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

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What is President Barack Obama’s legacy on immigration?

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What is President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy?

What is President Obama’s foreign policy legacy?

Boston University’s Andrew Bacevich, and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government Stephen Walt, two prominent foreign policy scholars, will reflect on the past eight years.

 


 

On this week's Friday Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani’s legacy. He passed away on January 8.

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What has changed for San Francisco’s homeless population under the city’s new homeless director Jeff Kositsky?


 What would a Jeff Sessions Department of Justice look like?

How are artists addressing today’s social and political issues?

We’ll have a conversation with Krissy Keefer, dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of Dance Brigade. For 40 years, the iconic San Francisco multi-racial dance troupe of women has explored the intersection between art and social issues.

How is the Democratic Party moving forward after millions of working people, once the base of the Democratic Party, shifted their vote to Donald Trump?

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This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of state sanctioned violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. More than 20,000 people have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh.

 


How are tech workers planning to resist Donald Trump?

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How are California legislators planning to resist Donald Trump and his administration?

Your Call: What does a fish know?

Dec 29, 2016

 

We're revisiting our conversation with Jonathan Balcombe. He joins us to discuss his new book, What a Fish Knows, the Inner Lives of our Underwater Cousins.

 

We're revisiting our conversation with Mary Ellen Hannibal about her new book Citizen Scientist, Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction.

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An estimated 40 percent of food is wasted every year in the United States.

What is the future of Bernie Sander’s movement? We’ll have a conversation with Becky Bond, senior adviser to the Sanders campaign and co-author of Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything.

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If Betsy DeVos is confirmed as education secretary, what’s at stake for public schools? For nearly 30 years, DeVos spent millions of dollars advocating for vouchers for private and religious schools.

On the next Your Call, what's next for North Carolina? The Republican legislature has passed last-minute legislation aimed at stripping powers from incoming Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and the state's Supreme Court. 

  On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss ongoing coverage of Russia’s possible intervention in the US presidential election. We’ll also look at ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson and his transition from the boardroom to the State Department.

Your Call: Standing up for science

Dec 15, 2016

    

How are scientists standing up to Trump’s anti-science policies? Science historian Naomi Oreskes joins us to discuss climate change and scientific research under Donald Trump.

 

Why is it more important than ever to support local businesses? Amazon’s growing market power is threatening small businesses and “weakening communities,” according to a new study from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

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How do we protect Medicare from privatization?

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

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