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The Damaging Legacy Trump Leaves Behind
On this edition of Your Call, we're marking Donald Trump’s last full day in the White House by discussing the damage he and his administration have done, from their failures to address the COVID crisis and the destruction of the administrative state to a broad scale rollback of decades of environmental protections and the separation of immigrant children from their families, many of whom have still not be reunited.
Jan 19, 2021
One Planet: The Future Of Environmental Justice & Ex-Michigan Gov Indicted In Flint Water Crisis
On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we are marking Martin Luther King Jr. day by discussing the road ahead for the environmental justice movement, and what should be done to reverse the Trump administration's anti-environment policies and their impacts on frontline communities.
Jan 18, 2021
Media Roundtable: The Fallout From The Mob Attack At The US Capitol & The COVID Crisis In The UK
On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing the fallout from last week’s violent attack on the US Capitol. The pro-Trump rioters also went after the news media. They etched “Murder the media” onto a door in the Capitol, punched an AP photographer, threatened journalists, and damaged or stole their equipment.
Jan 15, 2021
Members Of Extremist Groups Identified At Capitol Riot. What Are Their Plans Post-Trump?
On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how last week’s riot was organized and what far-right extremist groups are planning next. The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in DC in the coming days.
Jan 14, 2021
The Rise Of Fascism In The United States. How Should This Be Dealt With At All Levels Of Society?
On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with fascism experts Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Jason Stanley about last week’s assault on the Capitol and how Trump has fueled extremism and incited violence, threats, and assaults.
Jan 12, 2021
One Planet: US Bans Two Palm Oil Giants After AP Investigations Tie Exploitation To Top Brands
On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series Your Call, we’re bringing you an update on the Associated Press investigations that exposed widespread human rights abuses, including rape, slavery, and child labor, in the multibillion-dollar palm oil industry.
Jan 11, 2021
Media Roundtable: The Pro-Trump Mob Attack On The Capitol & How Democrats Won The Georgia Runoffs
On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we are discussing the attacks on the Capitol by violent pro-Trump mobs and white nationalists.
Jan 08, 2021
After Trump's Mob Storms The Capitol, A Growing Number Of Politicians Are Calling For His Removal
On this edition of Your Call, we 're discussing Donald Trump’s attempted coup as thousands of pro-Trump extremists violently breached the nation’s Capitol yesterday while Congress was in the process of certifying the election results.
Jan 07, 2021
Organizers Celebrate In GA & Republicans Refusing To Certify The Election Sets Dangerous Precedent
On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss the state of the Georgia Senate runoff elections. The AP has now called the win for Democrat Raphael Warnock, who will be the first Black senator in Georgia's history. If Jon Ossoff wins, Democrats will have complete control of Congress.
Jan 06, 2021
Georgia's Senate Runoff Elections Will Determine The Fate Of Biden's Agenda
On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with community organizers in Georgia about today's crucial Senate runoff elections. Both Democrats Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock must win in order to have a 50-50 Senate. If that happens, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will cast tie breaking votes.
Jan 05, 2021
What Would You Like Your Call To Cover In 2021?
On this edition of Your Call, we're opening the lines to take your show ideas for 2021. From the global pandemic and increasing inequality to the Black Lives Matter protests and the US elections, 2020 was one of the most traumatic and eventful years in recent memory.
Jan 04, 2021
The History Of Water In California
On the next Your Call’s One Planet Series, we'll rebrodacast our conversation with journalist Mark Arax about his new book, The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California.
Dec 31, 2020
How The Border Wall Is Impacting The Environment, Tribal Lands And Sacred Sites
On this edition of Your Call, we rebrodcast our discussion about the devastating environmental impacts of the Trump administration’s border wall. According to Defenders of Wildlife, 400 miles of wall along the southern US border will potentially impact 89 endangered species.
Dec 30, 2020
Black Violin Breaks Boundaries, Challenges Stereotypes & Empowers Youth
On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus, the incredible classically trained musicians who’ve infused hip hop and classical music to form the duo, Black Violin.
Dec 29, 2020
US Plastic Pollution Is Choking The World's Oceans
On this edition of Your Call, we're rebroadcasting our conversation about plastic pollution and its impacts on ocean marine life. The US, the world’s largest generator of plastic waste, produced 42 million metric tons of the plastic in 2016. Globally, 100,000 marine mammals die every year as a result of plastic pollution.
Dec 28, 2020
'River City Drumbeat' Is A Triumphant Story About The Power Of An Arts Education
On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing River City Drumbeat , a new documentary about the power of an arts education. For nearly 30 years, Edward “Narde” White has led an African American youth drum corps in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dec 24, 2020
Climate Change Could Starve Polar Bears Into Extinction By 2100
On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our discussion about the impacts of the climate crisis on polar bears.
Dec 23, 2020
How Fishing Fleets Threaten A Natural Wonder In The Galápagos Islands
On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conservation with Los Angeles Times investigative reporter Susanne Rust about Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world. The islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’, but COVID-19 has laid bare the vulnerability of an economic model that is 90% dependent upon tourism. The islands are also under threat by Chinese fishing fleets. Many vessels are designed to hold 1,000 tons a catch. Guests: Susanne Rust , investigative environmental reporter at the Los Angeles Times Dr. Marla Valentine , illegal fishing and transparency analyst at Oceana Web Resources: The Guardian: Chinese fishing armada plundered waters around Galápagos, data shows The Los Angeles Times: Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese fishing fleets and COVID-19 threaten a natural wonder
Dec 22, 2020
AP Investigation: Palm Oil Labor Abuse, Slavery & Rape Linked To World's Top Brands
On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our discussion of two recent AP investigations exposing widespread labor and human rights abuses, including rape, slavery, and child labor, in the palm oil industry, which is worth a whopping $65 billion.
Dec 21, 2020
Media Roundtable: The COVID Relief Deal, US Poverty Increases By 8M & Farmworkers Demand Protection
On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing the second coronavirus relief deal. The $900 billion package is expected to include small business aid, direct payments and a federal unemployment supplement. Why has it taken so long for Congress to act as eight million people have fallen into poverty in just six months?
Dec 18, 2020