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Civil Unrest or Redress Grievances

11 hours ago

A series of protests embroil the entire country following another killing at the hands of a police officer.  Some are outraged by the loss of life, others by the destruction of property and civil unrest that followed.  

Philosophy Talk: Freedom of Speech on Campus

Aug 23, 2019
"Free Speech Movement Cafe" by Jun Selta used by CC license

Do all views have a place on university campuses, or are there some views that should never be given a platform?  

City Visions: Twitter activism

Jan 14, 2019

Host Ethan Elkind speaks with the founders of Grab Your Wallet and Sleeping Giants to learn how two Bay Area residents took to Twitter to metabolize the confusion and anger they felt around the 2016 election and in the process created two different and very successful grassroots campaigns -- one a boycott of companies doing business with Trump and his affiliates and the other aimed at advertisers on Breitbart, an alt-right website.  

Defending the Constitution's First Amendment: The Freedom of Speech Clause protecting free speech, both literal and symbolic -- the 70th Anniversary of the Hollywood Movie Industry's Blacklist hearings and today's professional athletes' right to kneel at the playing of the national anthem. Guests: Mike Farrell, a civil rights activist (formerly of "Mash" TV); Christopher Morales, a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law; Novella Coleman, a staff attorney with the ACLU; and Marshall Krause, a former ACLU attorney. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Is hate speech protected by the Constitution?

Aug 23, 2017
"first amedment area" by CC Flickr user Simon Willison, resized and recopped

The National Park Service today has decided to issue a permit to right-wing group Patriot Prayer for a rally on Saturday in San Francisco’s Crissy Field.

Your Call: Standing up against hate speech

Mar 27, 2016

On the March 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growing protests against the hateful and xenophobic rhetoric in the 2016 presidential race.


On the June 3rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to ban street protests after dark in response to acts of vandalism during a demonstration last month. The decision has drawn criticism from civil liberties groups and protests against the curfew. What are the responsibilities of demonstrators and when is it right for police to intervene? Where do you stand on protest curfews? It’s Your Call with Matt Martin, and you.



Civil Liberties: Is Our Right of Privacy Gone? 

Guests:  Hanni Fakhoury, Staff Attorney, the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Ben Rosenfeld, an attorney who specializes in police misconduct cases, civil rights cases and criminal defense law; and Shahid Buttar, Executive Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.

Listeners: please call-in with questions/comments for the guests: 415-841-4134.