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12:00am

Wed July 18, 2012
Orcas in captivity

Today on Your Call: Should orcas be held in captivity?

On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with David Kirby about his new book, Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity. In 2010, a captive 12,000 pound orca killed the well known trainer Dawn Brancheau at Sea World Orlando. Her death may lead to significant changes at marine mammal parks. It also sparked a heated debate about whether the world’s top predator should be held captive. Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Where do you stand on this issue?

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12:25am

Tue July 17, 2012
Federal Budget

Today on Your Call: What do we need to know about the federal budget?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with National Priorities Project researcher Mattea Kramer about her new book, A People's Guide to the Federal Budget. The US government plans to spend $3.6 trillion next year. Where does the money come from and how is it spent? And who receives the largest portion of federal funds? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here.  How much do you know about the federal budget? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

Mattea Kramer, senior research analyst with the National Priorities Project

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11:56pm

Sun July 15, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: What’s the future of natural gas fracking in California?

Gasland

On the today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about hydraulic fracturing, which involves blasting huge amounts of chemicals, sand and water into the ground, which enables trapped oil and gas to escape. How much fracking is happening in California? How should it be tracked and regulated?  Who is pushing for fracking in California? And how are communities organizing against it? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you

Guests:

Dan Jacobson, legislative director for Environment California

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11:51pm

Thu July 12, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the millions of dollars being raised and spent on the presidential campaign. How are political ads being covered? We’ll also discuss coverage of the ongoing protests in Sudan. We’ll be joined by Propublica’s Justin Elliot, Politico’s  Dave Levinthal and  Bloomberg’s Africa correspondent Salma Elwardany joins us from Cairo. She was just kicked out of Sudan. 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 July 12, 2012
Sleep

Today on Your Call: Is lack of sleep a public health issue?

On today's Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the significance of sleep for our mental and physical health. According to the National Sleep Foundation, at least 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. How much sleep do we need? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here.  What effect does sleep (or the lack of it) have on our bodies?  And how could we create a more sleep-friendly society?  It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you. 

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