On the January 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Harvard historian Sven Beckert about his new book “The Empire of Cotton: A Global History.” More than 350 million people in over 100 countries are involved in the growing and manufacturing of cotton. It’s everywhere. You’re probably wearing it. What are the true costs of cotton? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University



On the September 25th, 2014 edition of Your Call, Naomi Klein talks about her new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”.  Klein says our current economic system can’t cut greenhouse emissions fast enough to prevent permanent warming.  As world leaders converge for the UN Climate Summit, is there still time to make the shift to sustainability?  And what would sustainability mean for the way we live?  Naomi Klein – on the next Your Call, with Hana Baba, and you.    


Are startups really such cool places to work?

How do you decide whether and which startups are worth working for?

Should employers and not employees decide what to work on?

Does controlling risk trump going for a home run?

Are the millenialls really "entitled?"

Does capitalism come in flavors?

On the Oct. 13, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my guest will be start-up expert Michael O Church, who offers unconventional and smart answers to such questions. 

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Chris Hedges about his latest book with Joe Sacco, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.  Hedges says: “When everything becomes a commodity.. that you exploit until exhaustion or collapse, you eventually destroy human capital and you destroy the natural world and that’s what’s happening, that’s already happened to the working class.”  So is it time to revolt?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Today on Your Call: Is the age of capitalism over?

Jul 30, 2012

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Jerry Mander, author of “The Capitalism Papers: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System." Mander argues that argues that capitalism has had its day and has failed miserably. It’s killing the planet, dismantling democracy, promoting wars and making us less happy. Do you agree? And if so, what is the alternative to capitalism? Join us at 10 or email  How do you define capitalism? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Work with Marty Nemko

Apr 22, 2012

Barbara Nemko and I read scenes from famous plays that addressed work issues: Death of a Salesman, Prisoner of Second Avenue, Pygmalion. That led to a discussion of the nearly unprecedented plight of today's job seekers. An Associated Press analysis reported on April 22, 2012 found that HALF of new college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. Here's the link: I also did three-minute Workovers on callers.