On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with Elizabeth Kolbert, author of “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History”. Our planet has already gone through five major extinctions,including the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. But this time, humans are the culprit, potentially eradicating 20 to 50 percent of all living species within this century. How is man-made climate change contributing to the rapid loss of diverse life? And how can we halt it? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.
On today’s Your Call, we’ll discuss how colleges are hiring part-time teachers to save costs, and what impact it has on education. Adjunct teachers now make up 50 percent of higher education faculty. Many receive no benefits and are paid poorly, with no chance of job-security or tenure. What happens to students when their teachers are contractors, not full-time professionals? And how are adjuncts organizing for change? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.
On today’s Your Call, we’ll have conversation with Bruce Ackerman, a prominent constitutional scholar and the author of “We the People: the Civil Rights Revolution.” He says President Obama has forgotten the Constitution in formulating his policy on the NSA and that this is a good time to consider serious reform. So how does president Obama differ from his processors? And based on the US constitution, what powers does the president hold? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar.
Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale