Monday, November 10, 2008

Your Call 111108 Who voted?

Voter turnout was a big story in Election 2008 -- so what do we know about who really turned up at the polls? On the next Your Call, we'll take a look at voting blocks, including young voters, African-Americans and Latinos and find out who played a crucial role in the presidential election. Five southern states set records for voter turnout and we saw second largest youth vote in history. So what kind of lasting impact could these new voters have on the future of politics? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests: Peter Levine, Director of Research and Director of CIRCLE, the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement at Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University

Mark Lopez, Associate Director of the Pew Hispanic Center

Brendan McGarry, Deputy News Editor at Army Times

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Your Call 111008 America's Arab and Islamic Roots

How much have Arab and Islamic traditions influenced American culture? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation with Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle staff writer and author of Al' America. According to Curiel, from its beginning, America intersected with Arab and Muslim culture, borrowing from it, admonishing it, fearing it and coexisting with it. So how do these common traditions challenge stereotypes about Arabs and Muslims? And can this shared history change hearts and minds? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest: Jonathan Curiel, author of Al' America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots.

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