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12:00am

Thu May 24, 2012
Life on native reservations

Today on Your Call: What is life like on Native American reservations today?

On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with David Treuer, author of Rez Life, an examination of Native American reservation life, past and present.  A United Nations special rapporteur recently recommended the restoration of some tribal lands in the US, including the Black Hills in South Dakota.  Does the United States owe reparations to native people? If you've lived on a reservation, what's your experience?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests:

David Treuer, author of Rez Life

Caleen Sisk, chief of the Winnemem Wintu tribe

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12:00am

Wed May 23, 2012
Women in Technology

Today on Your Call: How are women contributing to advances in computer technology?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the role of women in computer technology.  The proportion of undergraduate Computer Science degrees received by women in the US declined from 37% in 1985 to 22% in 2005.  Are women more afraid of technology?  Is it affecting their job prospects?  How are women innovating with computer science?  What would it take for more to get involved?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  Who are the women in the computer world that you admire?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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12:43am

Tue May 22, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What is the future of affordable housing?

 On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about efforts to build more affordable housing in the Bay Area and Northern California. According to the National Low Income Coalition, San Francisco is the most expensive place in the country for renters. Rents are also rising in the East Bay, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties. Why are rents going up? How is this changing these areas? How affordable is your rent? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Gloria Bruce, deputy director of East Bay Housing Organizations

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12:58am

Mon May 21, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: Confronting poverty

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Barbara Ehrenreich, one of the country's foremost investigative journalists and author of many bestselling books, including Nickel and Dimed. We'll speak with Ehrenreich about her newly launched Economic Hardship Reporting Project, which was formed to help move the crisis of poverty and economic disparities to the center of our national conversation.

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2:42pm

Fri May 18, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Confronting Inequality: Barbara Ehrenreich + Smiley & West

On Monday morning from 10 to Noon, tune to 91.7FM for two hours of critical conversation about rising poverty and inequality in the U.S., its effects on our society and democracy, and how we can take action. 

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