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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Catholic Bishops' history, membership, and political connections. They are currently fighting a federal mandate that would have required all health insurance plans to provide free birth control. Why are Catholic Bishops dominating the birth control debate? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How does US Conference of Bishop influence policy in Washington?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On today’s Your Call, it’s Our Friday media roundtable. This week’s we’ll have a conversation about President Obama’s $3.8 billion dollar budget and the deal reached on payroll tax cuts. We’ll also discuss the brutal crack down in Bahrain. We’ll be joined by the Nation’s Greg Kaufmann, the Huffington Post’s Mike McAuliff and independent journalist Mona Kareem joins us from Kuwait. Join us at 10 or send your story of the week to feedback@yourcallradio.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On today's next Your Call we’ll talk about how and where young people are getting educated about sexual health.  Under California law sex education must be comprehensive, science-based and free of bias.  California is one of the only states that doesn’t take federal funds to teach abstinence-only.  So what do you think sex education should like in schools?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What resources are available to educators and parents?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about a nationwide campaign calling on Apple to improve working conditions in its manufacturing plants in China, where workers say they make less than $1 an hour and work up to 16 hour days. Holiday sales boosted Apple profits to $1 billion a week. How can citizens push companies like Apple to make products without exploiting workers?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What do you expect from companies whose products you buy? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Eric Klinenberg, author of "Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone." We'll also be joined by The Atlantic's Kate Bolick, whose piece about single women was one of the most widely read in 2011.  In 1950, four million American adults lived alone. Today that figure has risen to 31 million. So what explains this drastic demographic change? How has the rise in singlehood changed our society and economic landscape?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Feb 10, 2012

 

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation about the changing media landscape in Northern California. Last year, KUSF abruptly went off the air; the Progressive Green 960 became Conservative 960; KGO recently went through a major shakeup; and the nonprofit Bay Citizen announced plans to merge with the nation's oldest investigative news organization, the Center for Investigative Reporting. What do you make of these changes? And what do you want from Bay Area media outlets? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On today's Your Call we’ll talk about how schools decide what students can read in their libraries and classrooms and what happens when books are prohibited.  In Arizona, the Tucson Unified School District recently banned a long list of books in the Mexican American Studies program from their schools including Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States.  So what are the criteria for school reading?  And who should make these decisions?  And how does this affect freedom in public education?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.or

On today's Your Call we’ll talk about the escalating use of military weapons and tactics by police departments.  Reporter Radley Balko, says, “Police militarization is now an ingrained part of American culture.”  We’re seeing local police dressed in riot gear use stun grenades and rubber coated bullets on demonstrators.  How did we get here? And how is this affecting the relationship between police departments and local communities?   Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What’s an appropriate use of force?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Josh Kosman author of "Buyout of America: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy."  What are the economic effects of private equity deals? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What is the relationship between private equity firms and Washington power players? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Josh Kosman, a veteran financial reporter and the author of The Buyout of America, How Private Equity is Destroying Job and Killing the American Economy

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On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the State and Society in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and its largest oil producer. Religious violence cost 500 lives in 2011 and recently the removal of subsidies has led to political unrest. What explains the rise of religious extremism in Nigeria? Join us live at 10 or send an email to feecback@yourcallradio.org. Who is benefiting from Nigeria’s natural resources? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Feb 3, 2012

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with Rolling Stone writer Michael Hastings. In his new book, "The Operator: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan," he writes about the military’s top decision makers, their mistrust of President Obama, and the close relationship between the military and journalists. The Pentagon has 27,000 people working on public relations. Who's going beyond the spin? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the protests in Oakland, which resulted in 400 arrests. With tensions escalating between the police and the protesters, some people are questioning the direction the occupy movement is taking. So what happened during the latest Occupy Oakland demonstration? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. How is the Occupy movement responding to the recent wave of violence? And what's next? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On today's Your Call we’ll talk about education success stories.  With another round of severe budget cuts and a heated debate about education reform led by corporate funded think tanks, we’re taking a step back to talk about what’s actually working in our schools. Smaller class sizes? Textbooks that are more relevant to everyday life? More support for teachers?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What works in your local schools?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about the end of California’s redevelopment agencies.  Governor Brown’s decision to dissolve redevelopment to redirect funds to the state’s budget will go into effect February 1st.  What has redevelopment accomplished in California?  And what, if anything, will take its place? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How has your local redevelopment agency changed your city?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with David , author of “Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room.” How has the rapid proliferation of digital technology changed how we access knowledge? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How has your perception of facts and knowledge changed over the years? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On Today's Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable. With so much talk about how much Mitt Romney paid in taxes, how are the media covering our tax system? We’ll also discuss the growing debt crisis in Europe and the ongoing debt relief deal talks in Greece where the names of 4,000-tax evaders have been published. We’ll be joined by Reuters’ David Cay Johnston and the Globe and Mail’s Eric Reguly joins us from Rome. Where did you see best reporting this week? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

