12:40am

Tue February 12, 2013
Governing

Treasury Nominee's Citigroup Experience Raises Questions For Some

Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 6:02 am

Jack Lew testifies before a House budget panel in 2011. The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to consider Lew's nomination to be Treasury secretary on Wednesday.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Jack Lew, the man President Obama has chosen to help oversee the country's biggest banks, has said it plainly — he's no expert on banking. Lew said as much when the Senate was vetting him to head the White House Office of Management and Budget in 2010.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., asked Lew if he thought deregulation of Wall Street caused the financial crisis. Lew said he didn't consider himself the best person to answer that question.

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12:38am

Tue February 12, 2013
Poetry

In A North Vietnamese Prison, Sharing Poems With 'Taps On The Walls'

Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 6:12 am

Horst Faas Associated Press

The United States was fresh off signing the peace accords to end the long and bloody war in Vietnam when, on Feb. 12, 1973, more than 140 American prisoners of war were set free.

Among the men to start a long journey back home that day was John Borling.

An Air Force fighter pilot, Borling was shot down on his 97th mission over Vietnam on the night of June 1, 1966. He spent the next six years and eight months in a notorious North Vietnamese prison.

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12:37am

Tue February 12, 2013
Food

An Italian-Inspired Valentine's Feast From 'Nigellissima'

Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 10:51 am

If you can't find pennette, use the small bulging crescents that are chifferi, or regular elbow macaroni, instead.
Courtesy Random House

Before the roses and the romance, Valentine's Day commemorated the Roman Saint Valentine — Valentinus, in Latin. And in her new cookbook, Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes, chef Nigella Lawson offers up simple recipes that celebrate the cuisine of the country Saint Valentine called home.

Lawson joins NPR's Renee Montagne to share some recipes for a romantic dinner for two, and describes the time she spent in Italy.

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12:25am

Tue February 12, 2013
National Security

In Cyberwar, Software Flaws Are A Hot Commodity

Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 5:50 am

An analyst looks at code in the malware lab of a cybersecurity defense lab at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Sept. 29, 2011.
Jim Urquhart Reuters/Landov

There have been security flaws in software as long as there has been software, but they have become even more critically important in the context of cyberweapons development.

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12:00am

Tue February 12, 2013

11:43pm

Mon February 11, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

A Debate: Is Current California Policy Good for Jobs? Airs 3/17/13

The Mar 17, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko will feature a debate on the question, "Is Current California policy good for jobs? Taking the affirmative side will be Ken Jacobs, Director of the Labor Center at U.C. Berkeley. Taking the negative side will be Stanford/Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson.


If time permits, I'll also do Three-Minute Workovers on callers.


Work with Marty Nemko is heard Sundays from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco.

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5:42pm

Mon February 11, 2013

5:23pm

Mon February 11, 2013
Politics

Not a private matter: Domestic abuse center takes a stand on Ross Mirkarimi

"Domestic Violence is Never a Private Matter" Billboard
sfappeal

 

Sheriff Mirkarimi had many supporters when he was facing losing his job, but there were also many vocal opponents to his reinstatement. In fact, the majority of San Franciscans polled did not want Mirkarimi as Sheriff after his conviction. “Citizens for an Accountable Sheriff” was created calling for his resignation – and many women’s rights activists spoke out against Mirkarimi’s reinstatement during the ethics committee hearing when they were considering his case. Among them was Kathy Black, executive director of La Casa de las Madres, a local shelter for victims of domestic violence.

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5:19pm

Mon February 11, 2013
Politics

A day in the life of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is one of the most polarizing figures in San Francisco. Since moving to the city in 1984, he’s gone from co-founding the Green Party to graduating from the Police Academy and serving as a City Supervisor. He was also convicted of false imprisonment of his wife, Eliana Lopez, in a highly publicized incident of domestic violence. As a result, San Franciscans have strong opinions about the sheriff. Mayor Ed Lee has made his known, attempting to have Mirkarimi permanently removed from his position.

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5:10pm

Mon February 11, 2013
Weekly show digest

What's up this week on Your Call?

  What's ahead this week on Your Call?  Check out our upcoming show topics...  If you have ideas about people we should be talking to, questions we should be asking, resources we should know about -- drop us a line at feedback@yourcallradio.org or post a comment right here!  

 

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