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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Feb 3, 2012

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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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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On today's Your Call we’ll talk about education success stories.  With another round of severe budget cuts and a heated debate about education reform led by corporate funded think tanks, we’re taking a step back to talk about what’s actually working in our schools. Smaller class sizes? Textbooks that are more relevant to everyday life? More support for teachers?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What works in your local schools?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about the end of California’s redevelopment agencies.  Governor Brown’s decision to dissolve redevelopment to redirect funds to the state’s budget will go into effect February 1st.  What has redevelopment accomplished in California?  And what, if anything, will take its place? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How has your local redevelopment agency changed your city?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with David , author of “Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room.” How has the rapid proliferation of digital technology changed how we access knowledge? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How has your perception of facts and knowledge changed over the years? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On Today's Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. With so much talk about how much Mitt Romney paid in taxes, how are the media covering our tax system? We’ll also discuss the growing debt crisis in Europe and the ongoing debt relief deal talks in Greece where the names of 4,000-tax evaders have been published. We’ll be joined by Reuters’ David Cay Johnston and the Globe and Mail’s Eric Reguly joins us from Rome. Where did you see best reporting this week? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

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On today's Your Call, we’ll have conversation about the recent rounds of sanctions on Iran. In response, Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz through which 20 percent of global oil supplies pass. How are the sanctions impacting Iran’s economy? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. How alarming is the standoff between Iran and the West? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Kaveh Ehsani, assistant Professor of International Studies at DePaul University 

On the next Your Call, following the State of the Union address, we’ll have a conversation with Thomas Frank, author of “Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right. Why has the worst economy since the 1930s brought about the revival of conservatism and pushed the Democrats to the right?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How should progressives respond to right-wing populism?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act. What would these bills actually do?   The issue has been pitted as Hollywood versus Silicon Valley.  How will this affect the rest of us?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How do you think intellectual property should be protected on the internet?  And how do we balance that with free speech?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Ann Lee, author of “What the U.S. Can Learn from China: An Open-Minded Guide to Treating Our Greatest Competitor as Our Greatest Teacher.” Chinese workers are currently protesting over compensation and working conditions. How did China end up being the second largest economy in the world? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What do you make of China’s place in the world? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On This week's media roundtable. we’ll discuss coverage of taxes and ongoing budget cuts in California. We’ll also talk about coverage of President Obama saying no, for now, to the Keystone Pipe line and the mass protests in Nigeria. We’ll be joined by the Sacramento Bee’s Phillip Reese, Mother Jones’ Kate Sheppard and freelance journalist Gillian Parker joins us from Nigeria. 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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On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the status of women’s reproductive rights 39 years after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion.  Today’s political rhetoric is becoming more vitriolic over abortion. From personhood amendments to the closure of women’s clinics, what's happening at the state level across the country?  Who’s fighting back and how?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What happened to the women’s movement of the 70s and the advances gained in women’s right to choose?   It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll air a live broadcast of Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address and then open the lines for questions and responses.  The state now faces a 9.2 billion dollar deficit.  Brown is hoping to raise more revenue through tax increases.  But that will have to be approved by voters in November.  In the meantime, where will budget cuts hit the hardest?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What do you hope for California in 2012?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you. 

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The On Today's Your Call,  we’ll have a conversation about the economic realities of white, black and brown Americans. According to the Pew Research Survey, two out of three Americans now perceive strong social conflicts over the income gap — up sharply from two years ago. Do the changing realities of our economy mean that class divides are becoming more critical than race or nationality? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Today on Your Call: Who are the UC Board of Regents?

Jan 16, 2012
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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how the 18 member board is appointed, how it operates, and how it influences decisions at 10 UC campuses across the state. What are their responsibilities and who holds them accountable? Join us at 10 or email feedback @yourcallradio.org. Recent meetings have been disrupted by students concerned about budget cuts and tuition hikes. What do you want to know about the UC Board of Regents? On Monday’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you

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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Jan 13, 2012

This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay Prison. We’ll also talk about Hungarian journalists’ hunger strike to protest media repression. We’ll be joined by Harper’s Scott Horton, independent journalist Andy Worthington and Klubradio’s Julia Varadi joins us from Budapest, Hungary. 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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Scott Horton, contributing editor at Harper's Magazine

