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12:00am

Fri November 28, 2014
Politics

Your Call: James Risen vs. The National Security State

On the November 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning investigative New York Times reporter James Risen about his new book “Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War.” He argues that the US has become accustomed to a permanent state of war and President Obama’s greatest achievement has been to make the national security state permanent. So what does it mean to live a national security state? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:30am

Fri September 26, 2014
Politics

Your Call: UN General Assembly, climate change & ISIS

Tomahawk Missile fired from United States Warship in war against ISIL/ISIS

On the September 26th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we discuss coverage of the People's Climate March and the UN Climate Summit in New York. We will also talk about the United States’ widening military intervention in Iraq and Syria. We’ll be joined by the Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg and McClatchy’s Jonathan Landay -- and the Financial Times’ Borzou Daragahi joins us from Baghdad. Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Matt Martin.

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Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent of the Guardian

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12:06am

Fri September 19, 2014
Politics

Your Call: Old debts & new wars

  

On the September 19th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of President Obama’s war plan for Iraq and Syria. We will also talk about the investigation into the debt collection industry. We’ll be joined by Propublica’s Paul Kiel and the Nation’s Zoe Carpenter. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you

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Paul Kiel, covers consumer finance for ProPublica. He is the author The Great American Foreclosure Story

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12:03pm

Thu June 26, 2014
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk examines the Anatomy of a Terrorist

Since George W. Bush first declared a "war on terror," the US has been engaged in a global campaign to rid the world of terrorists. But what exactly is a “terrorist,” and how do we distinguish illicit terrorist organizations from legitimate freedom fighters? Do terrorists exhibit particular psychological patterns of behavior, or are there some tactics that only terrorists use? And what is the most effective way to combat terrorism – by waging war, engaging in "de-radicalization" processes, or some other means?

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11:10am

Thu March 27, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Ethics of WMDs on Philosophy Talk

The United States recently threatened military action against Syria in response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Similar threats have been made against states suspected of trying to develop nuclear arsenals such as North Korea and Iran. Yet the U.S., the U.K., France, Russia, and China have thousands of active nuclear weapons of their own. Is there a morally significant difference between nuclear or chemical weapons and conventional weapons? Should we work toward total disarmament, or do we need these weapons as a deterrent to rogue states?

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