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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.

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From Italy to the US, right-wing governments are waging a war on refugees and immigrants. On this week's media roundtable, we'll discuss Italy’s new government refusal to rescue boats carrying hundreds of migrants, and threatening mass deportation. We'll also discuss the country's racist policies toward Gypsies/Roma.

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 On this edition of Your Call, we speak with activists about the Poor People’s Campaign.

  

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with a member of the Patriotic Millionaires about their battle against the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few.

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On this edition of Your Call, we're talking about how families are affected when their loved ones go to prison. When Issac Bailey was just nine, he saw his oldest brother taken away in handcuffs. Moochie Bailey was imprisoned for murder for 32 years. Half of the ten boys in Bailey's family eneded up in the criminal justice system.

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On this week's media roundtable, we'll discuss the North Korea-US summit. Journalist Tim Shorrock reports that the media response portrays a cynical disregard for South Korea.

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss why sex workers oppose a federal law that promised to crack down on human trafficking.

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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with writer and Black Lives Matter activist Darnell Moore about his memoir, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America.

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If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. You can also talk to someone online by following this link.

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the rising rate of suicides in the US. The recent deaths of chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade have shone a spotlight on suicide, but a new study from the Centers for Disease Control shows that rates have been rising for the last two decades – nearly 30 percent since 1999.

 

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, Jason Mark, editor of SIERRA, the magazine of the Sierra Club, will discuss his cover story about the mounting price tag of climate change disasters.

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  On this edition of Your Call's media roundtable, we'll discuss what happens when hedge funds and private equity firms buy newspapers. In many cases, they lay off dozens or hundreds of journalists, leaving the public with a shadow of the local news coverage they once had.

Some journalists are organizing and fighting back. They are calling for local buyers to step up, and want the public service mission of newspapers to be fulfilled.

Guests:

Jason Blevins, former Denver Post writer

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss a new site-specific performance highlighting the legacy of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood and its role in the nation's history.


On this edition of Your Call, reporter Charlie LeDuff discusses his new book, Sh*tshow! The Country's Collapsing ... and the Ratings Are Great.

 

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss recent reporting on the working conditions at Tesla, the manufacturer of futuristic electric cars. How has the company addressed safety?

The environmental costs of prisons

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The cruel and inhumane conditions that many prison inmates live in have been well documented. On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss environmental factors that can make prison even more difficult, and in some cases, deadly.

  U.S. prisons currently house 2.3 million inmates. On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss media coverage of the private prison industry, how corporations are profiting from prisoners' labor, and prison reform.

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The largest providers of psychiatric care in the US aren’t hospitals – they’re jails and prisons. On this edition of Your Call, we speak with journalist Alisa Roth about her new book Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness.

 

  

Every Wednesday through Election Day on June 5th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on San Francisco's crucial mayoral race, local propositions, and regional measures.

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about why the increase of women in prisons has far surpassed the growth of male prisoners in the US.


  On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with former investment banker Nomi Prins about her new book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.

Every Wednesday through Election Day on June 5th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on San Francisco's crucial mayoral race, local propositions, and regional measures.

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the safety of wireless radiation. A new Nation magazine investigation explores how big wireless companies used the same playbook as big oil and big tobacco to deceive the public and create the appearance of scientific uncertainty, while making people think that cell phones are safer than independent science suggests.

The new FRONTLINE documentary, Trafficked in America, tells the inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will on an egg farm in Ohio. On the next Your Call’s weekly media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of labor trafficking in the US.

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On this edition of Your Call, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discusses his book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. He argues that racism isn’t fading away as progress forges ahead – instead, racist ideas are evolving.

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California’s history is marked by horrific and systemic violence against Native Americans. On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Bay Area Native Corrina Gould and historian Benjamin Madley about the genocide of California Indians and how the state should acknowledge it.

  

Every Wednesday, through the day after Election Day on June 5th, we will air a special Your Call focusing on San Francisco's mayoral race, propositions, regional measures.

  

On this edition of Your Call, activist and scholar Dr. Janet Dewart Bell discusses her new book, Lighting the First of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement.

 

  

On this edition of Your Call’s one Planet Series, we’ll speak with award-winning writer, activist and academic Raj Patel about his new book, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet.

On the next Your Call’s weekly media roundtable, we’ll speak with Ars Technica senior tech reporter Cyrus Farivar about his new book, Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech.

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On this edition of Your Call, Richard Walker returns for another discussion about Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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