HOST: Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show. On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the Hollywood actors and writers strike.

Last Thursday, more than 160,000 actors joined screenwriters who've been on strike since early May, marking the first industrywide shutdown since 1960. SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher accused studio executives of making Wall Street and greed their priority while ignoring the essential contributors that make the machine run. Their demands include pay increases, healthcare, and revenue sharing for streaming shows. Demands also say, artificial intelligence can’t write or rewrite literary material; can’t be used as source material; and [works covered by union contracts can’t be used to train artificial intelligence.

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