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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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12:00am

Thu May 14, 2015
Politics

Your Call: What are the untold stories behind the women’s movement?

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On the May 14th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, a new documentary that resurrects the hidden history of the women who founded the modern women’s movement. The film tells the stories of activists, students, artists, and intellectuals at the center of the movement, which brought about a social revolution in the US. What can we learn from the past? And what’s the state of women’s liberation today? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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11:31pm

Tue May 12, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: What does the history of cotton tell us about the rise of modern capitalism?

On the May 13th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Harvard historian Sven Beckert about his new book The Empire of Cotton: A Global History. More than 350 million people in over 100 countries are involved in the growing and manufacturing of cotton. It’s everywhere. You’re probably wearing it. What are the true costs of cotton? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University

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11:53pm

Mon May 11, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: What are the solutions to California's drought ?

On the May 12th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the efforts to tackle the state's historic drought. January was the driest month in the state since record keeping began in 1895. Wells are running dry, and the Sierra snowpack is far below normal. How is the state responding to this rapidly growing crisis? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:00am

Mon May 11, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: Where are the bees and the butterflies?

On the May 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about efforts to restore pollinator habitats. Thousands of species of bees and butterflies are under threat. With 90 percent of the world’s flowering species requiring insects or other animals for pollination, how is the decline of bees and butterflies affecting our food supply and our landscapes? It’s Your Call with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.

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