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12:00am

Wed June 20, 2012
War on Drugs

Today on Your Call: Who’s profiting from the war on drugs?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the money behind the drug war.  The U.S. government spent over $15 billion dollars in 2010. So how is that money spent?  Reason Magazine reporter, Mike Riggs, argues that industries like beer and alcohol, private prisons, drug testing, and addiction recovery owe their profits to the war on drugs.  And their lobbyists spend heavily to maintain the status quo.  So what do you want to know about the money spent on the war on drugs?  Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

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11:24pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today's Your Call: How was the largest stimulus in US history spent?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll speak with ProPublica reporter Michael Grabell about his new book Money Well Spent? The Truth Behind the Trillion-Dollar Stimulus, The Biggest Economic Recovery Plan in History. Grabell visited stimulus projects in 15 states. He reports that good intentions were often wrecked on the rocky shores of bad politics. Where did all the money go? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What questions do you have about the largest stimulus in US history? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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9:23am

Mon June 18, 2012
History of the FBI

Today on Your Call: What can the history of the FBI teach us about how the agency works today?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk with Tim Weiner [whiner], author of “Enemies: A History of the FBI.”  Weiner says “A secret police is anathema in a democracy.  But the FBI’s powers make it America’s closest counterpart.”  How has the FBI used its powers over the last century?  And how has it shifted the balance between national security and individual freedom?  Join us Monday at 10am PST or leave a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan and you.

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Tim Weiner, author of “Enemies: A History of the FBI”

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12:00am

Fri June 15, 2012
Politics

Today On Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable: Spain Bailout and Vote Suppression in Florida

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On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Spain ’s decision to borrow 125 billion dollars to rescue its troubled banks.  We’ll also talk about JPMorgan Jamie Dimon’s Senate testimony and the voter suppression controversy in Florida. We’ll be joined  by McClatchy’s Kevin Hall, Tampa Bay Times’ Steve Bousquet and Martin Delfin of the leading Spanish daily El Pais will join us from Madrid. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join us live at 10 or send and email to feedback@yourcallradio.org.

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12:00am

Thu June 14, 2012
Secret life of girls

Today on Your Call: What is the secret life of girls around the world?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Eve Ensler, creator of "The Vagina Monologues," about her new play, “Emotional Creature.”  The play is a celebration of girlhood in a society that often devalues the talents and emotions of girls and women.  So what does it take to empower young girls? And how can we all benefit?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.   It’s Your Call with Hana Baba and you.

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