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On this edition of Your Call, UC Berkeley geography professor emeritus Richard Walker discusses his new book, Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’re talking about Opportunity Zones. Tucked away in last year’s tax bill is a bipartisan effort to encourage investors to put their money into economically distressed areas. How would these zones shape the state’s neighborhoods?


On January 16th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the US economy, the growing wage gap, and unemployment. We’ll also talk about the impacts of austerity policies in Europe and the Euro plummeting as global oil prices collapse. We’ll be joined by the Washington Post’s Jim Tankersley, the Huffington post’s Arthur Delany and the Globe and Mail’s Eric Reguly join us from Rome. What caught your attention in the media week. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


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The Bay Area is constantly evolving. We've gone from the Gold Rush to Silicon Valley; shifted from boom to bust, and back again. It can feel a little bit like déjà vu. Back in 2000, just before the dot-com bubble burst, unemployment in San Francisco was at an all-time low of 3 percent. It’s nearing that again – approaching what economists call "full employment," meaning, statistically anyway, there are jobs for everyone who wants one.