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Your Call: How are Trump's judges changing the courts?

Donald Trump has nominated more than five times as many judges to the federal courts as Barack Obama had at this point in his Presidency.

Your Call: How has the radical right's agenda undermined democracy in the US?

In her new book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America , historian Nancy MacLean tells the story of the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan who played a key role in the rise of the radical right.

Your Call: How has the radical right's agenda undermined democracy in the US?

Your Call: Storytellers confront the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza

June marked the 50th anniversary of the occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem. After visiting the occupied territories, renowned novelists and essayists Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman marked the anniversary by inviting international writers to bear witness to the human cost of the occupation and share their experiences.

Your Call: Storytellers confront the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza

Your Call: Brooke Gladstone on facts, reality and the media in the Trump era

On this week's media roundtable, we'll have a conversation with Brooke Gladstone, co-host of WNYC's On the Media, about her new book The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time.

Your Call: Brooke Gladstone on facts, reality and the media in the Trump era

Your Call: What are the consequences of living with non-stop advertising?

Biometric scans, automated online spies, and facial recognition software were featured in the 1999 science fiction film The Minority Report. Today, they are becoming embedded into the fabric of our daily lives.

Your Call: What are the consequences of living with non-stop advertising?

Your Call: The Force follows scandal-plagued Oakland Police Department

In the new documentary The Force, an Oakland police officer tells new recruits, "I don't want bad cops. Period. I don't need them." In the film, director Peter Nicks follows the Oakland Police Department over two years. He captures new recruit trainings, officers responding to the Black Lives Matter movement, and the sex scandals that led to the resignation of three consecutive police chiefs within nine days. The film gives us a close up view of a department struggling to reform and the

Your Call: What does the air we breathe tell us about our history?

In his new book Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us , science writer Sam Kean writes that with every breath you take, you inhale the history of the world.

Your Call: Why do young people join ISIS and Al-Qaida?

Why do young people join ISIS and Al-Qaida? In her new book I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad , Washington Post national security correspondent Souad Mekhennet provides on-the-ground reporting on the rise of Al-Qaida, ISIS, and their victims.

Your Call: Who's running the government under Donald Trump & how should they be challenged?

Who's running the government under Donald Trump? That's the question journalist John Nichols explores in his new book, Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America .

Your Call: Who's running the government under Donald Trump & how should they be challenged?

Your Call: What's the future of DACA and young undocumented youth in the US?

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Donald Trump plans to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

Your Call: What's the future of DACA and young undocumented youth in the US?

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