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12:00am

Tue February 28, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: Why do Americans have so much debt?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Louis Hyman, author of Borrow: The American Way of Debt, and Gary Rivlin, author of Broke, USA. Last year, Americans were $2 trillion in debt. The average American owes more than $15,000 in credit card debt alone. How did we get here? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. When did this crisis begin? And how can we get out of it? How much debt do you carry? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:00am

Mon February 27, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Who is speaking for children?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the status of children in the US. According to the 2010 census, 74 million children live in the US -- 15 million live in families with incomes below the federal poverty line. How has recession affected the lives of children? How are they coping?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Children’s issues are not being raised in the presidential debates. So what’s being done to improve public policies affecting children? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:00am

Fri February 24, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

On today’s Your Call, It’s our Friday media roundtable. This week we’ll be joined by Paul Mason, BBC Newsnight economics editor and the author of "Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions." Mason believes that from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park, advanced forms of communication have created a new relationship between the media and millions of people who are standing up for economic justice and freedom. Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What was your story of the week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:00am

Thu February 23, 2012
Movies that change us

Today on Your Call: What movie changed the way you understand the world?

On today's Your Call, a few days before “that other award show” we will announce your nominations for the film that most powerfully changed the way you understand the world.  Documentaries, features, shorts, or even animation.

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12:00am

Wed February 22, 2012
Prison reform

Today on Your Call: What's next for prison reform?

On today's Your Call we’ll talk about what’s changing in California’s prison system.  The Occupy Movement drew attention to the prison industrial complex this week with a day of action called “Occupy the Prisons.”  They are calling for an end to inhumane conditions for people behind bars.  Meanwhile, the realignment process is underway in California-- where low-level offenders are being moved from prisons to county jails.  Is this the best way to solve prison over-crowding?

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