Health, Science, Environment

4:57pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

NAFTA's environmental impact on Tijuana 20 years later

The government confined, sealed off and buried the contamination deep underground, then put basketball courts on top because more intense construction on the site would risk digging up toxic materials.
Adrian Florido

When the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed 20 years ago, one of the big concerns was how the treaty would impact the environment.

After NAFTA was signed, eastern Tijuana experienced a building frenzy. One industrial park after another sprung up to accommodate the hundreds of American factories that came here in search of cheap labor.

Magdalena Cerda is an environmental activist, and she’s brought me to the edge of one of those sprawling complexes, to some barren, empty concrete basketball courts.

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12:00am

Wed October 24, 2012
The Waiting Room

Today on Your Call: What does the reality of our public hospitals tell us about our society?


On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with Peter Nicks, maker of the new film, “The Waiting Room,” about a day in the life Oakland’s Highland Hospital.  Mitt Romney has said the ER will provide health care for those without insurance.  But what’s the reality of the public ER?  If you’ve spent time at Highland or any other public hospital, what was your experience?  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


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2:43pm

Mon October 22, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Turnstyle News: The making of an empty San Francisco

A new, eerily gorgeous empty city video features a San Francisco without cars, pets, or people.

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12:00am

Mon October 22, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: What can we learn from next generation of young environmental activists?

On today’s Your Call, we'll have a conversation with three winners of this year's David Brower Youth Awards, which honors young people for their achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. Do you know a young person who's inspired you to do more to protect the environment?  Join us live at 11 or email us at feedback@yourcallradio.org. What environmental issues concern young people today? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


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4:57pm

Thu October 18, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

A plan to drain Hetch Hetchy would drain city coffers, opponents say

Flickr user nicmcc

San Francisco Proposition F asks the city to consider draining the Hetch Hetchy reservoir, a source of 80 percent of San Francisco's water. KALW’s Ben Trefny talked with PJ Johnston, the spokesman for the No on Proposition F campaign, and asked him why passing Proposition F would be a bad idea. 

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