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Assorted stories from KALW-FM.

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Assorted stories from KALW-FM.




Your Call: David Cay Johnston on the Republican tax plan, inequality & the economy

Investigative journalist David Cay Johnston says Donald Trump’s tax plan will help Donald Trump.

Duration: 00:52:59

Your Call: Daniel Handler's new novel tackles teen sex

Author Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, says young adult fiction is willing to address just about anything, except the sexuality of adolescent boys. Handler's new novel, All the Dirty Parts , tells the story of a teenage boy consumed with sex. He constantly thinks about sex and fantasizes about having sex with whomever he's looking at. In a culture awash in porn and sexual images, why is this kind of honest storytelling so rare? Why don't we spend more time talking about teen...

Duration: 00:52:03

Your Call: Stories of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America

In 2014, US and Mexican authorities apprehended more than 340,000 people fleeing Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

Duration: 00:51:51

Your Call's One Planet Series: Climate change, urban sprawl & the deadly Northern California fires

Two dozen fires have burned almost 200,000 acres of wild and urban spaces in Northern California, destroying more than 5,700 structures and killing at least 34 people.

Duration: 00:51:56

Your Call's Media Roundtable: Political landscape in the Philippines; massive fires in California

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll speak with investigative journalist Raissa Robles about the media landscape in the Philippines and President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs, which has led to thousands of deaths.

Duration: 00:53:18

Your Call: North Bay fire relief efforts, how and where you can find help and lend a hand

We’ll discuss the ongoing fires ravaging the North Bay.

Duration: 00:53:09

Your Call: Meet the leaders of the next environmental movement

Every year, the Brower Youth Awards recognizes the work of six young leaders for their accomplishments in the environmental movement.

Duration: 00:53:00

Your Call: 25 years after the pink ribbon's debut, what's been accomplished?

What advancements have been made in the fight against breast cancer?

Duration: 00:53:11

Your Call: California's Native American genocide

On Indigenous People's Day, we’ll rebroadcast our conversation with historian Benjamin Madley about his groundbreaking book An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 . Madley tells the bloody story of the early years of US rule in California and assembles an unprecedented record of the killings and massacres by the US military, state militias, and ordinary citizens that reduced the native population in California by 80 percent in just 25 years....

Duration: 00:51:59

Your Call's Media Roundtable: Juan Gonzalez on how social movements are changing urban politics

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll speak with Juan Gonzalez, co-host of Democracy Now! about his new book Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities .

Duration: 00:53:09

Your Call: The political and financial power of the NRA

What will it take to have an honest conversation about the gun lobby in the US? Why was Stephen Paddock allowed to buy 33 guns in 12 months ? Why is that legal?

Duration: 00:53:12

Your Call: In Company Town, Crossett, AK residents take on the powerful Koch Industries

The new documentary Company Town follows a group of citizens in Crossett, a small town in Arkansas, who are fighting for their lives against Georgia-Pacific, one of the nation’s largest paper mills and chemical plants, owned by the billionaire Koch brothers. Residents are slowly dying from cancers that many experts have linked to the toxins in the paper mill’s wastewater and air pollution. But when they turn to the EPA for help, they don’t find the relief they need. We'll talk to the...

Duration: 00:52:57

Your Call: Ethical and social implications of gene editing

CRISPR, the powerful gene editing technique that enables the precise modification of genes, is revolutionizing medicine and biotechnology. It can be used to alter embryonic DNA, delay the aging process, treat cancer, and other diseases.

Duration: 00:53:01

Your Call's One Planet Series: How green are electric vehicles?

On this edition of our One Planet series, we’ll discuss the push for electric cars. Last year, more than 500,000 electric cars were sold in the US, half of them in California.

Duration: 00:53:01

Your Call's Media Roundtable: The rise of the far-right in Germany & the Republican war on Medicaid

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss Germany’s election results. For the first time in Germany's postwar history, a far-right party managed to enter Parliament. The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party won 12.6% of the vote.

Duration: 00:53:11

Your Call: Eight days after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans are still without water, fuel, & power

Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico recently told CBS, "People are starting to die. I've put them in the ambulances when they're gasping for air."

Duration: 00:56:50

Your Call: Video game developer Zoe Quinn on winning the fight against online hate

We’ve done several shows about online sexism and trolls. What’s changed? Videogame developer and activist Zoe Quinn explores this question in her new book Crash Override : How Gamergate Nearly Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate . Quinn writes about the backlash she received after her ex-boyfriend wrote a hateful blog post that went viral. Online mobs went after her. Rather than shut down her accounts, she started an online abuse crisis hotline. What can we...

Duration: 00:53:02

Your Call: What do tracking technologies reveal about where the animals go?

Technology has transformed the way scientists and researchers track animals around the globe. In their new book, Where The Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics, designer Oliver Uberti and geographer James Cheshire explore the animal tracking revolution.

Duration: 00:53:00

Your Call's One Planet Debut: Exxon's history of climate denial

In 2015, a massive investigation by Inside Climate News and the LA Times detailed how Exxon conducted cutting-edge climate research decades ago and then, without revealing all that it had learned, worked at the forefront of climate denial.

Duration: 00:53:06

Your Call's Media Roundtable: Mexico's earthquake, Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, & St. Louis protests

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the deadly earthquake in Mexico, which killed more than 225 people, including at least 25 children at a school in Mexico City.

Duration: 00:57:55

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