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YLR: Business Immigration

Oct 28, 2020





  On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the Supreme Court confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, a 48-year-old conservative appeals court judge. After Democrats unsuccessfully tried to filibuster the nomination, Republicans only needed 52 votes to confirm her.

President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding a final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating. After a haphazard first debate, and a canceled second one, this final debate has new rules established by the Commission on Presidential Debates. Follow live updates and analysis.


  On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with Adam Cohen, author of Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle For A More Unjust America. He argues that over the last 50 years, the Supreme Court has done little to protect the rights of the poor and disadvantaged. Instead, it has ruled to protect the privileged and corporations.

  On this edition of Your Call’s special election series, we are discussing California Propositions 25, 14 and 16.

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Writer and actor Rupert Everett spoke recently with Sandip Roy for the Jaipur Lit. Fest. about comparing pandemics and sainthood.

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing Totally Under Control, a new documentary that exposes the Trump administration’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Filmmaker Alex Gibney says it was a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of leadership.

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Assessor for the City and County of San Francisco Carmen Chu and San Francisco Mayor London Breed discuss how their personal experiences as women of color influence their leadership styles, as well as their commitments to promoting voting rights, racial equity and civic engagement.

YLR: An Overview of Intellectual Property

Sep 30, 2020

Just what is intellectual property?  When do you need a patent or a trademark?  What is a trade secret?  When do you really just need a copyright?

For tonight's overview of intellectual property, YLR Host Jeff Hayden is joined by attorneys Allonn Levy from Hopkins & Carley, Josh Van Hoven from Haley Guillano, Margaret Caruso from Quinn Emmanuel, and Josh Borger from Berliner Cohen.

Questions for Jeff and his Guests?  Call Toll Free at (866) 798-8255.

One Planet: Lessons From The Paradise Camp Fire

Sep 20, 2020

  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're are rebroadcasting our conversation with journalists Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano, co-authors of Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're getting an update on the devastating fires in Oregon. More than 40,000 people have fled their homes and at least 10 percent of the state’s population is in evacuation zones. The fires have killed at least five people, dozens more are missing, and more than one million acres have burned.


Philosophy Talk: Adorno and the Culture Industry

Sep 4, 2020

Is truly great art possible under a capitalist system, or is capitalism destined to produce cultural crap?

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're getting an update on wildfires raging across the state of California. So far, they’ve consumed more than 124,000 acres across Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, destroying more than 100 structures and threatening 25,000 others. Thousands have fled their homes.


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll learn more about last weekend’s rolling blackouts in California as temperatures broke records. We haven’t had blackouts since 2001, so why now? California's Independent System Operator decides when and where the blackouts occur. What do we need to know about this organization?


This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts in Times of Corona, we welcome to the virtual stage of our Corona Radio Theater, members of the American Conservatory Theater, performing an excerpt from The Headlands, a mystery play by Bay Area native and Obie Award–winning playwright, Christopher Chen

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll get an update on relief for small businesses. The Paycheck Protection Program most recently gave out over $518B after many small businesses were shut out of the first round. But even for those who got a loan, there’s no guarantee their business will survive.

COVID's Mental Health Crisis: What Resources Are Available?

Jul 15, 2020

  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the pandemic’s mental health toll. More than 30% of adults in the US reported symptoms of anxiety or depression, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll.


  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll get an update on the COVID crisis in the US. About half of the country is facing huge spikes, deaths are on the rise in almost every region, and hospitals are overwhelmed in several states.

Manny's LIVE: New Voices in Congress

Jul 13, 2020

As we begin to gear up for the 2020 election, Manny Yekutiel talks with Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres. Come January, it looks like they will be the first two black gay men in Congress. They discuss their journeys, the state of America and their hopes for the future.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll find out what’s being done to prevent a massive eviction crisis from happening across the country. A backlog of eviction cases is already moving through the court system and it could get worse as unemployment benefits run out.

YLR: Where to Find Legal Help During the Pandemic

Jul 1, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, a crisis of justice and conscience and resulting civil unrest; people are left to try to find legal help for myriad legal problems; and with a shelter in place in effect, legal help has been hard to find.

YLR Host Jeff Hayden is joined tonight by co-host Deborah Kemper, Executive Director of the San Mateo County Bar Association, and executives of the major local bar associations.

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, host David Latulippe welcomes members of the South Bay Musical Theatre on to the virtual stage of the Corona Radio Theater. Actors Joseph Cloward, Morgan Dayley, Kerie Darner, and Jenni Chapman perform selected scenes from Almost, Maine, a critically acclaimed play by American actor and playwright John Cariani (b. 1969). 

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On this edition of  Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're speaking with journalists Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano about their new book Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing black women and girls who have been killed by police or have died in police custody. On March 13, police shot and killed Breonna Taylor, an EMT from Louisville, Kentucky while she was sleeping in her home. The officers have not been arrested or charged. The case is now under investigation by the FBI. Breonna Taylor would have turned 27 years old on June 5th.

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Reuben Houston is the owner and director of one of Colma Cremation and Funeral Services. The Bay Area has seen a relatively low COVID death rate compared to other population centers, but the virus has still affected his work. In this installment of "The Essentials," Reuben says the pandemic may change the way funerals are conducted for good.

Philosophy Talk: White Privilege and Racial Injustice

Jun 5, 2020

Is it a privilege or a right to be treated as you deserve to be?

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This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, with host David Latulippe, we welcome back onto the virtual stage of the Corona Radio Theater, actors Susi Damilano and Bill English of San Francisco Playhouse (pictured during their first CRT performance on May 7) and their world premiere performance of the short play Panopticon by California playwright Aaron Loeb

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we're discussing the long-term impacts of air pollution on exposed populations. According to a new Harvard study, people with COVID-19 who live in regions with high levels of air pollution are more likely to die from the disease.

Tips for Preparing and Filing Your Tax Returns 2020

May 20, 2020

Last year’s taxes featured major changes to tax law we were all trying to digest.  what is new as of the end of 2019?  How did the Coronavirus change the equation?  What forms of relief are there?  Joining us tonight are Attorney/CPAs Frank Adam of Pacifica and David Hellman of San Rafael.  Questions for Jeff and his guests, call toll-free at (866) 798-8255.



While we are sheltered in place, Manny's in San Francisco is presenting a series of virtual conversations with leaders and thinkers who are trying to make sense of this moment and how we will recover.