Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Your Call 010709 How is technology changing our brains?

How are television, the Internet, email, iPhones and video games changing our brains? On the next Your Call we'll talk with Dr. Gary Small, director of the Memory and Aging Research Center at UCLA. Many of us have gotten used to ubiquitous digital technology at work and home, but young people today have never been away from it. They average 8 and half hours a day online, working, playing and communicating and it is changing the way their brains work. How can we protect ourselves and our children from the dangers of too much tech? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest: Gary Small in Los Angeles
Director of the Memory & Aging Research Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior and the Center on Aging at UCLA. He is the author of many articles and books. His latest book is iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind.

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Your Call 010609 How are Israelis responding to the bloodshed in Gaza?

How are progressive Israelis holding their government accountable for the air strikes and ground invasion in Gaza? On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the response to the siege of Gaza. With Israeli troops now on the ground and more than 550 Palestinians dead, where is Israel's peace movement? And what role do progressives here in the U.S. have in changing the conversation in Israel and in changing policy within the incoming Obama administration? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar.

Guests: Miko Peled, Israeli peace activist living in the U.S.

Gideon Levy, Ha'aretz reporter

Neve Gordon, chair of the Department of Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, and author of the book, Israel's Occupation.

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