This week on Your Call Radio
Here's what's coming up on Your Call, a live call-in radio show. Listen from 11 am - noon PST on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco or online. You can also podcast the show.
*Monday - Clorox recently bought Burt's Bees. Colgate now owns most of Tom's of Maine. L'Oreal owns the body Shop. When environmentally-friendly companies get bought up by corporate giants, will you still buy their products?
Guests: Dara O'Rourke, associate professor of labor and environmental policy at UC Berkeley -- he's working on a database designed to inform consumers about the environmental, health, and social impacts of the everyday products they use
Gary Hirschberg, president of Stonyfield Farms - French food conglomerate Danone now owns 80% of Stonyfield Farms
*Tuesday - A conversation about the new documentary THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN
Midwives attend over 70 percent of births in Europe and Japan. In the U.S., they attend less than eight percent. Cesarean-delivery rates are now at an all time high in the U.S, standing at 1.2 million, or 29.1 percent of live births. That's a 40 percent increase in the past 10 years. Is it time to rethink the way we give birth?
Guests: Teresa McLean, a doula who is studying to be a midwife - she's attended births in hospitals for over 25 years
Maria Iorillo, a licensed midwife for 22 years
*Wednesday - Why do so many immigrants in the Bay Area choose to live in cities within cities -- such as Chinatown, Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, and Fremont’s enclaves of Southeast Asians and Afghans? And how do people in these neighborhoods interact with the broader community?
*Thursday - A conversation with Sudhir Venkatesh, author of Gang Leader for a Day
First introduced in Freakonomics, here is the full story of Sudhir Venkatesh, the sociology grad student who infiltrated one of Chicago's most notorious gangs
*Friday - How did the media cover the week's news?