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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

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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

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Your Call 032014 What are the stories of migrant farmworkers?

On today's Your Call, we’llspeak with Seth Holmes, author of Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States. Holmes spent time “living in labor camps, picking fruit and pruning plants on farms, migrating and crossing the US-Mexico desert border with undocumented Mexican migrant farmworkers.” He chronicles the physical and emotional tolls they face making this trek and laboring in the fields. How do we connect the dots between fruits and vegetables we rely on and the people who suffer to pick them? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.

 Guests:

Seth Holmes, cultural and medical anthropologist and physician and author of "Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States"

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Your Call 031914 How far should the First Amendment go for corporations?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the debate over corporations’ rights to free speech and freedom of religion. Several companies have objected to the Affordable Care Act mandate to provide employees with coverage for contraception and abortion services. The Supreme Court will hear their case this month. So what First Amendment rights do corporations have? How have they expanded? And is there a progressive case for corporations – which include labor unions and non-profits – having First Amendment protections? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Holly Kernan and You.

Guests:

Tejinder Singh, an attorney with Goldstein & Russell and a contributor to SCOTUS blog

Jesse Choper, the Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at UC Berkeley

Dahlia Lithwick, a senior editor for Slate where she covers the Supreme Court

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Your Call 031814 How are corporations setting the agenda for public health?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Nicholas Freudenberg about his new book, "LETHAL BUT LEGAL: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health." He argues that decisions made by six industries — food, tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceutical, gun, and auto — have a greater impact on today's health than the decisions made by scientists and policymakers. How can we restore the balance between corporations and government and profit and public health? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Nicholas Freudenberg, distinguished professor of Public Health at City University of New York and Hunter College

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Your Call 031714 What is happening on the front lines of the abortion fight?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the most recent round of abortion clinic closures around the country. This month, the closure of two clinics in Texas will force women to travel hundreds of miles to the nearest facility. And in Kalispell, Montana, one of four clinics was forced to close after it was vandalized. What is in store for the future of the reproductive rights? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

Guests:

 

Lenzi Sheible, founder of Fund Texas Women

 

Jodi Jacobson, editor in chief, RH Reality Check

 

Susan Cahill, physician assistant, and the owner of All Families Healthcare in in Kalispell, Montana

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Your Call 031414 Protests in Turkey and the CIA's torture program

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of Senator Dianne Feinstein accusing the CIA of spying on a Senate panel. How are the media linking the latest revelations to the NSA’s mass surveillance program? We’ll also discuss the renewed protests in Turkey. We’ll be joined by McClatchy’s Mark Seibel, investigative journalist and author Mark Danner and the Times of London’s Turkey correspondent Alex Christie-Miller. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

 

Guests:

 

Mark Danner, writer who has covered politics and foreign affairs for three decades and the author Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War

 

Alexander Christie-Miller, Turkey-based freelance journalist who writes for the Times of London, Eurasianet and the Southeast European Times.

 

Mark Seibel, chief of correspondents and foreign editor at the McClatchy Newspapers

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