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  On this edition of Your Call, we’re going to Milwaukee, Portland, and Sacramento to discuss the ongoing protests for racial justice in the wake of the recent shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black father who was shot in the back seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His family says he is paralyzed from the waist down.


The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin as protests around the country continued last night. Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old self described militia member has been arrested and charged with shooting three protesters. Two were killed. One was seriously injured. We’ll get the latest from Kenosha. 


Adam Mahoney, independent journalist who has written for the Chicago Reporter and The Guardian

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On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing police brutality against protesters and journalists. ProPublica has compiled nearly 70 videos showing police abusing their power. On the first Saturday after George Floyd was killed, The Washington Post reports that from May 28 to June 2, at least 12 people lost vision in one eye after being struck by police munitions.

  On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with john a. powell, Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute. Professor powell is internationally recognized as a leading expert on civil rights and civil liberties.

Pete Buttigieg: His Policies, His Record & His Donors

Feb 17, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we’re kicking off a two-week series on the presidential candidates' record, policies, and donors. We start by talking about former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The 38-year-old is the first openly gay Democrat to run for President.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss primary results in New Hampshire and where the presidential race goes from here. Bernie Sanders won, followed by Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden.

Incidents of police misconduct here in the Bay Area and nationwide have fueled widespread public concern. That’s what inspired filmmaker Pete Nicks to make his documentary movie “The Force,” which is out right now.


This week KALW teamed up with the East Bay Express to share essays by Bay Area residents about racial injustice in America. The series marks the two-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.

Bay Area Voices on Racial Injustice: “The fear was in my bones”

Aug 10, 2016
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In this week marking the two-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, KALW teamed up with the East Bay Express to share essays by Bay Area residents about racial injustice in America. 

Bay Area Voices on Racial Injustice: "Breathing and black"

Aug 9, 2016
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We continue with our series of essays by Bay Area residents reflecting on race in America. 

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As the Bay Area marks the two-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death, demands for police accountability continue in the aftermath of major scandals that rocked the Oakland and San Francisco police departments.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mar 1, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

San Francisco deputies to face charges over alleged inmate fights // SF Chronicle

“Two San Francisco sheriff’s deputies and one former deputy who were accused of forcing city jail inmates to fight each other for entertainment will be charged criminally, The Chronicle has learned.

On the September 10th edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the new documentary 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets. The film tells the story of Jordan Davis, an unarmed black 17 year-old shot to death after a dispute with a white man in a gas station parking lot on November 23, 2012.  

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On the August 12th edition of Your Call we’ll look back at how the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown ignited the Black Lives Matter movement.

Today on Your Call: Who are your local heroes?

Sep 13, 2012

On the next Your Call, we’re speaking with the winners of the Ella Baker Center’s “2012 Ellas.” This award honors leaders who are working to build strong communities and inspire others to promote peace, justice and opportunity.  The awardees have tackled issues like racial justice, at-risk youth, and immigrant rights. Who have you seen fighting for social justice in your community? And how do you think they deserve to be recognized? Join us at 10pm PST or leave a comment here. It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.