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11:48pm

Sun August 26, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Who are the independents?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have an open lines to independents. According to a Gallup poll, more Americans identify as Democrats than as Republicans, 31 percent to 27 percent.  Last year, the percentage of Americans identifying as political independents increased to 40 percent. Do you identify as an independent? What issues are important to you? Are you voting? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org? Where do independents fit within the two-party political system? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:34am

Fri August 24, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation about media coverage of laws restricting women’s reproductive rights in Missouri and other states across the country. We’ll also talk about the mining strikes in South Africa after police shot and killed 44 strikers. We’ll be joined by RH Reality Check’s Jodi Jacobson, St. Louis Beacon Jo Mannies and Guardian’s David Smith joins us from Johannesburg. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


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12:00am

Thu August 23, 2012
Medicare

Today on Your Call: How does Medicare work? And what is in store for its future?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the Medicare system--how it currently functions and how it was changed under the Affordable Care Act.  Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan has proposed a privatized voucher system.  But critics say that could quickly become unaffordable for most seniors.  If you’re on Medicare or will be soon, what’s your opinion of how it should work?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


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10:12am

Wed August 22, 2012
Deferred Action

Today on Your Call: How will Deferred Action affect the lives of undocumented youth in the US?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the new program that allows a limited path to employment for immigrant youth.  It is being called the “Dream Act, lite.”  Is this a step towards more comprehensive immigration reform?  Or is it just an election-year strategy to win votes?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. What is the ongoing reality of undocumented people in the US today? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


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Jose Arreola, outreach manager with Educators for Fair Consideration

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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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