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Assorted stories from KALW-FM.

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Assorted stories from KALW-FM.




Your Call: Native Americans discuss the true history of Thanksgiving

How can we give thanks while honoring the historic significance of Thanksgiving?

Duration: 00:51:59

Your Call: How would you assess California's climate change policies?

California makes international headlines for leading the way on global climate solutions. At the climate conference in Bonn, Germany, Governor Jerry Brown championed California’s role in transitioning to renewable energy, but activists called him out for continuing to promote oil and gas extraction in the state. How fast are we moving towards true sustainability? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you. Guests: Adrienne Alvord , Western states director for the...

Duration: 00:53:16

Your Call's One Planet Series: A new Orangutan species is facing possible extinction

What’s being done to protect wild orangutans and other endangered wildlife? On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with conservation scientist Dr. Ian Singleton about the discovery of a new orangutan species in the Indonesian forest.

Duration: 00:52:02

Your Call's Media Roundtable: Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria & the GOP tax plan

Two months after hurricane Maria, many people in Puerto Rico are still living without electricity and clean drinking water. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.

Duration: 00:53:31

Your Call: Lawrence O’Donnell on how the 1968 election planted the seeds for American politics today

In Playing with Fire , MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell recalls the 1968 US presidential election that shaped American politics.

Duration: 00:51:54

Your Call: How can we take tech back from Silicon Valley's radical individualism?

In The Know-It-Alls, former New York Times technology columnist Noam Cohen chronicles the political rise of Silicon Valley.

Duration: 00:51:58

Your Call: Antifa's history from its origins to the present day

As long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism — also known as antifa.

Duration: 00:51:56

Your Call's One Planet Series: Is climate change making us sicker?

On the next Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the relationship between climate change and physical and mental health with Drs. Jay Lemery and Paul Auerbach, authors of Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health .

Duration: 00:51:50

Your Call's Media Roundtable: The Saudis' internal & regional policies; taxes & The Paradise Papers

Last weekend, Mohamad Bin Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince and the architect of the devastating war in Yemen, ordered the arrests of some of the country’s top political and business elites. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing crackdowns in Saudi Arabia.

Duration: 00:53:13

Your Call: Matilda Rabinowitz -- Immigrant girl, radical woman

Robbin Légère Henderson’s new book, Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman: A Memoir from the Early Twentieth Century, pays homage to her grandmother, Matilda Rabinowitz.

Duration: 00:51:51

Your Call: How is #MeToo affecting low-wage & immigrant workers?

#Metoo continues to make international headlines. Actresses, actors, journalists, and politicians are sharing stories about sexual harassment and assault.

Duration: 00:51:49

Your Call: Whistleblowers, drone warfare, and surveillance since 9/11

How widespread is government surveillance since 9/11? And how complicit are the biggest tech companies like Apple and Google? Journalist Pratap Chatterjee and illustrator Khalil Bendib explore these questions in their new graphic novel Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance. They tell the stories of journalists and whistleblowers like Edward Snowden who exposed government surveillance. What's in store under the Trump administration? Join the...

Duration: 00:51:55

Your Call's One Planet series: The price we pay for perpetual war

What are the psychological, environmental, and economic costs of war? That’s the question a number of contributors explore in The War and Environment Reader , edited by Gar Smith.

Duration: 00:51:49

Your Call's Media Roundtable: The Mueller investigation & the future of independent media

This week, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates were indicted on a long list of crimes, including money laundering. Earlier this month, Donald Trump’s foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the investigation into Russian meddling in the election.

Duration: 00:53:18

Your Call: A model for ending sweatshop conditions, the story of the Alta Gracia factory

How did one factory challenge the apparel industry’s sweatshops? The Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic is the only factory in the global south to pay workers a living wage.

Duration: 00:51:54

Your Call: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies

Over the past 50 years, Americans have become more and more sick, unhappy, and broken. In his new book, The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains , Dr. Robert Lusting argues that corporations are maximizing profits by exploiting our brain physiology and chemistry to conflate pleasure with happiness.

Duration: 00:51:58

Your Call: Enrolling for health insurance as the Trump administration undermines the ACA

The open enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act begins on Wednesday, November 1 st , and runs for three months in California. The Trump administration has cut enrollment periods in half and reduced funding for public outreach from $100 million to $10 million. The administration has also canceled cost-sharing reimbursements to insurers, which reduce costs for low-income people. In this time of turmoil and uncertainty, what do you want to know to get the best...

Duration: 00:52:08

Your Call: Standing Rock, one year later

One year after Standing Rock, what is the state of Native activism? What have we learned about the brutal crackdowns?

Duration: 00:52:20

Your Call's Media Roundtable: Bannon lobbying for Saudi Arabia & empty SRO rooms for the homeless

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll speak with McClatchy’s Ben Weider about why the United Arab Emirates is paying the parent company of the Steve Bannon-linked firm Cambridge Analytica $330,000 for a social media campaign against Qatar.

Duration: 00:53:29

Your Call: Immigration backlash challenges the fate of western democracy

What explains the rise of the right in countries that have historically been defenders of human rights and models of tolerance?

Duration: 00:51:57

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