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Today on Your Call: What would you change about corporate taxes?


 On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the corporate tax system and President Obama’s plan to overhaul it. How much do corporations pay in taxes? From 2008-2011, 30 major corporations paid no taxes, according to Citizens for Tax Justice. How much should they pay? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What is the economic impact of corporate taxation? What changes would you like to see? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Seth Hanlon, director of fiscal reform at the Center for American Progress

David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Reuters columnist, author of the forthcoming, The Fine Print: How Big Companies Abuse 'Plain English' and Other Tricks to Rob You Blind

Web Resources:

Seth Hanlon: Obama’s Corporate Tax Plan Points the Way to Reform

David Cay Johnston, Reuters: Obama’s hamburger problem

Pat Garofalo, Think Progress: 30 Major Corporations Paid No Income Taxes In The Last Three Years, While Making $160 Billion

Citizens for Tax Justice: Corporate Taxpayers and Corporate Tax Dodgers, 2008-2010

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.