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Assorted stories from KALW-FM.

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How are families affected when their loved ones go to prison?

6/19/2018
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On this edition of Your Call, we're talking about how families are affected when their loved ones go to prison. When Issac Bailey was just nine, he saw his oldest brother taken away in handcuffs. Moochie Bailey was imprisoned for murder for 32 years. Half of the ten boys in Bailey's family eneded up in the criminal justice system.

Duration:00:52:07

One Planet: The fight to save the Brazilian Amazon

6/18/2018
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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with Chris Feliciano Arnold about his new book, The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon .

Duration:00:51:53

Media roundtable: The US-North Korea summit & immigrant families separated at the border

6/15/2018
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On this week's media roundtable, we'll discuss the North Korea-US summit. Journalist Tim Shorrock reports that the media response portrays a cynical disregard for South Korea. We'll also look at coverage of the thousands of children being kept in immigrant detention centers. Those numbers are sky-rocketing in this new era of so-called zero-tolerance of border crossings. Many have been separated from their families. On Wednesday, a few journalists were invited in to see a former Walmart...

Duration:00:53:29

SF Election Special: London Breed, San Francisco's next mayor, makes history

6/14/2018
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London Breed made history Wednesday as the first African American woman to be elected mayor of San Francisco. She is currently ahead of Mark Leno by 2,177 votes. Breed is expected to take office next month.

Duration:00:53:32

Why sex workers are protesting a bill claiming to crack down on traffickers

6/14/2018
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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss why sex workers oppose a federal law that promised to crack down on human trafficking.

Duration:00:52:00

Darnell Moore on coming of age black and free in America

6/13/2018
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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with writer and Black Lives Matter activist Darnell Moore about his memoir, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America .

Duration:00:51:55

What's missing from our conversation about suicide prevention?

6/12/2018
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If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. You can also talk to someone online by following this link . On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the rising rate of suicides in the US. The recent deaths of chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade have shone a spotlight on suicide, but a new study from the Centers for Disease Control shows that rates have been rising for the last two decades – nearly 30 percent...

Duration:00:51:58

One Planet: Who should pay the costs for climate change-related disasters?

6/10/2018
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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, Jason Mark, editor of SIERRA, the magazine of the Sierra Club, will discuss his cover story about the mounting price tag of climate change disasters.

Duration:00:52:13

Media roundtable: What happens when hedge funds buy newspapers?

6/8/2018
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On this edition of Your Call's media roundtable, we'll discuss what happens when hedge funds and private equity firms buy newspapers. In many cases, they lay off dozens or hundreds of journalists, leaving the public with a shadow of the local news coverage they once had. Some journalists are organizing and fighting back. They are calling for local buyers to step up, and want the public service mission of newspapers to be fulfilled. Guests : Jason Blevins , former Denver Post writer George...

Duration:00:53:09

How are artists amplifying the legacy of marginalized activists?

6/7/2018
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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss a new site-specific performance highlighting the legacy of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood and its role in the nation's history.

Duration:00:52:00

Reporter Charlie LeDuff documents the unraveling of the American dream

6/6/2018
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On this edition of Your Call, reporter Charlie LeDuff discusses his new book, Sh*tshow! The Country's Collapsing ... and the Ratings Are Great.

Duration:00:53:18

What are the working conditions inside Tesla's electric car factory?

6/5/2018
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss recent reporting on the working conditions at Tesla, the manufacturer of futuristic electric cars. How has the company addressed safety?

Duration:00:51:59

The environmental costs of prisons

6/4/2018
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The cruel and inhumane conditions that many prison inmates live in have been well documented. On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss environmental factors that can make prison even more difficult, and in some cases, deadly. Polluted land and water affects inmates, guards, local residents as well as the local land, flora and fauna. L inks are being made between the traditional environmental movement, and advocates for prisoners. These groups are working together to strategize on...

Duration:00:52:04

Media Roundtable: How do the media shape public opinion about the US prison system?

6/1/2018
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U.S. prisons currently house 2.3 million inmates. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss media coverage of the private prison industry, how corporations are profiting from prisoners' labor, and prison reform.

Duration:00:53:02

What does society owe people who've been wrongly convicted?

5/31/2018
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about what happens after someone is exonerated. What does society owe them?

Duration:00:52:12

Alisa Roth documents the criminal treatment of mental illness

5/30/2018
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The largest providers of psychiatric care in the US aren’t hospitals – they’re jails and prisons. On this edition of Your Call, we speak with journalist Alisa Roth about her new book Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness. Roth shows how the dysfunction and cruelty of nineteenth-century asylums have reappeared in modern jails and prisons. She found that inmates are denied proper treatment, abused, and punished in ways that make them sicker. Everyone she interviewed, from...

Duration:00:52:02

Why are women the fastest growing segment of the prison population?

5/29/2018
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about why the increase of women in prisons has far surpassed the growth of male prisoners in the US.

Duration:00:52:03

One Planet: How can we ensure access to safe and affordable drinking water in the US?

5/28/2018
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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about the current state of drinking water in the US.

Duration:00:50:59

Media Roundtable: US foreign policy, the Mueller probe & Supreme Court's attack on workers' rights

5/25/2018
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On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's hawkish remarks about Iran and the new CIA director Gina Haspel‘s role in the agency’s torture program.

Duration:00:52:30

Former banker Nomi Prins says central bankers are still rigging the economy

5/24/2018
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On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with former investment banker Nomi Prins about her new book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.

Duration:00:52:57