elections http://kalw.org en Absentee voter http://kalw.org/post/absentee-voter <p></p><p></p><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: normal; ">Why do American elections matter to the world when barely 50 percent of Americans show up at the polling booth? Sandip Roy votes absentee... from India.</span></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:40:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 19010 at http://kalw.org Absentee voter Local Muslims react to presidential debate on foreign policy http://kalw.org/post/local-muslims-react-presidential-debate-foreign-policy <p></p><p>The Bay Area Muslim community includes at least 100, 000 people. There's a large Afghan community in the East Bay, a sizable South Asian population in the South Bay, and the Peninsula is home to large Arab American and Iranian American groups.</p><p>Historically, the Muslim community has voted Republican – until 2008 when they voted for President Obama. However, many say they are now disappointed by his presidency, especially in terms of issues like closing Guantanamo Bay, renewing the Patriot Act, and the continuing drone attacks in Pakistan.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:52:16 +0000 Hana Baba 18400 at http://kalw.org Local Muslims react to presidential debate on foreign policy Elections 2012: the South Asian vote http://kalw.org/post/elections-2012-south-asian-vote <p><em><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal; ">We continue the joint series with our friends at </span><a href="http://www.newamericamedia.org" style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal; ">New America Media</a><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: normal; "> discussing the issues that various Bay Area ethnic communities care about this election year, and where they stand on local issues. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 00:58:57 +0000 Hana Baba 17504 at http://kalw.org Elections 2012: the South Asian vote Today on Your Call: How should unions use their political clout? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-should-unions-use-their-political-clout <P>On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the role of unions in the presidential elections. Unions are spending more than $400M to help reelect President Obama. How are unions using their political dollars?&nbsp; And what is it getting them? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What role should unions play&nbsp; in electoral politics? Tue, 04 Sep 2012 08:08:04 +0000 Malihe Razazan 16124 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How should unions use their political clout? Today on Your Call: How is Citizens United shaping this year's election? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-citizens-united-shaping-years-election <p>On today&rsquo;s Your Call, we&rsquo;ll have a conversation about the Supreme Court&rsquo;s ruling, which allows corporations and citizens to spend unlimited amounts of money backing candidates. With the proliferation of so-called Super PACs and with so much cash flowing to both parties, how has politics been influenced by big money? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What will it take to remove money from politics? It&rsquo;s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Malihe Razazan 6973 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How is Citizens United shaping this year's election?