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On this edition of Your Call, we rebrodcast our discussion about the devastating environmental impacts of the Trump administration’s border wall. According to Defenders of Wildlife, 400 miles of wall along the southern US border will potentially impact 89 endangered species.

Separated: Inside An American Tragedy

Sep 1, 2020

  On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with NBC/MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff about his new book, Separated: Inside an American Tragedy. In 2018, Soboroff exposed the living conditions of 1,500 children who were being held at Casa Padre, a former Walmart, in South Texas.

Ash Ponders

Most religions teach people to help those in need. But what happens when that mandate clashes with how the government views the law? In this story from The Spiritual Edge, we hear how federal prosecutors cracked down on volunteers providing aid on the border. 

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we are speaking with independent journalist Todd Miller about his new book Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border around the World.

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss ‘Kids Caught in the Crackdown,’ a FRONTLINE documentary about the detention of children inside federally-funded migrant shelters.

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On the next media roundtable, we’ll discuss two separate investigations on the US-Mexico border by USA Today and ProPublica.

The Spot: The Home

Jun 5, 2017

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

Your Call Weekly Kudos: January 27th, 2017

Jan 27, 2017

Rose Aguilar and her guests discuss journalism that stood out this week.

This week's guests:

Jack Cushman, editor and reporter for Inside Climate News, and author of Keystone and Beyond: Tar Sands and the National Interest in the Era of Climate Change

Ioan Grillo, journalist, and author of Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields and the New Politics of Latin America

Youth Radio podcast: "An on-line challenge turns deadly"  An online drinking challenge made popular in the UK and Australia has already been responsible for five deaths of men under 30 years old. Youth Radio’s Rafael Johns and his friends have been monitoring this trend on YouTube wondering if it will hit in the US.