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12:40am

Fri May 18, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable: Putin's Russia

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with Luke Harding, the Guardian's former Russian correspondent, about his new book Mafia State: How one reporter became an enemy of the brutal new Russia. Last February, Harding was deported from Russia after after he reported that leaked US diplomatic cables described Russia as a "virtual mafia state." What do you want to know about Vladimir Putin's Russia? Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:03am

Thu May 17, 2012
Crime After Crime

Today on Your Call: How will prison reform in California affect women?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk to the creator of the documentary "Crime After Crime." The film shows one woman’s journey through a broken criminal justice system.  Women today are incarcerated at 11 times the rate they were in 1977.  What kind of policy reform could change this trend? How do poverty, abuse, and drugs factor into the imprisonment of women? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How will realignment affect women prisoners?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

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6:53am

Wed May 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: Why are Americans still gaining weight?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Dr. John McDougall about his new book, "The Starch Solution." According to Center for Disease Control, more than one-third of U.S. adults and approximately 12.5 million of children and adolescents are obese.  We've heard about proper nutrition, so why don't we practice it? Dr. McDougal says eat your carbs--starch is the solution to the obesity crisis plaguing this nation. Can starch help heal the health crisis? Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. It's Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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12:21am

Tue May 15, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What are the causes of rising inequality in the United States?

 On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with noted economist and author James Galbraith about his new book, Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis. Today, the top 1 percent controls 40 percent of the wealth in the US. How did we get here? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What needs to be done to narrow the wealth gap? And how does inequality affect economic growth? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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7:51am

Mon May 14, 2012
Semper Fi

Today on Your Call: How do we challenge systemic water contamination?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the documentary film Semper Fi: Always Faithful.  It follows former US Marine Jerry Ensminger, whose daughter died of leukemia from water contamination at North Carolina’s Camp LeJeune.   Ensminger says “When I first learned of the contamination issue, I had all the faith and confidence that the Marine Corps that I had served for nearly a quarter century would step up and do what was right by their people.

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