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How widespread is government surveillance since 9/11? And how complicit are the biggest tech companies like Apple and Google?


Your Call: Whistle blowing in the age of Snowden

Jul 11, 2016

On the July 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the Nation’s Mark Hertsgaard about his new book Bravehearts: Whistle-Blowing in the Age of Snowden

Should we think of whistleblowers as selfless martyrs, as traitors, or as something else?  Hear John Perry and Ken Taylor's conversation with the world's most famous whistleblower, Edward Snowden.  Tuesday at 12pm.

Your Call Weekly Kudos: June 05, 2015

Jun 5, 2015

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.


Carlotta Gall, Pulitzer Prize winning NY Times correspondent, and author of The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

Mark Danner, veteran journalist, professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at ­Berkeley, and author of " Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War"


On the October 22nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with award winning filmmaker Laura Poitras about her documentary Citizen Four. The film chronicles Edward Snowden's time in Hong Kong, why he decided to expose the US government’s mass surveillance program and fallout of his decision. What do we still need to know about why Snowden risked his life to expose the mass surveillance program? And what has changed? It's Your Call, with with Rose Aguilar


Laura Poitras, award winning filmmaker and journalist

Sandhya Dirks

The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has become something of a superstar in America. He is known for his provocative artwork, his outspoken critique of Chinese policy, and for his imprisonment by the Chinese government.

Ai has been under house arrest in Beijing since 2011, but that has not stopped him from making work internationally. He just opened a massive and unprecedented installation, @Large, on the former prison island of Alcatraz.

Philosophy Talk surveys the New Surveillance Society

Jul 24, 2014

Recent revelations confirm what many already suspected: not only is Big Brother watching you, he is also potentially reading your emails, listening to your phone calls, mapping your personal networks, and tracking your every move. While many see whistleblowers as heroes, others see them as criminals who ought to be severely punished. So, how should we treat whistleblowers who break the law for moral or political ends? How do we adjudicate between national or corporate security and individual rights?

Your Call: The Snowden Files and the future of Ukraine

May 8, 2014


Today on Your Call: The Snowden files

Feb 28, 2014

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Today on Your Call:Friday Media Roundtable

Jun 14, 2013