Thursday, March 13, 2008

Your Call 031408 Media Roundtable

On the next Your Call, it's our Friday Media Roundtable where we discuss how the news of the week was covered. With every lead story focusing on New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's sex life, what stories are we missing? This week, Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News joins us as the national media prepares to cover the Pennsylvania primary. Donna Ladd, editor of Mississippi's only alternative, The Jackson Free Press, just watched the media fly in and fly out and she wasn't impressed. Where did you see solid reporting this week? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Donna Ladd in Jackson, Mississippi
Donna is one of the founders and the editor of the Jackson Free Press, the sole alternative weekly in Mississippi. She used to write for the Village Voice and also helped start the Colorado Springs Independent.

Will Bunch in Philadelphia
Will is the Pulitzer Prize winning senior writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, its former political writer and the author of Daily News' blog, Attytood.

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Your Call 031308 The Commons Series; Seeds

How do we care for the things we share? On the next Your Call, we continue our series on the global commons. This week we’ll discuss the nuts, grains and seeds that form the nutritional basis of human civilization. Our seed stock is at risk because of a growing imbalance between private and public imperatives. Last week, Norwegian scientists built a seed vault deep within an Arctic mountain. Is this enough to guarantee that the food we eat today will be available in the future? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Brewster Kneen in Ottawa, Canada
Is the publisher of the Ram’s Horn, a monthly journal of food systems analysis. He is a farmer, scholar and the founder of The Forum on Privatization and the Public Domain.  

Claire Hope Cummings in Santa Rosa
Author of Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds.

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