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One Planet: Monsanto loses cancer lawsuits, faces thousands more

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll have a conversation about the legal battle over the safety of Monsanto's widely used Roundup weed killer. A jury in Oakland recently awarded a couple $2 billion after finding that Roundup caused their cancer.

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Today is Monday, the 20th of May of 2019.  It is the 140th day of the year.  225 days remain until the end of the year.  32 days until summer begins and 533 days until presidential elections Tuesday November 3, 2020

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll have a conversation about the legal battle over the safety of Monsanto's widely used Roundup weed killer. A jury in Oakland recently awarded a couple $2 billion after finding that Roundup caused their cancer.

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KALW Broadcast: Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9pm

(The Sunday, March 24, 2019 concert)

  • Antonin Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
  • Sofia Gubaidulina: Concerto for Two Orchestras
  • Duke Ellington: Black, Brown and Beige

Christopher Rountree, conductor

with Berkeley High Jazz Lab

Full program PDF here

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My Mixtape: "How Deep Is Your Love?" by The Bee Gees

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Writer, artist, and massage therapist CC Hart details the unique experience she has when she listens to this classic by The Bee Gees. CC has synesthesia, which can create interlinked perception, and for some people that means sounds will translate into an experience of color.

What color would your favorite song be? Listen to today's mixtape to learn a bit about how CC experiences "How Deep Is Your Love?"

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Writer, speaker, storyteller, and Latinx culture nerd Gabby Rivera is the author behind America Chavez, Marvel Comic's first queer Latina superhero, along with the critically acclaimed debut novel Juliet Takes a Breath.

Today she brings us "Ain't Nobody," a loving tune by Chaka Khan, and tells us what it might have to do with breakdancing.

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This week, we hear about a radical plan to end poverty: Universal Basic Income. 

Philosophy Talk: This Is Your Brain on Art

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If you could see inside my brain when I was looking at a piece of art, would you know what it was like for me to look at that art?

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Happy Birthday to innovative composer Erik Satie (1866-1925)!

Today is Friday, May 17, 2019, the 137th day of the year, 228 days remaining and a mere 536 days until the next presidential election.      

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  • Sunset: 8:148pm us 14 hours and 14 minutes of daylight.  94% of the waxing moon visible, rising at 7:11pm.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with Adam Higginbotham about his new book Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster.


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