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New York Times San Francisco Bureau Chief Thomas Fuller spent three months reporting on the High Street homelessness encampment in Oakland. What he found were people driven to homelessness by climate catastrophes, expensive medical emergencies, and more. 

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In 2019, the United Nations reported that an unprecedented number of people have been forced to flee their home countries. Over 70 million people are currently displaced worldwide, and the global refugee population is expected to increase in 2020.

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In 2019, the UN’s Refugee Agency reported that an unprecedented number of people had been forced to flee their home countries. Over 70 million people are currently displaced worldwide, and the global refugee population is expected to increase in 2020.

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When we first interviewed Elizabeth Chan, she was standing in front of San Francisco’s immigration building, saying goodbye to her only son. She’s been fighting his deportation order ever since and told us how that fight has changed her.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll talk about the realities of traveling to the US and crossing the border as a young person – alone.

The San Francisco International Film Festival is in full swing, featuring films inspired by the spirit and values of the Bay Area.  One documentary showing this week is called “Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America.” It introduces us to four young LGBTQ refugees who came to San Francisco from the Congo, Angola, and Syria.

Gay and Syrian: One refugee’s journey to San Francisco

Apr 16, 2019
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San Francisco Film Festival's “Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America” introduces us to four young LGBTQ refugees who came to San Francisco from the Congo, Angola, and Syria. The Syrian man in that film, Subhi Nahas, was taken in by a couple in Oakland when he first arrived. 

 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from young refugees who fled Central American countries in search of safety in the United States.

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Nazira Babori moves around The 1951 Coffee Shop with ease: mixing, steaming, and grinding coffee like a pro — but the truth is, she’s new to this, and not so long ago, she was in a very different place.

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Lauren Markham is an immigration reporter who covered the stories of unaccompanied children at the southern border in 2012. At the same time, Markham also works as the student program manager at Oakland Unified School District. She works with refugee kids at Oakland International, where there is a large number of undocumented students.

  On this edition of Your Call’s Media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the war in Yemen. According to the United Nations, 80 percent of Yemen’s population is in desperate need of humanitarian assistance and millions face starvation. What will it take to end the US-backed Saudi war on Yemen?

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Chinese-American journalist and writer Helen Zia about her new book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution. Zia tells the story through the eyes of four young people who fled Shanghai during the Communist revolution in 1949.

 


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, journalist Todd Miller will discuss his book, Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security.

Hannah Kingsley-Ma

Over five million Syrians have fled their homes, seeking refuge from a brutal civil war that’s killed an estimated half a million people since 2011. It can be easy to get lost in the numbers and lose perspective on the individual people living admist the violence. So how can you connect with people living around the world? Try with a shipping container, a Skype account, and a little gold paint.


On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the surge of violence in Afghanistan. In recent weeks, more than 200 people, including 34 students, have been killed by ISIS and Taliban forces.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss immigration detention. Last week, ICE detained 150 people in Northern California. ICE says 800 more were spared after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned the public of possible arrests. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Sacramento yesterday, announcing a lawsuit against California over several state immigration laws.

The Spot: Kindness to Strangers

Sep 10, 2017

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

Your Call: How does the revised travel ban impact people?

Jul 12, 2017
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After months of pushback from federal courts across the country, this June the US Supreme Court allowed parts of Trump’s controversial travel ban to be implemented until it hears the case in October.

  A conversation with award winning journalist and civil rights lawyer Alia Malek about her new book The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

On this  week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of immigration and the recent ICE raids. More than 680 immigrants have been arrested across the country.

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President Trump signed an Executive Order on Friday to temporarily ban all refugees, indefinitely ban refugees from Syria and temporarily ban citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. 

Donald Trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven Muslim majority countries entry into the US has sparked protests at airports across the country.

Your Call: Refugees and the right to move

Nov 21, 2016

On the November 22nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with University of Hawaii Geography Professor Reece Jones about his new book Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move.

Your Call: Refugees and the right to move

Oct 17, 2016

 

On the Oct 17th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with University of Hawaii Geography Professor Reece Jones about his new book Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move.

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On the September 23rd edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the UN summit on refugees.

Daily News roundup for Monday, April 25, 2016

Apr 25, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Can we solve the housing crisis? // Oakland Magazine

"Uber Technologies’ September purchase of the massive old Sears Building in Uptown Oakland was like the clanging of a bell announcing that the Bay Area’s tech-led economic boom was finally spilling into the East Bay."

  

On the March 11th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Syria refugee crisis. The devastating war in Syria has created one of the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history. Eight million Syrians are internally displaced, with more than four million others in neighboring countries, and hundreds of thousand risking death to reach the Europe.With countries shutting down their borders, how are the media covering the worsening refugee crisis? Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

 On the March 9th edition of Your Call, we'll examine the history of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime. 

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Some scientists are saying that you can’t talk about the global refugee crisis without talking about another crisis: climate change.

Philosophy Talk examines the year that was 2015

Jan 1, 2016

What happened in 2015 that challenged our assumptions and made us think in new ways?


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