Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Your Call 011708 What don’t we know about gang life?

What don’t we know about the realities of gang life? On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Sudhir Venkatesh, a Columbia University sociologist and author of Gang Leader for a Day. Venkatesh spent almost a decade hanging out with crack-selling gang members and struggling poor residents in one of Chicago’s most notorious public housing projects. How do gang members see themselves as fitting in with society? How do they fit into your community? And what will it take to break the cycle of poverty, drugs, and violence in places like Chicago's Projects? It’s Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Sudhir Venkatesh
Author of Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets

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Your Call 011608 The Bay Area’s Multicultural Landscape

Who lives in the Bay Area? On the next Your Call we will have a conversation with curators of “Trading Traditions: California’s New Cultures,” a photography exhibition at Oakland Museum of California. Based on Census 2000, there were 112 languages spoken in the Bay Area. Of course, the Bay Area’s multicultural landscape is nothing new but how do people with different cultures, languages and traditions relate to each other? What challenges do they face? And how immigrant friendly is the Bay Area? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Lonny Shavelson is a writer, photojournalist, radio journalist, and physician whose articles and photographs have appeared in numerous publications

Fred Setterberg is the author of The Roads Taken: Travels through America’s Literary Landscapes

James LeBrecht is co-author of the book “Sound and Music for the Theatre: The Art and Technique of Design” with Deena Kaye and he is the president of Berkeley Sound Artists.

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