Thursday, November 6, 2008

Your Call 110708 Friday Media Roundtable

On the next Your Call it's our Friday media roundtable where we examine the week that was in American media. Barack Obama had a convincing victory at the polls Tuesday night. How is the story of that vote recounted, developed, spun and manipulated through the national media? As the country chews over the realignment, who gets a seat at the table of that conversation and who is being left out? It's Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Guests: Mark Danner in Florida
A contributing writer for the New York Review of Books

Betsy Reed in New York
Managing Editor of the Nation.

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Your Call 110608 Physics for Future Presidents

Can we make smart decisions about renewable energy, global warming, terrorism or sustainable agriculture without understanding the science that drives them? On the next Your Call we speak with Richard Muller, Berkeley professor of Physics and the Macarthur Genius award winning author of Physics for Future Presidents. Muller teaches 1,000 undergrads a course of the same name, exploring scientific concepts underlying political questions. Now it's our turn. Can we build a better democracy through chemistry and physics and math? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests: Richard Muller in Berkeley
Professor in the Department of Physics at UC Berkeley, and Faculty Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics. Author of Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines.

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