Health, Science, Environment

11:47pm

Thu May 7, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: Mapping the drought: From Brazil to California

A resident looks out of her apartment in a building painted with a drought-related mural, painted by Brazilian artist Mundano, depicting a man getting water from a cactus plant, in Sao Paulo November 25, 2014.
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One the May 8th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of California’s drought. Governor Brown’s mandatory water conservation plans have attracted national attention. How are the media reporting on California’s water crisis and water policies? We’ll also talk about the historic drought in Brazil. We’ll be joined by freelance journalist Matt Weiser, San Jose Mercury’s Lisa Krieger and independent journalist Mauricio Savarese joins us from São Paulo, Brazil. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:00am

Thu May 7, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: Who's left out of California's new groundwater law?

  

When California’s new groundwater law was written, who had a seat at the table and who was left out? On the May 7th edition of Your Call, we continue our weeklong series on California’s water crisis by talking about the state’s first-ever rules for pumping groundwater. The new law requires different groups and interests to work together to figure out how to preserve the state’s depleted groundwater. They include water agencies, agriculture, rural residents, and tribal governments. Who has a voice and who doesn’t? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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12:00am

Wed May 6, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: Why are bottled water companies allowed to take water from drought-ridden California?

  

On the May 6th edition of Your Call, we continue our weeklong series on California’s water crisis by talking about the $110 billion bottled water industry. Arrowhead, Crystal Geyser, Dasani, and others sell water from California. Americans bought 50 billion plastic water bottles last year. Nearly two-thirds of those bottles are not recycled. Why do so many Americans buy bottled water? And what do you want to know about this multi-billion dollar industry? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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6:24pm

Tue May 5, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

Talking aging with Dr. Louise Aronson

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We're all getting older, so what are some ways we can embrace it better? When women hit major markers with aging, like menopause, Dr. Louise Aronson, a geriatrician and professor at UCSF, says that there is no reason to get so down about it.

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5:41pm

Tue May 5, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

The Spiritual Edge: Breathing your way to better blood pressure

Scientists David Anderson and Margaret Chesney are married and collaborators on a clinical study that is looking at the impacts of breathing on high blood pressure.

Hypertension. Sixty-seven million Americans have been diagnosed with the condition, more commonly known as high blood pressure.

Before they hit age 50, hypertension is less common in women than in men. The female hormone estrogen likely serves as a kind of protection. But after 50, women’s rates of hypertension go up. That increases the risk of heart disease. And heart disease kills more women than anything else.

That’s how it went for Susan Evans. Her blood pressure changed with age.

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