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Tuesday 3/19 What is the economic impact of a war?  What are the true costs of the US-led invasion of Iraq? On the next Your Call, we’ll mark the 10-year anniversary by talking about the costs of war. According to new research from the Watson Institute for International Studies, with future health and disability benefits for veterans and interest accrued, the real cost of the war could add up to $6 trillion dollars over the next four decades. How was this war funded and where’s the conversation about these astronomical costs?

Wednesday 3/20  How do we interrupt the cycle of violence on urban streets?  A couple weeks ago, we spoke to David Kennedy, author of Don't Shoot, about the Ceasefire model of violence prevention.  This week, we'll talk to Alex Kotlowitz, producer of the documentary film, The Interrupters, about how the Ceasefire program works in Chicago.  And Ameena Matthews, who leads that program in her community.  How much can be accomplished through violence interruption?  Have you been part of any intervention?  Is it enough? 

Thursday 3/21 How could bike-sharing improve your city?  In August, San Francisco, San Jose, and other cities in the Peninsula will be able to borrow and return bicycles at kiosks in different locations to improve their commute.  This is through a pilot project of The Bay Area Air Quality Management District.  Bikesharing is a popular program in other cities across the country and globe.  How will it work here in the Bay Area?  Would you participate in bikesharing?  

Friday 3/22 Media Roundtable 

Monday 3/25  How can the history of the environmental movement help us understand where we are today?  The documentary film, A Fierce Green Fire, just came out in local theaters.  “A FIERCE GREEN FIRE is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace saving the whales to Chico Mendes and the rubbertappers saving the Amazon; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization, the film tells vivid stories about people fighting – and succeeding – against enormous odds."  What is your story of environmentalism from the last few decades? How do you make sense of where we are today?