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Monday, February 12, 2007

This Week's Radio Show

Here's what's on this week's radio show. Your Call airs from 10:00-11:00 am on 91.7 FM. You can also listen to live and archived shows online.

Monday: Should California move its presidential primary to February 5? We'll have a debate with two progressives: Rick Jacobs, founder of the Courage Campaign, and Paul Hogarth, managing editor of BeyondChron.org
If we move the primary, it will cost taxpayers $80 million. Those in favor of the move say it’ll make California a significant player in the selection of the presidential nominees and force candidates to address issues we care about. Those opposed say it’ll virtually guarantee that the well-funded, well established candidate will win and it’ll cause lower voter turnout in the June election. A week's worth of TV ads will cost candidates $5 million.

Tuesday - A conversation with Amy Stewart, author of "Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers"
FACTS: We consume an average of 10 million cut flowers per day in the United States. That amounts to 4 billion stems for a grand total of $6.2 billion dollars per year. The majority of those flowers are grown in South Amerian factories where workers make $5 a day and inhale toxic chemicals.

Wednesday - A conversation with Ralph Nader - he's out with a new memoir and a documentary about his life debuts in Bay Area theaters next month - it's really good - Many things we take for granted including seat belts, airbags, product labeling, no nukes, even the free ticket you get after being bumped from an overbooked flight are largely due to the efforts of Ralph Nader and his citizen groups.
Watch the trailer here.

Thursday: A conversation with Iraqis (the people who are missing from the "debate" our government is currently having) - What is everyday life like? Do they have electricity and clean water? What do they think of Bush's plan to increase troops? What are their solutions?

Friday - How did the media cover the week's news?


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