Rose Aguilar

Host, Your Call

Rose Aguilar began hosting Your Call full-time in 2006. She joined the show as a guest on the Friday Media Roundtable back in 2001 when she published a newsletter about women's issues. 

In 2005, Rose took a six-month road trip through the so-called "red states" to find out why people vote the way they do (or not) and what issues they care about. She wrote a book about her experience called Red Highways: A Journey into the Heartland.

In addition to hosting Your Call, Rose provides a weekly commentary about undercovered activism for KPFK's Uprising, and writes about politics and social issues for Truthout and Al Jazeera English

Before joining KALW, Rose was a reporter and weekend host for CNET Radio where she covered technology's impact on society.  She got her start in the media in college, where she ran the TV and radio news departments and was the DJ of a heavy metal show.

Rose's interests include hiking, camping, vegan living, animal rights issues, live music, and spending as much time underwater as possible.

6:53pm

Thu May 9, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Web Exclusive: Homeless moms march on San Francisco's City Hall

Homeless mothers rallying at City Hall today

Earlier today, about 50 homeless mothers and children gathered on the steps of San Francisco City Hall calling on city supervisors to support initiatives that would help them. KALW’s Rose Aguilar was there and spoke with 63-year old Joyce Dawson.  

JOYCE DAWSON: In the last eight to nine months, I’ve been waitlisted, and waitlisted, and waitlisted and I cannot find anything. Yet the apartments that I’m trying to get into are sitting there empty.

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6:07am

Tue December 20, 2011
Economy Wall Street

Today on Your Call: What's in store for the economy?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Nomi Prins, author of Black Tuesday, a historical novel set during the 1929 stock market crash. How do lessons from the Depression era help us understand today's economic crisis? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Unemployment is high, the social safety net is shrinking, and half of Americans are poor or scraping by. Where is US economy heading in 2012? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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6:45am

Fri December 16, 2011
Media Coverage

Today on Your Call: Where did you see the best media coverage this week?

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the payroll tax extension, and the renewal of unemployment benefits, which both expire at the end of the month. We’ll also discuss coverage of the eurozone crisis. We’ll be joined by The Huffington Post’s Arthur Delany, ProPublica's Dafna Linzer, and the Globe and Mail’s Eric Reguly joins us from Rome. Join us  at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week?

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6:39am

Thu December 15, 2011
Occupy 2012

Today on Your Call: What should we occupy in 2012?

Jeff Chiu AP

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about how the Occupy movement can continue to be effective.  On Monday, several west coast Occupiers shut down their ports, while other movements attempted to halt operations at Walmart headquarters.  What do you think the targets should be? And what are the most effective methods? Are there ways the movement can be more inclusive?  Join us at 10 or email us at feedback@yourcallradio.org. What should Occupy 2012 look like? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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