election

5:32pm

Tue August 28, 2012
Politics

Go inside the Republican National Convention

Image courtesy of WBEZ reporter Tony Arnold.

The Republican National Convention is underway in Tampa, Florida, after being postponed because of Hurricane Isaac. Although it’s been on the quiet side overall today, we were curious as to what the mood is like, what delegates are talking about, and what to expect over the next few days. San Francisco Examiner contributor Melissa Griffin is on the ground in Tampa. She spoke with KALW’s Hana Baba about her impressions on how the event is shaping up so far.

Listen to the full interview above.

4:39pm

Tue August 28, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: The bold choice

A few words on Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, Paul Ryan: the big-time budget guru of the G.O.P. Everyone keeps calling it a "bold choice." Yeah, well maybe, but you know bold is not always synonymous with good.

Whiskey for breakfast is a bold choice. Spun glass underwear is bold. Four-head dragon tattoos. Passing an 18-wheeler on a blind curve going 80 in the rain – incredibly bold. Just not that necessarily smart.

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11:52pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Small business

Today on Your Call: What does this election mean for small businesses?

On Today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the future of small business sector. According to small business association firms with fewer than 500 employees provide jobs for over half of the nation's workforce. How do the close ties of both major parties to big business shape their approach to small business?  Join us live at 10am PST or post a comment here. If you are a small business owner, what policies do you support? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Guests:

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11:48pm

Sun August 26, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Who are the independents?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have an open lines to independents. According to a Gallup poll, more Americans identify as Democrats than as Republicans, 31 percent to 27 percent.  Last year, the percentage of Americans identifying as political independents increased to 40 percent. Do you identify as an independent? What issues are important to you? Are you voting? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org? Where do independents fit within the two-party political system? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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4:33pm

Wed August 22, 2012
Politics

Could this be our last election?

Clarence, a butler, (l, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro) supports the vision of his investment banker boss, Gideon Bloodgood (r, Ed Holmes) in For the Greater Good, or The Last Election.
Fletcher Oakes

Big money is a big issue in this election. Since the U.S. Supreme Court made its decision in the Citizens United case, an unlimited amount of corporate money is flowing into the so-called “Super PACs” that support political candidates.

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