On today's Your Call, we’ll take a look at the increasingly popular GOP candidate, Ron Paul.  Why is his message resonating with so many young people?  What’s the draw for liberals?  We’ll explore his ideology and ideas in depth.  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What do you want to know about Ron Paul?  And how does his candidacy change the game and the conversation for progressives, liberals, and conservatives alike?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the laws and economics governing the sale of marijuana and the recent federal crackdowns on farms and dispensaries.  Medical marijuana, a $14 billion industry, is a driving force in California’s economy. How should it be regulated? What do you think of the crackdowns? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What’s your experience with the marijuana industry and what’s in store for its future?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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Today's Your Call: Are you uninsured or underinsured?

Jan 10, 2012

 

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about The Affordable Care Act. What are the new coverage options? In California, the cost of health insurance is rising more rapidly than family incomes. What resources are available for those of us don’t have healthcare or don’t have much coverage?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What resources are available? And what’s in store for the future of healthcare? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Today's Your Call: Who are the Democrats?

Jan 9, 2012

With the 2012 election cycle ramping up, we’re asking some fundamental questions: Who is the base of the Democratic Party?  Who’s leading it?  Who’s funding the party?  How has the party changed over the years and what does it stand for?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What is your opinion of the Democratic Party?  And what do you want to know about it?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Jan 6, 2012

On the next Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage the National Defense Authorization Act, which has come under attack by civil liberties group. There’s a lot of confusion over the law actually does. Are the media answering your questions? We’ll also discuss coverage of the escalating political tensions in Libya . What grabbed your attention this week? Join us at 10 or email  feedback@yourcallradio.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week?

 

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Thomas Linzey, author of “Be the Change: How to Get What You Want in Your Communityand Shannon Biggs, author of “The Rights of Nature.” How can communities defend themselves from corporate interests? Are local laws the answer? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. How are you organizing for change in your community? And what changes would you like to see? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

 

 

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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Republican Party.  With the 2012 election cycle ramping up, we’re asking some fundamental questions: Who is the base of the Republican Party?  Who’s leading it?  Who’s paying the bills?  How has the party changed over the years and what are its principles and goals?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What is your opinion of the Republican Party?  And what do you want to know about it?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

 

On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about concrete ways we can resist crony capitalism – and narrow the gap between the 1% and the rest of us.  What should we be demanding – and what are some real victories we can win?   And how can we keep economic inequality in the conversation during this election year?   Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. Where do you see glimmers of hope for economic change? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Tom Mueller, the author Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil. When did human beings start using olive oil?  How did it become an integral part of so many cuisines?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org?  Is olive oil an important part of the culture you come from?  Do you have a memory of cooking with olive oil you’d like to share? It’s Your Call, with Malihe Razazan and you.

On today's Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had with graphic novelists. How do images change the art of story telling? What are your favorite graphic novels? What makes them unique?  More graphic novels have been published in the last 10 years than in the previous 30. What explains the explosion? What can we learn from graphic journalism? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.  

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Amir, author of graphic novel, Zahra's Paradise

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On the next Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had about child abuse-- why it’s so pervasive and why it still remains so hidden.

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Paul Buhle and Sharon Rudahl, author and one of the illustrators of the new graphic novel, Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero.  Buhle writes: “Robin Hood and his companions were called into existence by popular desires for social revenge and social justice.  Whether they “existed” or not does not matter: they existed and exist in the hearts of rebels everywhere.”  So what has Robin Hood’s story meant over time?  How is he as powerful a symbol today as he was in the 14th century?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and You.

On today's Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Peter Van Buren, author of "We Meant Well: How I  Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People."  US taxpayers have spent $63 billion dollars on so-called reconstruction in Iraq, a plan that Van Buren says is “riddled with waste and inefficiency. Now that the last of US troops have withdrawn from Iraq, what do we need to know about who will remain in Iraq and what their intentions are?   It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Dec 23, 2011

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the US withdrawal from Iraq. We'll also talk about veterans returning with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. We’ll be joined by Al Jazeera English's Dahr Jamail, NPR’s investigative reporter Daniel Zwerdling, and McClatchy’s Roy Gutman joins us from Baghdad. What's your assessment of media coverage of Iraq? Join us at 10 or email tofeedback@yourcallradio.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week?

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