Rose Aguilar

Host, Your Call

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001. 

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. Red Highways: A Journey into the Heartland chronicles her experience.

Rose has written for Al Jazeera English, Truthout, The Nation, and AlterNet. She's currently working on a book about older women activists and a new radio show focusing on investigative journalism. She is a member of the Native American Journalists Association and mentor-editor for The OpEd Project, an organization that works to increase the range of voices we hear in the media.

Before joining KALW, Rose published a newsletter about women's issues and was a reporter and weekend host for CNET Radio, where she covered technology's impact on society.  In college, she ran the TV and radio news departments and DJ'd a heavy metal show.

Rose's interests include hiking, camping, vegan living, animal rights, live music, and spending as much time underwater as possible. She volunteers for Students Rising Above, an organization that supports first generation college bound high school students.

Ways to Connect

Your Call: Ghost Ship fire aftermath

Dec 8, 2016

How should we address the issues that led to the tragic Ghost Ship fire, which took the lives of at least 36 people?

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What’s next for the Dakota Access Pipeline?

Your Call: The present and future of abortion rights

Dec 5, 2016

What's next for reproductive rights in the US and around the world?

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On the December 1st edition of Your Call, what rights do Standing Rock water protectors have to remain where they are? The North Dakota Governor issued an evacuation order and the Army Corps of Engineers plans to close off access to Oceti Sakowin camp by December 5.

On the November 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the electoral college.

On the November 29th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with investigative journalist and author David Cay Johnston about Donald Trump’s tax proposal.

Your Call: Resistance at Standing Rock

Nov 28, 2016

On the November 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance movement.

Your Call: Weapons of Math Destruction

Nov 23, 2016

On the November 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll revisit our conversation with Cathy O’Neil about her new book Weapons of Math Destruction.

Your Call: California's Native American genocide

Nov 21, 2016

On the November 21st edition of Your Call, hear Rose Aguilar's conversation with historian Benjamin Madley about his groundbreaking and heartbreaking book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 .

Your Call: Hate won, now what?

Nov 9, 2016
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On the November 11th edition of Your Call, what’s next after Election Day?

On the November 8th edition of Your Call, it’s Election Day! We’ll have a conversation about the 2016 presidential race.

Every Thursday through Election Day, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focused on local and state elections, the voting system, and the democratic process in California

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On the November 3rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about key down-ballot races.

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On the November 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our coverage from Standing Rock.

Your Call: Why Standing Rock matters

Oct 31, 2016

On the November 1st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the ongoing protests at Standing Rock. Thousands of Native Americans and their allies have been resisting the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline since April.

On the October 31st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with historian Jill Jonnes about her new book Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape.

On the October 28th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the forced removal of refugees from the camp in Calais, France.

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On the October 27th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Company Town , a new documentary that tells the story of a local election campaign and political decisions that will determine the future of San Francisco.

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On the October 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the rising cost of child care.

Your Call: Ralph Nader on Breaking Through Power

Oct 24, 2016

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with consumer advocate Ralph Nader about his new book Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think.

On the October 24th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann about his new book The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy.

On the October 21st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the battle against ISIS in Mosul, Iraq.

Every Thursday through Election Day, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focused on local and state elections, the voting system, and the democratic process in California

On the October 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll break down the last Presidential debate before the November 8th election.

On the October 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with organizers and directors with Superfest, the world’s longest-running disability film festival.

Your Call: Life after marijuana legalization

Oct 17, 2016

On the October 18 th edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the impacts of marijuana legalization.

Your Call: Refugees and the right to move

Oct 17, 2016

On the Oct 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with University of Hawaii Geography Professor Reece Jones about his new book Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move.

On the October 14th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of gender, sexism, and abortion restrictions in the presidential election.

Your Call: Weapons of Math Destruction

Oct 13, 2016

On the October 13th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Cathy O’Neil about her new book Weapons of Math Destruction .

Your Call: The 2016 Brower Youth Award Winners

Oct 12, 2016
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On the October 12 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with three of this year’s Brower Youth Award winners.

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