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12:34am

Fri May 22, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: Media and the legacy of oil spills

Anti-Arctic drilling kayak activists hold 'Shell No' protest in Seattle
Joshua Trujillo / seattlepi.com via AP

On the May 20th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s decision to open the Arctic to oil and gas drilling. This week, Seattle activists used their kayaks to stop Shell from docking at the port and then continuing on to the Arctic. We’ll also discuss the latest oil spill in Santa Barbara, the possibilities of a spill in the Arctic and the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We’ll be joined by Huffington Post’s Kate Sheppard and investigative journalist Antonia Juhasz.

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12:00am

Wed May 20, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: What are the best ways to maximize your Social Security benefits?

  

On the May 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how to get more from Social Security. The new book Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security by Laurence Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller, and Paul Solman offers strategies for how to maximize this benefit. According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, we’re foregoing nearly $10 billion a year in Social Security spousal benefits. What do you want to know about Social Security? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

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12:00am

Tue May 19, 2015
Education

Your Call: Why are schools obsessed with standardized tests?

On the May 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with NPR’s Anya Kamanetz, about her new book The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be. According to the Council of the Great City Schools, students take an average of 113 standardized tests from grades K through 12. What are the alternatives for tracking the success of students and schools? Where do you stand on testing? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Anya Kamenetz, NPR's education reporter

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12:00am

Mon May 18, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: What is the human cost of our food supply?

On the May 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Sanjay Rawal, director of Food Chains, a documentary that focuses on the plight of tomato pickers in Immokalee, Florida, and their battle with the $4 trillion global supermarket industry and fast food companies. Farmworkers are among the lowest paid workers in the US. How are they organizing for fair wages and how can we support them? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar. 

Guests:

Sanjay Rawal, documentary filmmaker and director of Food Chains

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10:50pm

Thu May 14, 2015
Politics

Your Call: What's driving the Obama administration's drone policy?

On the May 15th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Andrew Cockburn, Washington editor for Harper’s Magazine about his new book Kill Chain: The Rise Of The High-Tech Assassins.  The book traces the genesis and the rise of drone warfare, including the U.S. “targeted killing” program. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, more than 2000 people have been killed by US drone strikes since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, at least 314 have been civilians. What are the ethical and legal implications of Drone warfare?

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