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City Visions: How to travel ethically

Jul 16, 2018
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July 16, 2018: Summer is a time to explore new places, but have you ever considered what it means to travel ethically? Global tourism is an $8.27 trillion business, and your traveling dollars can have a positive impact. Listen in as host Grace Won interviews Jeff Greenwald of Ethical Traveler to learn more about destinations that are working to make the world a better place. 

Guest:

Jeff Greenwald, travel journalist and founder of Ethical Traveler.

Resources:

Ethical Traveler 

Mark Coplan

Visiting the Bay Area from Honduras, human rights activist Ismael Moreno stopped by the KALW studio to speak about root causes beneath the exodus that is pushing a growing number of Hondurans out of their home country.

Judy Silber

 

A crowd of about 60 people sit scattered in the pews of St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley. They sing “Caminando” — translated as “Walking,” in English, a nod to the millions of Mexicans and Central Americans who have journeyed to the United States in search of better lives.

Amber Miles / KALW News

This Saturday, two weeks after President Trump addressed via teleconference the National Walk for Life in Washington, D.C., the 14th annual Walk For Life West Coast took place in San Francisco. 

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We continue our weeklong immigration series by talking about what a fair and humane immigration policy would look like.

Photo by Austin Forbord Rapt Productions

 


On the September 29th edition of Your Call, Flyaway Productions’ choreographer Jo Kreiter joins us to discuss her latest piece, Grace and Delia are Gone.

 


On the September 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with human rights activists from the Middle East and China.

The gender-neutral bathroom debate

Jun 21, 2016

 

Sam Bass is the principal at Miraloma Elementary in San Francisco. He’s often talking with parents, and he says he once had a conversation about how some students on the gender spectrum were not comfortable going to the bathroom at Miraloma.

Your Call: The resource curse

Jan 18, 2016

 

On the January 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Professor Leif Wenar about his new book Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World.

On the August 24th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with founders of Voices of Witness, an oral history project, and book series that depicts human rights injustices through the stories of the men and women who experience them.

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If you've been to a Bay Area protest or community event, you've probably seen -- or even met those nuns in whiteface -- The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Devoted to human rights globally and locally, AIDS education, and respect for diversity, this controversial Order of Queer Nuns has long been a staple of San Francisco's cultural fabric. They join host Joseph Pace for the hour.

Guests:

Sister Mora Lee D'Klined, The Nun of Your Business

Sister Eden Asp, the Forbidden Fruit

On December 8th the Indian Supreme Court reinstated Section 377 of the Penal Code making sex against the order of nature a crime again. But India seems to have changed, without their Supreme Court.

Commentary: The long road to freedom for Aun San Suu Kyi

Oct 2, 2012

At a time when Americans are increasingly preoccupied the upcoming elections, some of San Francisco’s expatriates recently had a chance to hear from a political fighter of their own. Burmese opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi visited San Francisco at the end of last week, and thousands of members of the city’s Burmese community – which is one of the largest in the US – turned out to hear her speak.