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The Mental Health Toll Of The Pandemic

Feb 25, 2021
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On this edition of Your Call, we are discussing mental health resources for those who are coping with depression, anxiety, isolation or grief.

Sandip Roy

India’s COVID-19 numbers of late have shown great promise, what’s going on?

Remembering The 500,000+ Lives We've Lost To COVID

Feb 23, 2021

On this edition of Your Call, we're remembering those we've lost to COVID-19 as the United States has surpassed 500,000 deaths -- that's half a million deaths in just one year. By now, most of us have lost a loved one or know someone who has.

Sandip Roy

A childhood goddess that was once asked for help with math takes on a new significance in adulthood.  

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing the ongoing global plastics crisis. Since the onset of COVID, the demand for single-use plastics has spiked an estimated 40 percent worldwide.

Patricia Silva

Pamela Sneed’s prose and poetry can reach out and grab you. They did me. She reads four poems from her new memoir, Funeral Diva, on this week’s Out in the Bay and shares some of her life story.

Sandip Roy

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite American holiday, and this has been a year where we learned to be thankful for all the things we once took for granted.  

Sandip Roy

More than anything else the pandemic has forced us to reckon with what really lies at the heart and soul of Durga Puja. And it’s not necessarily big budgets grand feasts and corporate sponsorships.

We are voting in an election, as we face a hundred-year storm in the area of public health simultaneous to an atmosphere of distrust, unrest and division.  States have employed various procedural combinations of absentee ballot provisions and early voting to try to enable some modicum of social distancing as the election goes forward.  The validity of the election itself, as well as public health and political unrest are all hanging on a precipice.  Where will all of this lead?  What will our democracy look like when all of this is over?

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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.

Sandip Roy

…the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance that fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill.

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There is a pandemic demon that needs slaying...

YLR: Landlord Tenant Law In A Time Of Chaos

Aug 26, 2020

YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes David Finkelstein of San Mateo, and Jessica Chylik and Sal Timpano of San Francisco, all of whom represent landlords and tenant attorneys in landlord tenant cases. We discuss laws reshaping landlord-tenant relations, a continuing update regarding the pandemic, fires, and the stay on eviction cases.  What new regulations or court orders that apply to tenants and landlords? Your own questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

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Sandip Roy wonders if the new normal is really normal.

"Coronavirus Rhapsody" by Raúl Iravién on YouTube here:

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How can we possibly dream of a better future in the middle of a pandemic? 

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.

Tonight, a special crossover episode Of Your Legal Rights And KALW’S popular Philosophy Talk -- the program that questions everything ... except your intelligence.  

We are simultaneously facing a pandemic and massive social unrest. we all find ourselves entangled in moral dilemmas; so, we have assembled a group of guests-philosophers, attorneys, analysts-who are professionally engaged in examining the ethical and legal problems that now confront all of us.

Philosophy Talk: Covid Conundrums and Moral Dilemmas

Jun 2, 2020

What ethical dilemmas are people facing in their daily lives related to the pandemic or social distancing?

What Should A 21st Century Post-Pandemic New Deal Look Like?

May 14, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with Gray Brechin and Richard Walker, board members of the Living New Deal, a project that makes the legacy of the New Deal visible and educates Americans about what is possible when government is dedicated to the public good.

Sandip Roy

I had assumed the lockdown was a time when the frenetic world would finally slow down... 

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Apr 15, 2020

The Coronavirus has led to sweepig changes in law of the workplace, all of which are designed to soften the impace of COVID 19, keep wages coming in and keep businesses alive.  Tonight, co-hosts Jeff Hayden and Dean Johnson welcome employment attorneys Margaret Grover and Thomas Lenz.

Sandip Roy

  Nature marks the season whether or not our human world is out of whack, but soon it will all be back to its old noisy polluted self. But for these few weeks as humans suffer, the earth is healing itself. I just wish we didn’t need a pandemic to hear our earth breathe.

  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing the links between climate change and infectious diseases.

Sandip Roy

As the world self-isolates and more and more countries enact lockdown policies, Sandip reflects on the connections between us, and the responsibility of us all to remain apart.  

Could the global outbreak of COVID-19 keep us apart, in more ways than just physical.

As Cities Begin Shutting Down, How Will Front Line Workers Be Affected?

Mar 16, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss how workers on the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak are being affected. What protections are in place for them, including paid sick leave and unemployment benefits?

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss the coronavirus pandemic in Italy. This week, the surge of infections has triggered a massive countrywide lockdown. According to the Italian government, more than 15,000 people have been infected and the death toll has surpassed 1,000.

Sandip Roy

The Indian festival ‘Holi’ is usually a riot of abandonment and color…but then Corona came to town.