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Your Call engages listeners in vital conversations about current events, politics, politics, arts, media and everyday life, with attention to the ways people can get involved and make change. And on Fridays, our popular "media roundtable" brings together journalists from the mainstream, alternative, and international press to critique the week's news media. The show is hosted by Rose Aguilar and Sandip Roy.More from Your Call »

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Your Call 032814 Egypt, NSA and the Koch Brothers' academy

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of President Obama’s proposal to end the NSA’s collection of phone data. We’ll also talk about the Koch Brothers' funding of public colleges and the mass death sentence in Egypt for more than 500 members of the Muslim Brotherhood. We’ll be joined by the Center for Public Integrity’s Dave Levinthal, the Freedom of the Press Foundation’s Trevor Timm and McClatchy’s Nancy Youssef, who'll join us from Cairo. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Matt Martin and you.

 

Guests:

 

Nancy Youssef, Middle East correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Cairo, Egypt.

 

Trevor Timm, co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation

 

Dave Levinthal, senior political reporter at The Center for Public Integrity covering money in politics

Your Call 032714 Should we regulate sugar like an addictive substance?

On today's Your Call we’ll talk about sugar – what it’s really doing to our bodies, and whether or not it should be regulated like tobacco or alcohol. The World Health Organization has proposed cutting its recommended sugar intake from 10% to 5% of total daily calories. With obesity and diabetes on the rise, is it time to regulate the sugar industry? Or would a public health awareness campaign suffice? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Holly Kernan and you.

Guests:

Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at UCSF, and Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program at UCSF

Keith-Thomas Ayoob, associate professor of Clinical, Department of Pediatrics (Child Development) at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Your Call 032514 How are domestic drones being used in the US?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the proliferation of domestic drones. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, 7,500 small drones will be in US skies by 2018. We’ll discuss the legal and privacy issues associated with domestic drones. Also, how big is the drone market in the US and who is using them? What do you want to know about domestic drones? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

George Schulz, award winning homeland security reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Parker Higgins, activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Shawn Musgrave, projects editor of MuckRock

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Your Call 032614 What can we do to save the monarch?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the plight of the monarch butterfly. Every year, monarchs migrate thousands of miles from Canada to Mexico, but their numbers are rapidly dwindling. Habitat destruction from logging in Mexico and the elimination of milkweed in the US have brought this species to a tipping point. April 14th is a Day of Action for Monarchs. How can we protect them? And why does it matter? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

Guests:

Gary Paul Nabhan, writer, food and farming activist, and creator of the Make Way for Monarchs project

Omar Vidal, General Director for World Wildlife Fund in Mexico

Allison Watson, community outreach program manager for the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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Your Call 3/21/14

Media roundtable with Martin Chulov and Thomas Frank