Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation with Josh Fox, writer and director of the documentary, Gasland, about the spread of "fracking," or hydraulic fracturing, across the United States. The process, which uses water, pressure, and chemicals to extract natural gas from the ground, is exempt from environmental regulation. What concerns do you have? Join us live at 10 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. What effects is "fracking" having on our health and environment? On the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Josh Fox, writer and director of Gasland
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation with two economists about the economic situation in the United States. President Obama has outlined his job plan. He is also proposing to raise taxes on millionaires as part of his deficit reduction proposal. What needs to be done to create more jobs? Join us live at 10 or send us an email to email@example.com. What concerns you the most about the U.S. economy and its future? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Jeff Madrick, an economist and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books
Sylvia Allegretto, a labor economist and deputy chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley
Click to Listen: <a href="http://a4.g.akamai.net/7/4/27043/v0001/kalw.download.akamai.com/27043/YourCall/092011yc.mp3">What is the future of the U.S. economy?</a>
Monday, September 19, 2011
On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation with Harry Shearer, humorist, actor, radio host, and creator of the new documentary, <em>The Big Uneasy</em>. Shearer interviews New Orleans residents, investigators of Hurricane Katrina--concluding that much of the storm's death and destruction was preventable. What do you want to know that the mainstream media wasn't reporting? Join us live at 10 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. How could new information keep other cities safe from the same fate? On the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Harry Shearer is a comic personality, author, director, satirist, musician, journalist, radio host, playwright, multimedia artist, and record label owner. He is the voice to a variety of characters on The Simpsons. He hosts the weekly radio program, Le Show (which airs on KALW Sundays at noon). And he is director of the recent documentary, The Big Uneasy, about Hurricane Katrina.
Click to Listen: <a href="http://a4.g.akamai.net/7/4/27043/v0001/kalw.download.akamai.com/27043/YourCall/091911yc.mp3">How could the devastation of Hurricane Katrina have been prevented?</a>
Friday, September 16, 2011
On the next Your Call, it's our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of the latest Census Bureau data showing that the US poverty rate rose to 15.1% in 2010, the highest rate in 50 years. One in six Americans is now living in poverty. Who is covering the poor? We'll also talk about the Taliban attacks in Afghanistan. We'll be joined by the Sacramento Bee's Phillip Reese, the Huffington Post's Arthur Delaney, and independent journalist Anna Badkhen joins us from Kabul, Afghanistan. Join us at 10 or email email@example.com. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Phillip Reese, staff reporter with The Sacramento Bee
Arthur Delaney, an economic reporter for the Huffington Post
Anna Badkhen, an independent journalist and the author of Peace Meals and Waiting for the Taliban.
Click to Listen: Media Roundtable
Thursday, September 15, 2011
How are genetically engineered crops affecting agriculture and the food supply? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how they are changing the landscape of food and farming. An estimated 70 percent of processed foods contain genetically engineered ingredients. And more than 270,000 organic farmers filed a lawsuit against Monsanto this year for the right to keep a portion of the world food supply organic. So what do we need to know about how GMOs are affecting farmers and consumers? Join us at 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
Eric Holt-Gimenez, executive director of Food First and author of Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice
Ignacio Chapela, associate professor of microbial ecology at UC Berkeley
Mike Ludwig, Truthout reporter who covers the biotech industry
Jim Gerritsen, organic seed farmer in northern Maine and one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Monsanto
Click to Listen: How are genetically engineered crops affecting food?
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement talks with trade ministers from eight countries, including Vietnam and Malaysia. Manufacturing groups, unions and environmentalists are holding rallies to oppose the deal. If they go through, they'll be the largest trade deals ever signed. How are trade deals affecting job growth in the US? Join us at 10 or email email@example.com. And how are overseas workers impacted? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Tim Robertson, director of the California Fair Trade Coalition
Charles Kernaghen, director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights
Scott Paul, the founding executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing
Click to Listen: What's in the Pacific trade deals being negotiated?
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about offshore oil drilling in the Arctic. With 30 per cent of the world's undiscovered natural-gas reserves and 10 per cent of all oil reserves, oil companies are now lobbying governments to expand drilling in Arctic waters. How will the Arctic's fragile ecosystem be affected by oil drilling and a possible spill? Join us at 10 or email Feedback@Yourcallradio.org. Who makes the drilling decisions? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Ben Ayliffe, an Arctic campaigner for Greenpeace
Richard Steiner, marine conservationist and an oil spill expert
Peter Wadhams, professor of ocean physics at the University of Cambridge, and an Arctic expert
Click to Listen: What's happening to the Arctic?
Monday, September 12, 2011
On the next Your Call, we'll talk about the impact 9/11 has had on our identities and our understanding of the world. From war and heightened security to wire-tapping and Islamophobia, how have the events and reactions of the last ten years shaped us and what's in store for the future? Join us at 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. How did 9/11 affect how you see the world and your place in it? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
Sandip Roy, journalist based in Kolkata, India. Sandip is on leave as an editor with New America Media and co-host of Your Call. He is currently the Culture Editor for FirstPost.com.
