrated authors came together to share their thoughts about our own democratic moment. The event, presented by Litquake, was called “No Shadow Without Light: Writers Respond to Trump.”
Our news department has a visiting journalist this year, Jürgen Klemm, a professional broadcaster from Estonia. His nation borders Russia; in fact, Estonia was occupied by the Soviet Union until 1991. Jürgen has seen the allegations of Russian involvement in the U.S. election. And he's heard President Trump's statements about NATO. We realized we can learn a lot from Jürgen's perspective, so we're debuting this new segment, 'Ask an Estonian.'