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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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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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On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about the year in democracy.  It has been one full year since Tunisian fruit vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire--setting off a domino chain of revolts and revolutions in the Arab world and around the globe.  Now there are 150 cities with Occupy movements in California alone.  What’s the moment from the 2011 grassroots uprisings that will stay with you?  Join us at 10 or email us at feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What does democracy mean to you today?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and You.

On the today's Your Call, we’ll ask Green Apple Books, Kevin Hunsanger, and Booksmith’s, Christin Evans, to share  their recommendations for the best books of the year.  Do you have friends or family you’d love to give a book to if only you had a recommendation?  What’s your book gift idea and what are you reading?  It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Nomi Prins, author of Black Tuesday, a historical novel set during the 1929 stock market crash. How do lessons from the Depression era help us understand today's economic crisis? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Unemployment is high, the social safety net is shrinking, and half of Americans are poor or scraping by. Where is US economy heading in 2012? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about who is living on food stamps and how they are making ends meet.  Over 46 million Americans receive food stamps, which allocates an average of $4 per day.  The number of people relying on food stamp programs has risen with the recession.  So how does the system work?  Can you stay healthy on $4 a day?  Join us at 10 or email us at feedback@yourcallradio.org.  If you’re on food stamps, how are you meeting your needs?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and You.

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On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the payroll tax extension, and the renewal of unemployment benefits, which both expire at the end of the month. We’ll also discuss coverage of the eurozone crisis. We’ll be joined by The Huffington Post’s Arthur Delany, ProPublica's Dafna Linzer, and the Globe and Mail’s Eric Reguly joins us from Rome. Join us  at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week?

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On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about how the Occupy movement can continue to be effective.  On Monday, several west coast Occupiers shut down their ports, while other movements attempted to halt operations at Walmart headquarters.  What do you think the targets should be? And what are the most effective methods? Are there ways the movement can be more inclusive?  Join us at 10 or email us at feedback@yourcallradio.org. What should Occupy 2012 look like? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Can people from different political backgrounds come together to work for prison reform? On today's Your Call, we'll have a conversation about various efforts to reform the prison system in the US. Today, 2.3 million prisoners are in US jails, costing more than $44 billion. In California, more money is spent on prisons than education. What will it take to reform the system? How are groups with different political backgrounds joining forces? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you. 

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On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the climate change conference in Durban, South Africa. Two years ago at the UN talks in Copenhagen, an attempt to secure a global treaty and cut greenhouse gas emissions ended in failure. What is the outcome of the latest negotiations in Durban? Join us live at 10 or send an email tofeedback@yourcallradio.org. How is climate change affecting economies around the globe? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you. 

On the next Your Call, we'll talk about the role of community colleges in higher education. A "student task force" is considering plans to restructure community colleges to be geared more towards increasing transfer rates to 4-year colleges. But some students and faculty worry these changes will actually make higher education less accessible. So what do community colleges mean to you? And how do we maximize the potential of this great resource? Join us at 10 or email us at feedback@yourcallradio.org. It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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