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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we'll get an update on the COVID pandemic in Italy and the $860B recovery fund to help the 27-member EU bloc tackle their economic crisis.

Sandip Roy

Why is it when there is tension between two countries, the fear always seems to end up at the dining table.

The recent trouble on the 'Line of control' between China and India has spilled over into the streets of Kolkata's Chinatown.

The Port Chicago 50: An Oral History

Jul 17, 2019
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Seventy-five years ago, today, on July 17th, 1944, two Liberty ships anchored at the Port Chicago Munitions Case near San Francisco, exploded. 390 men were injured. 320 men died. It was the worst homefront disaster of World War II.

On this edition of Your Call, Akemi Johnson will discuss her new book Night in the American Village: Women in the Shadow of the US Military Bases in Okinawa.

Almost 75 years since the US first occupied the Japanese island, it still has 32 military bases there.  Over 50,000 American military members, contractors, and their families live on the island. Akemi explores the wounds of US-Japanese history and the cultural and sexual politics of the US military empire. 

 

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99% Invisible: The Blazer Experiment

Nov 9, 2018

In 1968, Menlo County, California hired a new Police Chief.  His name was Victor Cizanckas.  With tensions running high between the police and the community, Chief Cizanckas decided to institute a number of new reforms that would alleviate those tensions.  One of those changes was trading in the old, pseudo-military, dark blue police uniform for a less intimidating and aggressive look: slacks, a dress shirt and tie, and blazer ... 

99% Invisible: On Average

Feb 5, 2018

In many ways, the built world was not designed for you. It was designed for the average person. Standardized tests, building codes, insurance rates, clothing sizes, The Dow Jones – all these measurements are based around the concept of an “average.”

Philosophy Talk: Weapons of Mass Destruction

Dec 9, 2016

What moral questions do weapons of mass destruction raise that ordinary weapons don't?


99% Invisible: Coin Check

Jul 24, 2015

On the July 24, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible.

Reveal 3, the latest pilot from the Peabody Award-winning program produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

In this episode: an investigation into accidents and equipment failures in the military; a collaborative investigation into US water standards; and another in CIR's series of investigations into the treatment of military veterans.

Friday, July 4th at 11am and Monday, July 7th at 7pm.


On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Kirby Dick, director the documentary "The Invisible War." The film shines a spotlight on widespread rape and assault in the military. Eighty percent of assault cases go unreported. How are these men and women dealing with their trauma? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. The film is a call to action. What will it take to hold perpetrators accountable? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Ariana Klay, former Marine Officer

Kirby Dick, director of The "Invisible War"

Caltrain is making progress in rail electrification, with the transition expected to occur 5-10 years sooner than anticipated. Electrification would allow for a San Jose to San Francisco direct bullet and is a step forward for the Los Angeles to San Francisco high speed rail. Prop 1A would fund most of the project but would also require the Bay Area to match approximately $1 billion in funds...