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White House, Inc.: How Donald Trump Turned The Presidency Into A Business

Oct 7, 2020

  On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with Forbes senior editor, Dan Alexander, about his new book White House, Inc.: How Donald Trump Turned the Presidency Into a Business.

All The President’s Women: Donald Trump And The Making Of A Predator

Feb 13, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with veteran journalist Monique El-Faizy, co-author of the new book All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator.

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Andrea Bernstein, co-host of the award-winning podcast, Trump, Inc., about her new book, American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power.

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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.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss House Democrats’ decision to unveil two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. 

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.

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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Steve Almond about his new book Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country.

  

In Playing with Fire, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell recalls the 1968 US presidential election that shaped American politics. 

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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. 

A travel guide that’s out of this world

Jun 8, 2017
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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?

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Trump reserves possibility of prosecution for medical marijuana ...  Two South American pharmacies add cannabis meds ... hearse hides pounds of pot ... and more. 

 

Historian Kim Phillips-Fein joins us to discuss her new book, Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics.

  

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.

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This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's narrow referendum victory and the alarming attacks on Turkish journalists and media organizations.

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“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.”

The new documentary, The Chinese Exclusion Act, examines the 1882 law that was established after decades of anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence against Chinese immigrants.

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.

We’ll speak with Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi about his new book Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus. 

The Bay Area's "Day Without Immigrants"

Feb 16, 2017
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At his press conference today, President Trump reiterated his motivation for strictly enforcing and enhancing U.S. immigration policy.

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On today’s Your Call, we continue our weeklong immigration series by discussing the real life impacts of Donald Trump’s sweeping executive orders on immigrants and refugees.

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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.

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How is Steve Bannon shaping the executive branch?

Many of California’s elected officials have been speaking out against President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. 

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President Trump signed an Executive Order on Friday to temporarily ban all refugees, indefinitely ban refugees from Syria and temporarily ban citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. 

Hear the defiant voices of this weekend's SFO protests

Jan 30, 2017
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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.

 

What does Rex Tillerson’s 41-year record at ExxonMobil reveal about how he will function as the President’s chief foreign affairs adviser?

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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.”

Dear Donald Trump: "I do not think you are the next Hitler"

Jan 24, 2017

Over the weekend, the historic Women's March on Washington drew huge crowds to the nation's capital, with satellite marches taking place all over the world — including here in the Bay Area

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