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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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12:00am

Tue August 14, 2012
Single payer health care

Today on Your Call: What can we learn from states working to pass single payer?

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about single payer healthcare. Earlier this year, Senate Bill 810, which would have paved the way for universal health care coverage in California failed to pass. How would the plan work? Join us live at 10am PST or post your comments here.  Do you support healthcare for all? What will it take to get there? It’s Your Call, with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Bill Skeen, executive director for Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) California

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12:27am

Mon August 13, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What do you want to know about Chevron?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the massive Chevron oil refinery fire in Richmond , which sent smoke clouds over large portions of the Bay Area. Over 900 residents went to the hospital complaining of respiratory problems and eye irritation. How are communities reacting? Join us at 10 or email  feedback@yourcallradio.org? Do live close an oil refinery? What do we need to know about the history of Chevron and how it operates today? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:43am

Fri August 10, 2012
Politics

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 coverage of the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin and the rise of white supremacists in the US military. We’ll also talk about the investigation revealing horrifying details about a US funded military hospital in Afghanistan. We’ll be joined by freelance journalist Tanveer Ali, investigative journalist Matt Kenard and the Wall Street Journal’s Maria Abi-Hbib joins us from Kabul. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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