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Supreme Court Signals Plan To Uphold The ACA. How Will Biden Expand It?

Nov 11, 2020
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On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the future of the Affordable Care Act. Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard yet another challenge to the law. Overturning the ACA would strip health insurance from more than 20 million people. 

An Update On GOP Efforts To Suppress The Vote As Record Turnout Continues

Oct 29, 2020
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  On this edition of Your Call, we're getting an update on early voting, problems at the polls and Republican sponsored voter suppression. Nearly 79 million people have already voted, but experts estimate that one to two percent of absentee ballots could be rejected.

How Did We End Up With Minority Rule? Where Do We Go From Here?

Oct 28, 2020
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  On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with award-winning historian Nancy MacLean about minority rule. In her book, Democracy in Chains, she explores how billionaires like the Koch brothers have shaped the US judicial system.


  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.

The Future Of Reproductive Rights With A 6-3 Conservative Majority

Oct 22, 2020
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  On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the future of abortion rights. If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, the Center for Reproductive Rights says it is feasible that the protections Roe provides for safe abortion care could be weakened or overturned.

  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.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the future of the US Supreme Court since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose last wish was not to be replaced until a new presidential term, according to her granddaughter.

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the Coronavirus crisis in Brazil. The country now has the second-highest COVID-19 death toll in the world after the US. More than one million people have been infected and over 50,000 have died.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing last week's Supreme Court decision to block the Trump Administration from ending DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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  On the next Your Call’s Friday media roundtable, we’ll discuss Turkey’s military operation in Kurdish areas in Northern Syria. So far, at least 24 people have been killed – including 16 Kurdish fighters and eight civilians – while dozens more have been injured. Tens of thousand of people are also fleeing their homes.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with independent journalist David Daley about the US Census and the future of partisan gerrymandering. 

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss national coverage of abortion rights after Alabama passed a near-total ban on abortion. How are the media covering the Republicans’ ongoing assault on abortion rights?

 On the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Dr. Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school.

 On the next Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the upcoming presidential election in Mexico. The escalation of violence, corruption, and poverty are key issues for voters. In 2017, nearly 30,000 people were killed in Mexico, and 53 million people live in poverty.

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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with the filmmakers of RBG, a documentary that traces the steps on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s path from ambitious young woman to feminist icon.

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the Supreme Court case that could deal a massive blow to organized labor across the country. Who is following the anti-union money behind the case?

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The Indian Supreme Court caught everyone by surprise, including Sandip Roy.

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.

We will have a conversation about Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and how he would shift the current balance on the high court.

Your Call: Neil Gorsuch's judicial philosophy

Mar 21, 2017

On the second day of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing, we'll discuss his judicial record and philosophy, and what it tells us about how he might rule on the Supreme Court.

Your Call: The legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

Feb 19, 2016


On the February 19th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.

On the Oct 9th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of US air strikes on Doctors without Borders’ hospital in Afghanistan, which killed 22 people. The organization has accused the US government of committing war crimes. How are the media framing the deadly attack? We’ll also discuss coverage of the Supreme Court’s new session. This term’s decisions will affect several crucial issues, including affirmative action, abortion, voting, and unions.  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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After the historic ruling from SCOTUS on gay marriage, Sandip Roy reflects on... his Facebook feed?  

Cannabis News Roundup: 05.08.15

May 8, 2015

Another ballot measure to consider… Cannabis for chronic pain and autism?  Stevie Wonder & Snoop Dog, together at last… and more.


Documentary Filmmaker Freida Mock’s latest film, Anita, Speaking Truth to Power, tells the story of Anita Hill, who testified during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991.