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  • The deep divisions between us have people asking are we still one nation? If so, how long? Questions that were on the fringe of political debate have become mainstream. With such issues looming as the right to choose vs. the right to life, the second amendment vs. gun control, closed borders – and who gets to patrol them – vs. sanctuary cities, the peaceful transition of power vs. the January 6th insurrection, evangelism vs. secularism or even free markets vs. democratic socialism, are the divisions between us so deep that red states and blue states are heading for a break up? Most important of all, what should we do about it?Tonight, YLR Hosts Jeff Hayden and Dean Johnson are joined by David French, the author of Divided We Fall: The Secession Threat And How To Restore Our Nation.Questions for Jeff, Dean and their guests? Please call (866) 798-8255.
  • Is the state removing itself from rent and eviction controls? Are cities enacting rent control?Do some remain protected against eviction, under a moratorium, while others are not? Where do landlords and tenants stand right now?Joining YLR Host Jeff Hayden are three of the best: Jessica Chylik, David Finkelstein and Sal Timpano.Questions for Jeff, Dean and their guests? Call us, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • In the past two weeks, we discussed the implications of recent United States Supreme Court decisions, particularly the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Tonight we wrap up that discussion, and move on to a Birdseye view of the Historic 2021-22 session.In the first half hour, YLR host Jeff Hayden, tonight's co-host Dean Johnson and Appellate Attorney Anne Voigts conclude our look at the Dobbs case, and an overview of the response in both red and blue states.In the second half hour, YLR host Jeff Hayden and Appellate Attorney Anne Voigts discuss various criminal and civil cases decided by the United States Supreme Court this past term, and take a look at what is coming up in the year to come.As always, we welcome your questions, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Are we in the midst of a genuine constitutional crisis?After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, we asked our experts: what’s next? Are our other constitutional right in jeopardy.It has been a mere two weeks since that show aired. In those few days, many of the dire consequences that our guests mentioned have come true. Many others are on the horizonTwo weeks ago we asked: are reproductive rights safe? Tonight, we ask: are we in the midst of a genuine constitutional crisis? Are any of our rights safe?YLR guest host, Dean Johnson, is joined by Ben Feuer, Chairman California Appellate Law Group, Professor Lawrence Douglas, the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College, and Anne Voigts, partner at King & Spalding.Questions for Dean and his guests? Call us, toll-free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Two weeks ago, Bay Area communities held local primary elections. San Francisco voters overwhelmingly endorsed Proposition H, recalling progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin. At the same time, in two neighboring counties, voters turned away from relatively liberal sheriffs, each in favor of a candidate touting progressive reforms, and, in two counties, contested races for district attorney resulted in reelection of incumbents with differing policies toward criminal justice.Tonight, to discuss the implications of the election for criminal justice reform statewide and for Bay Area politics, YLR Host Jeff Hayden, and tonight’s co-host Dean Johnson are joined by Eugene Hyman, retired judge of the Santa Clara County Superior Court, San Francisco Attorney Randall Knox, political pundit Mark Simon, Jay Boyarsky, Chief Assistant District Attorney of Santa Clara County, and Oakland-based civil rights attorney John Burris.Questions for Jeff, Dean and their amazing panel of guests? Please call, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • What is the National Labor Relations Act? How does it work? Does this cover all employees — if not, how does Labor Law differ from Employment Law?Tonight, YLR Host Jeff Hayden is joined by some of the best: Latika Malkani, a partner at Siegel, Lewitter, Malkani in Oakland, Thomas Arthur Lenz, a partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo in Pasadena, CA, and Jill Coffman, Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board. Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • I may live among you, but I am a foreign national who is not subject to your laws. Who are these folks who live amongst? Why should we care? What sorts of things do they do?Tonight, we are discussing the Sovereign Citizen movement. YLR Host Jeff Hayden is joined by San Mateo Attorney David Nazzaro.Questions for Jeff and his guest? Call (866) 798-8255.
  • YLR Host Jeff Hayden is joined by tonight’s co-host, Emmy nominated NBC political and legal analyst Dean Johnson.In our first segment, we are joined by David Nazzaro; together we will look at the emergence of sovereign citizens upsetting the norms under which the stem operates, metes out justiceAs most of you probably know, a draft of what may become the supreme court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health – a major decision -- was leaked to the press on Monday, an occurrence that heretofore has been very, very rare if it has even occurred before at all. Our second segment features Ben Feuer, Chairman of the California Appellate Law Group, who explains how the leak indicates a sea change, affecting the image and operation of the high court, and where this might lead. The draft opinion indicates that the court is preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade. Our third segment features Emily Beach, former Burlingame city councilmember and the lone woman in a local congressional race, who as a catholic, and the mother of two teenagers, discusses the responsibilities of motherhood and the first-hand the difficult reproductive choices women face.Our final segment provides a chance for hosts, our guests, and callers alike, to see if these developments coincide by accident, or represent a further erosion of social norms. For tonight’s special program, we will only accept calls in the final half-hour.Join Jeff, Dean and their guests by calling (866) 798-8255.
