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1:11am

Tue August 21, 2012
Wal-Mart at 50

Today on Your Call: What's the future for big box stores?

Elise Amendola/Associated Press

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Wal-Mart as it turns 50. It’s the third-largest publicly traded corporation in the world and the largest private employer with 8,500 stores in 15 countries and 2 million employees. How has it been able to dominate the global retail market? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. How has Wal-Mart set the labor standards for other big retailers? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:25am

Mon August 20, 2012
Education

Today on Your Call: What can we do to support teachers?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with educators as they prepare to return to the classroom. With California facing another $20B budget short fall, what are teachers facing this year? If you are a teacher, how are preparing to go back to school and what are you facing? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. How has teaching changed because of budget cuts? What are you doing to support teachers? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


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11:26pm

Thu August 16, 2012

12:00am

Thu August 16, 2012
US power grid

Today on Your Call: How does the electrical grid work in the US?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the US electric grid.  Recently, a power failure cut electricity to approximately 670 million people across Northern India.  Could the United States be susceptible to such a widespread outage?  How is our system structured?  What are its strengths and weaknesses?  How are we shifting to a more sustainable grid for our future power needs?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  Is our current system preventing a real shift to renewables?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


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12:00am

Wed August 15, 2012
Space exploration

Today on Your Call: What’s the status of space exploration?

On today's Your Call, in light of NASA’s historic landing of the $2.5 billion “Curiosity” rover on Mars, we’ll talk about space.  A planning group is taking a look at how the agency will continue exploring Mars beyond the missions operating today. Who decides where we explore?  What space missions are we NOT hearing about?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. What role do you think NASA should play in the future?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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