On the July 28, 2015 edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the historic deal with the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany.

Pak Han

In 1963, Duke Ellington made a famous tour and on that stop was Iran. He played jazz clubs in Tehran and Isfahan, and later produced his album Isfahan Blues.

At that same time, Vida Ghahremani, was living in Tehran.  She was a film star there, and decided to open the country's first dance club. Jazz was big in Iran then. Vida Ghahremani is now in California. Her daughter Torange Yaghiazarian is a playwright and Founding Artistic Director of Golden Thread Theatre in San Francisco.

Your Call Weekly Kudos: April 3rd, 2015

Apr 3, 2015


Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

Joining us this week:


Chris Toensing, editor of the Middle East Report and Information Project

David Sirota, senior investigations editor with the International Business Times

On the March 3, 2015 edition of Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the United States’ $3 trillion dollar pension system. Cities and states are investing a larger portion of their worker pensions in high-risk Wall Street investments. We’ll also discuss the nuclear deal with Iran. We’ll be joined by International Business Times’ David Sirota, and MERIP’s Chris Toensing. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with me Rose Aguilar, and you.


Your Call:Netanyahu's speech to Congress

Mar 6, 2015

  On the March 6th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and his attacks on president Obama over Iran/US nuclear talks. What forces are influencing US/Iran relations? And how serious are diplomatic tensions between Washington and Tel Aviv?  We’ll be joined by the Nation’s Eli Clifton, the Guardian’s Chris McCreal and Bloomberg’s Golnar Motevalli. What grabbed your attention this week? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Shane Bauer


Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

May 31, 2013

Surprisingly, ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Sheds Some Light

Mar 14, 2012

If you missed the premiere of Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset” on Monday, you’re not alone. I did, as did another colleague who was planning to watch. Perhaps ethnic reality TV has become less of a must-see. Not that most of these shows have been must-sees in the first place, though some have tried harder than others.

On today's Your Call, we’ll have conversation about the recent rounds of sanctions on Iran. In response, Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz through which 20 percent of global oil supplies pass. How are the sanctions impacting Iran’s economy? Join us at 10 or email How alarming is the standoff between Iran and the West? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Kaveh Ehsani, assistant Professor of International Studies at DePaul University