Monday, August 11, 2008

Your Call 081208 Doha round of world trade talks

What happened to the Doha round of world trade talks? On the next Your Call, we'll discuss the WTO talks in Geneva and get an update on the movement opposing free trade and globalization. Last month, negotiations broke down after nine days. So what happened? What role did the U.S. play? Who is benefiting from these trades polices? And nine years after 500,000 people took to the streets of Seattle, how strong is the anti-globalization movement? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Victor Menotti, Program Director with International Forum on Globalization

Deborah James, the Director of International Programs of Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington.

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Your Call 081108 Summer Reading Picks

What are your summer reading picks? On the next Your Call, we will have a conversation about books and why it has become so difficult to get Americans reading more literature. According to National Endowment survey, fewer than half of Americans are reading literature and Americans between the ages 15 to 24 spend almost two hours a day watching TV, and only seven minutes reading. How much time do you spend reading books? And what are you reading now? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Doris Moskowitz, owner of Moe's Books in Berkeley.

Kevin Ryan, owner of Green Apple Books

David Kipen, National Endowment for the Arts' director of Literature, National Reading Initiatives, and program director of The Big Read

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