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...
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.