  • Whether one contends that animals themselves have rights, or we have responsibilities as pet owners or community members, this area of law is developing rapidly. Joining YLR Host Jeff Hayden and tonight's co-host Dean Johnson are Valerie Mccarthy, Interim Executive Director of Redwood City based Pets In Need, and Corey Page of San Francisco’s Evans & Page, who represents the nation’s premier animal advocacy organizations.Questions for Jeff and Dean's guests? Please call us, toll free, at (866) 298-8255.
  • President Biden signed an executive order directing the federal government to come up with a plan to regulate cryptocurrencies, recognizing their popularity and potential to destabilize traditional finance. At the same time, the President announced that his administration would explore the creation of a government backed digital currency, tentatively dubbed “U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency” -- but doesn’t this defeat the whole purpose?Just what is crypto? Should governments be getting into the crypto business?YLR Host Jeff Hayden and tonight’s co-host Dean Johnson are joined by two of the best in the business: Chris Eberle is an investor and consultant specializing in WEB3; Chris Cooke went from the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission in San Francisco, where he was a Branch Chief, to private practice, where, as a principal the Burlingame based law firm Murphy• Cooke • LLC, he focuses on securities litigation, cryptocurrency, SEC investigations, and securities compliance.
  • Remember hooking up that first desktop and making you first internet connection? The promises this would open up a window to the world, provide unlimited information and education, and open up the world to commerce? How has it all panned out?The founders of today’s “Big Tech” aren’t kids working out of their garages anymore; they are amongst the wealthiest people in the history of the world. It is claimed that in their quest for profits, Big Tech has distorted elections, and damaged the self-esteem and body image of teens.Tonight, YLR Guest-Host Dean Johnson is joined by the authors of System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong And How We Can Reboot, a forward-thinking manifesto from three Stanford professors—experts who have worked at ground zero of the tech revolution for decades—which reveals how Big Tech’s obsession with optimization and efficiency has sacrificed fundamental human values and outlines steps we can take to change course, renew our democracy, and save ourselves.Questions for Dean and his guests? Please call, toll-free at (866) 798-8255.
  • It's tax season. Tax Filings are due on April 15th.YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by Cindy Ho, to give tax filing tips and, best of all, to answer your questions. Call us, toll free, at (866) 782-8255.
  • Tonight, Your Legal Rights looks at the laws, the norms, and the circumstances regarding your interactions with police officers -- from the friendly conversation in passing to a consensual contact where information might be sought to detention, search and arrest – such interactions are all governed not only by social norms but policies and procedures and an ever-evolving body of laws. To help sort through the legal issues involved, YLR Host Jeff Hayden, and tonight’s co-host, Emmy-nominated NBC legal and political analyst Dean Johnson, are joined by San Francisco attorney (and former police officer) David Uthman and Deputy San Mateo County District Attorney Dominique Davis. Questions for Jeff, Dean and their guests? Please call (866) 798-2855.
  • Tonight’s episode is the finale of our series: Are The Guardrails Coming Off?In our first episode, U.C. Berkeley sociologist Andy Barlow and Amherst political scientist Lawrence Douglas told us that people no longer believe in the rule of law; you told us that you wanted to hear from the people with boots on the ground, the powers that be.so, in our second episode, we spoke with community activists and county prosecutors who talked about the need for a revival of the institutions that hold the guardrails in place: family, church, school, the courts and the community;and last week we continued the conversation with political writer Mark Simon, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen and Councilmember Charles Stone.This week, we wrap up our discussion with guests who are intimately familiar with the inner workings of politics both locally and nationally.
  • Two weeks ago, we asked “Are The Guardrails Coming Off?”We got a lot of feedback from listeners who were concerned, frustrated, angry or just plain fed up with such things as “flash mob” retail theft, Random violence, so called “smash and grab” robberies, amongst what is perceived as an atmosphere of rising crime in the Bay Area; they wanted to hear from people on the front lines, with boots on the ground.In our final episode in the series, we want to flip the narrative and talk about solutions more than problems, and where there might be emerging light at the end of the tunnel.Tonight YLR Host, Jeff Hayden and co-host NBC legal and political analyst Dean Johnson, are joined by guests District Attorney Jeff Rosen of Santa Clara County, and Attorney Charles Stone, currently the Mayor of the City of Belmont and a Candidate for the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County, and political writer Mark Simon, who has reported the behind the scenes of Bay Area goings on for three decades.Who better to discuss such troubling developments? Why that would be you, of course.Questions for Jeff, Dean or their guests? Please call, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Two weeks ago, we asked “Are The Guardrails Coming Off?”We got a lot of feedback from listeners who were concerned, frustrated, angry or just plain fed up with such things as “flash mob” retail theft, Random violence, so called “smash and grab” robberies, amongst what is perceived as an atmosphere of rising crime in the Bay Area; they wanted to hear from people on the front lines, with boots on the ground.So tonight we bring you “Are The Guardrails Coming Off, Part 2: What The [Bleep] Is Going On In The Bay Area?” and ask what’s being done about it?Tonight YLR Host, Jeff Hayden and co-host NBC legal and political analyst Dean Johnson, are joined by guests District Attorneys Jeff Rosen of Santa Clara and Nancy O’Malley of Alameda County and San Francisco Bay Area Defense Attorneys Kevin Allen and Damone Hale: who better to discuss such troubling developments? Why that would be you, of course.Questions for Jeff, Dean or their guests? Please call, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.