1:29am

Mon October 22, 2012
Middle East

Signals From Iran Indicate Willingness To Talk

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 10:50 am

An Iranian boy holds a tray of eggs at a grocery store in Tehran last month. From Sunday, Sept. 30, to Monday, Oct. 1, the Iranian currency lost nearly one-third of its value against the dollar.
Atta Kenare AFP/Getty Images

Iran is hurting. Economic and banking sanctions, plus an effective oil embargo led by the European Union, have brought chaos to Iran's economy. The bottom fell out of its currency, the rial, a couple of weeks ago, provoking street protests. Iranians of all social classes are struggling to cope.

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1:25am

Mon October 22, 2012
How We Watch What We Watch

For Sports Fans, A Plethora Of Platforms To Watch On

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 5:11 am

Phil Coke and Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers celebrate after beating the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series. Through the power of modern technology, fans could experience the game even if they weren't in front of a television screen.
Jonathan Daniel Getty Images

While most American homes still have a television in the den, how we watch, and what we watch, is changing. Computers, tablets, smartphones, DVRs and video game consoles have redefined what television is.

Viewers have officially become a multiscreen culture. And that means the TV industry is changing, as well. Consider that 36 million Americans watch video on their phones, according to the Nielsen ratings company.

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12:00am

Mon October 22, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: What can we learn from next generation of young environmental activists?

On today’s Your Call, we'll have a conversation with three winners of this year's David Brower Youth Awards, which honors young people for their achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. Do you know a young person who's inspired you to do more to protect the environment?  Join us live at 11 or email us at feedback@yourcallradio.org. What environmental issues concern young people today? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Guests:

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8:37pm

Sun October 21, 2012
Minds Over Matter 10/21

Minds Over Matter - Oct. 21, 2012

The Bay Area's favorite quiz show.

3:05pm

Sun October 21, 2012
Presidential Race

Foreign Policy Debate: Rhetoric Vs. Reality

Originally published on Sun October 28, 2012 6:44 am

A container ship from China is offloaded at Massport's Conley Terminal in the port of Boston in July. Trade issues with China has been a major talking point for the presidential candidates.
Stephan Savoia AP

President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney are getting ready to answer any and all possible questions about foreign policy for Monday night's debate, the last one before the Nov. 6 election.

Iran, Israeli-Palestinian talks and China are among likely topics for the debate — and also major issues awaiting the next president. Each case is a matter of building and maintaining alliances while applying pressure to protect U.S. interests.

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2:46pm

Sun October 21, 2012
It's All Politics

On The Trail In Iowa, The 'Death Tax' Gets New Life

Aides tack up an American flag to a barn at the James Koch farm in Van Meter, Iowa, on Oct. 9, ahead of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's arrival for a rally.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

2:34pm

Sun October 21, 2012
Art & Design

How A Texas Postman Became An Hermès Designer

Originally published on Sun October 21, 2012 5:12 pm

One of Kermit Oliver's designs for Hèrmes
Jason Sheeler

About a year ago, writer Jason Sheeler was working on a story about Hermès scarves — the elaborately decorated silk squares that can cost as much as $400. He traveled to Lyon, in southern France, to visit the factory, and on his first day there he found an even more interesting story: A French woman threw out a big scarf with a turkey on it and asked Sheeler if he knew Kermit. He didn't.

Kermit, as it turns out, is Kermit Oliver. He lives in Waco, Texas, and he's the only American to ever design scarves for Hermès.

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1:47pm

Sun October 21, 2012
It's All Politics

Little-Known Florida School Hopes For Presidential Debate Bump

Originally published on Sun October 21, 2012 4:40 pm

The Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center is the site off the upcoming presidential debate at Lynn University. The small Florida college is awaiting its big moment in the spotlight on Monday.
Wilfredo Lee AP

Whenever 19-year-old Robbie Walsh tells friends and family back home in Maryland that he goes to Lynn University, they do a double-take.

"They go, 'Lynn University? What?'" he says. "Then I have to tell them it's in Boca Raton, Florida, and a lot of them say, 'Oh, FAU,' or 'The University of Miami.'"

Many of Lynn's students and faculty who gather at the campus cafe say they hear that sort of thing all the time. But university spokesman Joshua Glanzer says a new T-shirt showing up on campus gives it right back.

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7:08am

Sun October 21, 2012
Remembrances

McGovern Legacy Offers More Than A Lost Presidency

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 5:03 am

McGovern listens to a constituent in 1974.
Jim Mone AP

Former Sen. George McGovern died early Sunday in his hometown of Sioux Falls, S.D. He was 90 years old, and had been in failing health. McGovern served two terms in the House and three in the Senate, but was best known as the Democratic Party's ill-fated nominee against President Nixon in the election of 1972.

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5:08am

Sun October 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Sen. George McGovern Dies

Former presidential nominee and Sen. George McGovern.
Cliff Owen AP

Sen. George McGovern, who lost the 1972 presidential bid to Richard Nixon yet inspired a new generation of voters, has died. He was 90.

A family spokesman told the AP that McGovern died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D., surrounded by family and friends.

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