Basma AlKhateeb, women's rights activist in Iraq
Jamilah King, news editor for Colorlines magazine
Elliott Woods, independent writer and photographer; Iraq veteran
Click to Listen: How did 9/11 change your worldview?
Friday, September 9, 2011
On the next Your Call, it's our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we'll discuss media coverage of the 10th anniverary of 9/11. How has reporting changed in the past decade in the US and abroad? We'll also discuss coverage of President Obama's jobs speech and unemployment. We'll be joined by the Sydney Morning Herald's Paul McGeough, McClatchy's Kevin Hall and independent journalist Aunohita Mojumdar join us from Kabul. Join us at 10 or email email@example.com. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Kevin Hall, the national economics reporter for McClatchy Newspapers
Paul McGeough, chief foreign correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald
Aunohita Mojumdar, an independent journalist based in Kabul
Click to Listen: Media Roundtable
Thursday, September 8, 2011
On the next Your Call, we'll be broadcasting live from the Mission Campus of the City College of San Francisco. Community colleges have long offered affordable and accessible education to people of all ages and walks of life. But budget cuts have resulted in potential students being turned away and a loss of services. What do we lose as community colleges scale back? Join us at 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. What is your community college story? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
Dora Palacios, student in community health program at the Ocean Campus of CCSF
Juan Rodolfo Cendejas, student in business and graphics at Mission Campus of CCSF and president of the Associated Student Council
Lulu Orozco, student in journalism program at Ocean Campus of CCSF
Jessie Ryan, associate director with the Campaign for College Opportunity in Sacramento
Click to Listen: What is the value of community colleges?
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the questions that remain seven years after the 9/11 Commission delivered its report. What were their conclusions? And what is still missing? Join us at 10 or email email@example.com. A wide range of people are calling for an independent investigation. Ten years after the attacks, is this warranted? And what would it reveal? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Ann Wright, Retired Col. and a diplomat in the State Department for 15 years, serving in the U.S. embassies of Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Grenada and Nicaragua. She resigned in 2003 in protest of the then-impending invasion of Iraq. In 2009, she co-authored Dissent, Voices of Conscience.
Anthony Summers, an investigative journalist and author
Paul Thompson, a 9/11 researcher and co-author of The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute: A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11 and America's Response
Click to Listen: Can we talk about what actually happened on 9/11?
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
As we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11, we'll have a conversation about Islamophobia in the U.S. Recently the Center for American Progress released the report Fear Inc., the Roots of Islamophobia Network. It details how 7 foundations have contributed around 49 million dollars to anti-Muslim Islamophobic movement. Who are these foundations? Join us live at 10 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Alia Malek, an author and a civil rights lawyer. Her reportage has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Salon, The Christian Science Monitor, The Columbia Journalism Review, and Washington Post.
Faiz Shakir, Vice President at the Center for American Progress and serves as Editor-in-Chief of ThinkProgress.org.
Click to Listen: How has Islamophobia changed since Sept. 11, 2001?
Monday, September 5, 2011
What is the working class people's history of California? On the next Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Lawrence Shoup, author of Rulers & Rebels: A People's History of Early California, 1769-1901. What is the history of California's Indians, the working poor, unions, and immigrants? He tells stories of chilling brutality and tales of solidarity and determination. What are the differences and similarities to what we're facing today? What lessons can we learn from our history? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Lawrence Shoup, historian and author of Rulers & Rebels
Click to Listen: What is the working class people's history of California?
Friday, September 2, 2011
On the next Your Call, it's our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, we'll discuss coverage of Dick Cheney's memoir. What questions should reporters be asking? We'll also consider the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing protests in Chile. We'll be joined by The Nation's John Nichols, Loop21's Brentin Mock and independent journalist Caroline Lewis joins us from Santiago de Chile. Tune in live at 10 or send us an email to email@example.com. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It's Your Call, with Malihe Razazan and you.
Caroline Lewis, a Fulbright scholar living in Santiago and researching the formation of news chains among community media outlets in Chile. She has reported on social movements for independent media outlets in both Spanish and English.
John Nichols, The Nation's Washington correspondent
Brentin Mock, senior editor at Loop21.com, a leading African-American website for economic and political news and culture
Click to Listen: Media Roundtable
Thursday, September 1, 2011
On Thursday's Your Call, we'll take a look at the public infrastructure projects that we depend on. How is public money being allocated and who is making these decisions? What are we still good at making locally? This past Sunday the final sections of the Bay Bridge were delivered from Shanghai. The bridge builders estimate they saved $400 million by outsourcing to a Chinese company. But at what point is that extra burden to taxpayers worth the trade to stimulate local economy? Has local hiring on these major projects become inefficient? Do public works projects no longer stimulate local economies? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
Corey Marshall, Good Government Policy Director from SPUR (San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association)
Dr. Gray Brechin, Historical Geographer and Author
Click to Listen: Do public works projects stimulate local economies?