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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 feedback@yourcallradio.org. How alarming is the standoff between Iran and the West? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Kaveh Ehsani, assistant Professor of International Studies at DePaul University 

On the next Your Call, following the State of the Union address, we’ll have a conversation with Thomas Frank, author of “Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right. Why has the worst economy since the 1930s brought about the revival of conservatism and pushed the Democrats to the right?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How should progressives respond to right-wing populism?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act. What would these bills actually do?   The issue has been pitted as Hollywood versus Silicon Valley.  How will this affect the rest of us?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How do you think intellectual property should be protected on the internet?  And how do we balance that with free speech?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Ann Lee, author of “What the U.S. Can Learn from China: An Open-Minded Guide to Treating Our Greatest Competitor as Our Greatest Teacher.” Chinese workers are currently protesting over compensation and working conditions. How did China end up being the second largest economy in the world? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What do you make of China’s place in the world? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On This week's media roundtable. we’ll discuss coverage of taxes and ongoing budget cuts in California. We’ll also talk about coverage of President Obama saying no, for now, to the Keystone Pipe line and the mass protests in Nigeria. We’ll be joined by the Sacramento Bee’s Phillip Reese, Mother Jones’ Kate Sheppard and freelance journalist Gillian Parker joins us from Nigeria. Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the status of women’s reproductive rights 39 years after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion.  Today’s political rhetoric is becoming more vitriolic over abortion. From personhood amendments to the closure of women’s clinics, what's happening at the state level across the country?  Who’s fighting back and how?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What happened to the women’s movement of the 70s and the advances gained in women’s right to choose?   It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll air a live broadcast of Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address and then open the lines for questions and responses.  The state now faces a 9.2 billion dollar deficit.  Brown is hoping to raise more revenue through tax increases.  But that will have to be approved by voters in November.  In the meantime, where will budget cuts hit the hardest?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What do you hope for California in 2012?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you. 

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The On Today's Your Call,  we’ll have a conversation about the economic realities of white, black and brown Americans. According to the Pew Research Survey, two out of three Americans now perceive strong social conflicts over the income gap — up sharply from two years ago. Do the changing realities of our economy mean that class divides are becoming more critical than race or nationality? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Today on Your Call: Who are the UC Board of Regents?

Jan 16, 2012
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On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how the 18 member board is appointed, how it operates, and how it influences decisions at 10 UC campuses across the state. What are their responsibilities and who holds them accountable? Join us at 10 or email feedback @yourcallradio.org. Recent meetings have been disrupted by students concerned about budget cuts and tuition hikes. What do you want to know about the UC Board of Regents? On Monday’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you

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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Jan 13, 2012

This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay Prison. We’ll also talk about Hungarian journalists’ hunger strike to protest media repression. We’ll be joined by Harper’s Scott Horton, independent journalist Andy Worthington and Klubradio’s Julia Varadi joins us from Budapest, Hungary. Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Scott Horton, contributing editor at Harper's Magazine

On today's Your Call, we’ll take a look at the increasingly popular GOP candidate, Ron Paul.  Why is his message resonating with so many young people?  What’s the draw for liberals?  We’ll explore his ideology and ideas in depth.  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What do you want to know about Ron Paul?  And how does his candidacy change the game and the conversation for progressives, liberals, and conservatives alike?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the laws and economics governing the sale of marijuana and the recent federal crackdowns on farms and dispensaries.  Medical marijuana, a $14 billion industry, is a driving force in California’s economy. How should it be regulated? What do you think of the crackdowns? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What’s your experience with the marijuana industry and what’s in store for its future?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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Today's Your Call: Are you uninsured or underinsured?

Jan 10, 2012

 

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about The Affordable Care Act. What are the new coverage options? In California, the cost of health insurance is rising more rapidly than family incomes. What resources are available for those of us don’t have healthcare or don’t have much coverage?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What resources are available? And what’s in store for the future of healthcare? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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