NAFTA http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: What is the legacy of NAFTA? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-legacy-nafta <p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 07:28:33 +0000 Malihe Razazan 38341 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What is the legacy of NAFTA? Feeling the effects of NAFTA in California http://kalw.org/post/feeling-effects-nafta-california <p>It’s been almost two decades since Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. When then-president Bill Clinton signed it, he told Congress that the agreement was the only correct response to the world’s rapidly changing economy. As a border state and a major agricultural producer, California has a big stake in NAFTA.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">U.C. Berkeley geography professor Harley Shaiken has written extensively on the agreement, and he spoke with KALW's Holly Kernan about what NAFTA has meant for this state.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:59:50 +0000 Holly Kernan 18459 at http://kalw.org Feeling the effects of NAFTA in California NAFTA's environmental impact on Tijuana 20 years later http://kalw.org/post/naftas-environmental-impact-tijuana-20-years-later <p>When the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed 20 years ago, one of the big concerns was how the treaty would impact the environment.</p><p>After NAFTA was signed, eastern Tijuana experienced a building frenzy. One industrial park after another sprung up to accommodate the hundreds of American factories that came here in search of cheap labor.</p><p>Magdalena Cerda is an environmental activist, and she’s brought me to the edge of one of those sprawling complexes, to some barren, empty concrete basketball courts.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:57:43 +0000 Adrian Florido 18452 at http://kalw.org NAFTA's environmental impact on Tijuana 20 years later Food fight in Florida over the Tomato Wars http://kalw.org/post/food-fight-florida-over-tomato-wars <p></p><p>Florida and Mexico growers are feuding over tomato prices. It’s the same argument heard nearly 20 years ago when NAFTA was first signed, when American farmers feared cheaper Mexican crops would flood the market here and put them out of business.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:46:30 +0000 Michel Marizco 18453 at http://kalw.org Food fight in Florida over the Tomato Wars Today on Your Call: What explains the decline of middle class? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-explains-decline-middle-class <P>On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation with veteran journalists Donald Barlett and James Steele, authors of "The Betrayal of the American Dream." They argue that since the 1980s, the ruling elite, with the help of Republican and Democratic politicians, have sold their business-friendly reforms to the American people in the name of economic efficiency. Instead, the middle class has been systematically impoverished. Join us live at 10 or send an email tofeedback@yourcallradio.org. What will it take to achieve equity and prosperity for everyone? Tue, 11 Sep 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Malihe Razazan 16458 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What explains the decline of middle class?