Thursday, January 1, 2009

Your Call 010209 Media Roundtable

In an otherwise quiet news week, Israeli airstrikes have killed hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and made headlines worldwide. How can journalists tell this story without doing the bidding of Israel or Hamas? Consumer confidence hit an all-time low this week -- how are economic hard times hitting the not-for-profit news media? And all kinds of news media this week were filled with end-of-year rundowns and top ten lists -- was there one of them you found particularly enlightening? Or maddening? Join the conversation with Sandip Roy.

Guests: Blake Hounshell, online editor for Foreign Policy magazine.

Eric Beauchemin, reporter for Radio Netherlands.

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Your Call 010109 Commons: Who owns human cultural heritage?

Who owns the artifacts of our human cultural heritage? On the next Your Call, we replay a show from our series on the commons with a conversation on antiquities. Whether antiquities should be retuned to the countries where they were found is one of the most controversial issues in the art world today. For the past two centuries, the most powerful nations of the West have taken treasures of other countries to display in their museums. Who is the ultimate owner of the antiquities? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests: McGuire Gibson, Professor in the Oriental Institute and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at University of Chicago.

Sharon Waxman, journalist and author of Loot: The Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World.

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