Today on Your Call: Why are gas prices going up?

Mar 20, 2012

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Michael Klare, author of The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources, and Kevin Hall, national economics correspondent for McClatchy. The national average price for a gallon gas is $3.84, and it’s expected to go up. What’s behind rising gas prices? Join us live at 10 or email There are efforts to start “no gas Mondays.” What else should be done? What can be done?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College

Kevin Hall, national economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers 

Web Resources:

Kevin G. Hall. McClatchy: Once again, speculators behind sharply rising oil and gasoline prices

Michael Klare, TomDispatch: Why High Gas Prices Are Here to Stay

Joe Fromm, Think Progress: Oil Companies Earn Billions While Americans Pay More

Rebecca Leber: Think Progress: ExxonMobil makes $41B, but pays estimated 17.6% tax rate 

Bryan Walsh: Time Science: Viewpoint: Gas Prices and the Big GOP Lie


Media Matters: STUDY: Media Missing The Mark On Gas Prices