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Monday, February 19, 2007

This Week's Radio Show

Your Call airs from 10:00-11:00 am PST on 91.7 FM in San Francisco

Monday: A conversation with Chris Abani, author of "The Virgin of Flames"
At the ripe age of 16, Nigerian born Chris Abani penned his first book, a political thriller about Neo-Nazis taking over Nigeria. When a coup threatened to topple the country two years later, the Nigerian government threw Abani in jail. On his third trip to jail, he was given a death sentence, tortured, and held in solitary confinement. He now lives in Los Angeles.

Tuesday - Bush's Budget: Who wins? Who loses?
Bush's $2.9 trillion budget includes $647 BILLION for the military. Proposed U.S. military spending is larger than military spending by all of the other nations in the world combined. The budget also calls for the elimination or sharp reduction of 141 programs, including the preventative care block grant, which helps states provide health care to low-income people, and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, a federal program that provides a monthly box of food to poor seniors, pregnant women, infants, and children.
Guests: Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, Robert Borosage, co-director, Campaign for America's Future, a group that's working to revitalize a progressive agenda, and Marguerite Nowak, education and advocacy coordinator with the SF Food Bank.

Wednesday - A conversation about the upcoming documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes - it airs on Tuesday night on PBS
"Get an in-depth look at machismo in rap music and hip-hop culture—where creative genius, poetic beauty and mad beats collide with misogyny, violence and homophobia."
Guests: Byron Hurt, the filmmaker, Jeff Chang, author of "Can't Stop Won't Stop," and a woman !

Thursday: A Katrina update. What's happening in New Orleans?

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


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