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9:12am

Wed February 8, 2012
Militarization of police

Today on Your Call: What explains the militarization of police forces in the US?

On today's Your Call we’ll talk about the escalating use of military weapons and tactics by police departments.  Reporter Radley Balko, says, “Police militarization is now an ingrained part of American culture.”  We’re seeing local police dressed in riot gear use stun grenades and rubber coated bullets on demonstrators.  How did we get here? And how is this affecting the relationship between police departments and local communities?   Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What’s an appropriate use of force?

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12:00am

Tue February 7, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What is private equity and how is it shaping our economy?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Josh Kosman author of "Buyout of America: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy."  What are the economic effects of private equity deals? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What is the relationship between private equity firms and Washington power players? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Josh Kosman, a veteran financial reporter and the author of The Buyout of America, How Private Equity is Destroying Job and Killing the American Economy

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12:00am

Mon February 6, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: The future of Nigeria

Girl with Umbrella, Okrika, Nigeria 2006
Photograph by Ed Kashi

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the State and Society in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and its largest oil producer. Religious violence cost 500 lives in 2011 and recently the removal of subsidies has led to political unrest. What explains the rise of religious extremism in Nigeria? Join us live at 10 or send an email to feecback@yourcallradio.org. Who is benefiting from Nigeria’s natural resources? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:00am

Fri February 3, 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 with Rolling Stone writer Michael Hastings. In his new book, "The Operator: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan," he writes about the military’s top decision makers, their mistrust of President Obama, and the close relationship between the military and journalists. The Pentagon has 27,000 people working on public relations. Who's going beyond the spin? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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9:46am

Thu February 2, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: The future of Occupied Oakland

Police round up Occupy Oakland protesters outside a downtown YMCA.: Spencer Mills (@OakFoSho)

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the protests in Oakland, which resulted in 400 arrests. With tensions escalating between the police and the protesters, some people are questioning the direction the occupy movement is taking. So what happened during the latest Occupy Oakland demonstration? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. How is the Occupy movement responding to the recent wave of violence? And what's next? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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