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28. The Personal Impact of Natural Disasters

12/11/2018
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On this episode of Margin Call, we welcome two women with recent firsthand experience of the impact of natural disasters. Dayna Willis did animal rescue work during the recent California fires, and Wendi Thomason's mother lost her home in Hurricane Harvey. They joined the Margin Call crew to share their experiences and discuss the personal and profound ways in which natural disasters affect people's lives.

Duration:00:27:26

27. Caravan Context

12/4/2018
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On this episode of Margin Call, Kwest On Borderless Editor Sheerly Avni shares her experience doing aid work with members of the migrant caravan as they passed through Mexico City. Also featuring Amelia Gonzalez and Eming Piansay.

Duration:00:37:41

26. Art vs The Internet

11/27/2018
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On this episode of Margin Call, visual artists Josue Rojas and Destyni Swoope discuss their craft and how digital imagery has changed the art world.

Duration:00:30:21

25. A Bloody Mattress in Oakland

11/20/2018
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The Margin Call crew attempts to solve the mystery of a blood-soaked mattress found on a street in Oakland, which leads to a discussion about homeless encampments, real estate, gentrification, and mayoral politics. This may well be the first in a series about displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area, so stay tuned.

Duration:00:39:54

24. Midterm Election-Palooza

11/13/2018
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On this episode of Margin Call, we gather the crew to discuss the implications of the midterm elections. With special guest Lateefah Simon.

Duration:01:02:57

23. Walla Walla Blockchain

11/6/2018
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On this week's episode, Margin Call welcomes Sundown Hazen, who explains how he mines cryptocurrency from his home in Walla Walla, Washington. We also hear from Silvano Pontoniere, who calls in from Germany to explain why Germans don't use social media. (Hint: it's bad for you)

Duration:00:33:14

22. Horn of Hope

10/30/2018
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This week, Margin Call welcomes Anisa Liban, a 22 year old woman who founded a humanitarian organization focused on empowering young women and girls around the world. We talk about access to clean water and education and how international issues mirror domestic ones.

Duration:00:27:33

21. Editorial Extravaganza Part 2

10/23/2018
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In part two of Margin Call's Editorial Extravaganza, Amelia proves that she has friends by outlining the accomplishments of a human rights activist and a nobel laureate, while the crew debates why there are fewer African Americans playing baseball.

Duration:00:23:30

20. Editorial Extravaganza Part 1

10/16/2018
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On this episode, the Margin Call crew gathers for its editorial meeting, debating whether Post Malone is a rapper and if Melania Trump is the most bullied person in the world. There was so much content, we had to split it into two episodes. Stay tuned for Episode 2.

Duration:00:35:08

19. Anti-Corporate Cannabis

10/9/2018
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On this episode of Margin Call, the crew welcomes Nina Parks, the founder and CEO of Mirage Medicinal, a cannabis delivery service based in San Francisco, to discuss issues of parity and social justice in the booming legal cannabis industry.

Duration:00:39:38

18. All Tears Matter

10/2/2018
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This week, guest host Eming Piansay leads the Margin Call crew in a discussion of Brett Kavanaugh's recent senate testimony.

Duration:00:33:49

17. The Filipino Star Wars

9/25/2018
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This week on Margin Call, we welcome documentary director Marissa Aroy, who is working on her third film chronicling the history of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans.

Duration:00:32:47

16. Good Movies vs Best Picture

9/18/2018
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In order to lure viewers back to the annual Oscars telecast, the Academy has proposed adding a second best picture category to make room for the movies people actually watch and enjoy (basically, Marvel movies.) On this week’s episode, The Margin Call crew explores the possible ramifications.

Duration:00:35:30

15. The Colin Kaepernick-Jehova's Witness Connection

9/11/2018
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On this episode of Margin Call, the crew welcomes Kwest On contributor Andre Baca, who explores the connection between Colin Kaepernick's protest and his own experience growing up as a Jehova's witness. Also featuring Charles Jones, Paul Billingsley, and Eming Piansay.

Duration:00:37:06

14. Autotune for Your Face

9/4/2018
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On this week's episode of Margin Call, the crew discusses beauty standards in the age of the selfie. Kwest On contributors Eming Piansay and Amelia Gonzalez share their experiences with FaceTune, a selfie-editing app that identifies and digitally eliminates flaws and blemishes in users' photos.

Duration:00:35:44

13. RIP Rock and Roll

8/28/2018
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On this episode of Margin Call, the crew gathers to discuss the waning relevance of rock and roll music in the age of Cardi B and Post Malone. The crew welcomes special guest Presley Luis, a young rock musician who argues that the death of rock and roll has been greatly exaggerated.

Duration:00:40:07

12. Respect Your Elders

8/21/2018
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On this installment of Margin Call, the Kwest On Media team gathers to share stories about our aging loved ones, which leads to a discussion about how society cares for the aging.

Duration:00:45:05

11. The Struggle is Real: Female Empowerment, From Pro Wrestling to Cardi B

8/7/2018
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On this episode of Margin Call, Kwest On contributor Krista Bryant shares the story behind her video profile of a female wrestler. The rest of the show is a heated discussion on the merits of Christina Aguilera’s music, and the high art of Cardi B’s “oral history of a woman scorned by an iPhone.”

Duration:00:43:24

10. Trans Behind Bars

7/11/2018
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This week on Margin Call, we speak with Victoria Law and Aviva Stahl, two journalists who have reported on the experiences of trans people in jails and prisons in the United States. In the course of our conversation, we explore some of the indignities, injustices, and inconsistencies that occur when trans-identified people are locked up.

Duration:00:25:52

9. "Rick and Morty, Take Me With You!"

7/3/2018
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On this week's episode, the Margin Call crew share their current pop culture favorites, or as we're calling it: what to watch when the world has got you down. Josue Rojas shares the power of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, Melanie Feliciano goes full sci-fi nerd on Rick and Morty, and Amelia Gonzalez explains the classist and ethical elements of Westworld. With special appearances from Mexico City correspondent Sheerly Avni and Margin Call producer Eming Piansay.

Duration:00:37:45