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12:00am

Wed April 4, 2012
1968

Today on Your Call: How did 1968 change American history?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the year 1968 and why it was such a watershed moment.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4th, 1968.  In the same year: The Tet Offensive killed tens of thousands in Vietnam.  Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated.  Women threw their bras into a public trash can to protest the Miss America Pageant.  Apollo 8 orbited the moon.  A current exhibit at the Oakland Museum highlights the events of 1968.

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12:00am

Tue April 3, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How are labor conditions in the global economy monitored?

A sweatshop in Bangladesh Photograph: Panos

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about labor organizations, which audit companies accused of poor labor practices. The recent audit of Foxconn factories in China has revealed wage and overtime violations. How do these monitoring groups work? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallraido.org. What kind of leverage do auditors have on multinationals? And what effect have they had over the past few decades? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:00am

Mon April 2, 2012
Health, Science, Environment, San Onofre,

Today on Your Call: What should be done with California ’s last two nuclear power plants?

On today’s  Your Call, we’ll have a debate about The California Nuclear Initiative, which would shut down the Diablo Canyon and San Onofre nuclear plants. Nuclear power makes up 15 percent of California ’s total energy production. What are alternative sources of energy if these plants went offline?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. The campaign has until April 16 to collect enough signatures needed to put the initiative on the November ballot. Where do you stand on this issue? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:10am

Fri March 30, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

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 with Propublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten about his new book Run to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster. We’ll also talk about President Obama’s push to expedite the approval of the southern end of the Keystone XL oil pipeline -- from Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast of Texas. Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. 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 March 29, 2012
Obama's record

Today on Your Call: How do you rate President Obama’s record so far?

On the next Your Call, with the election cycle well under way, we'll have a debate about President Obama’s record on healthcare, the environment, and US foreign policy. We'll be joined by Joshua Frank, co-editor of Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion, and Faiz Shakir, vice president of the Center for American Progress. How do you assess President Obama's record thus far? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.

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