Politics

1:38pm

Fri June 1, 2012
Politics

Will Durst: The Potemkin candidate

Permanently capitalizing the “P” in Presumptive Nominee, the Texas primary shoved Mitt Romney right over the delegate precipice. And now with the nomination locked up tighter than a rusted pickle jar 20,000 leagues beneath the sea, the campaign has taken a sudden turn towards the nebulous. Candidates don’t make mistakes in the murky bog of summer. Even when they do, the atmosphere is too hazy to notice.

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8:32am

Fri June 1, 2012
Politics

Today On Your Call: A conversation with BBC's Paul Mason

On the next Your Call, It’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we'll bring back a conversation Rose Aguilar had with Paul Mason, BBC Newsnight economics editor and the author of "Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions." Mason believes that from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park, advanced forms of communication have created a new relationship between the media and millions of people who are standing up for economic justice and freedom. It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Paul Mason, BBC Newsnight economics

2:39pm

Thu May 31, 2012
Politics

Why voters might trash Prop A

Photo courtesy of Flickr user KayVee.INC

On June 5th, San Franciscans will be voting on many things, one of which has to do with their trash.

Since the 1930s, the company Recology has been taking care of The City’s trash and recycling, with no competition. This year, proponents of Proposition A want to change that by opening up the city's trash collection and processing services to a competitive bidding process. Other companies – even out of state ones – would have the chance to bid for the job.

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1:24am

Thu May 31, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: What do we need to know about Tuesday’s election in California?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the two statewide ballot measures to increase the taxes on cigarettes and to change term limits for state legislators. Voters will also vote on the 2012 presidential contest, and local and statewide races.  What’s at stake? What questions do you have?  Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. It’s Your Call, with Matt Martin and you.

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Kim Alexander, President & Founder of California Voter Foundation

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9:15am

Wed May 30, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: What are San Francisco values -- and where did they come from?

On today’s Your Call, Holly Kernan talks with David Talbot, founder of Salon.com, and author of the new book Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love.  Talbot chronicles the turbulent times from 1967 to 1982 in Northern California and how some of the hippies, outcast and healers of the 60s became the bombers and murderers of the 70s.  What’s the continuing impact of those times on Northern California?  And what are San Francisco values today? 

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