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

House Speaker Paul Ryan is retiring at the end of the year. On this week’s media roundtable, we'll discuss his role in passing the deficit-financed tax cuts for the rich and corporations.

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss missing and murdered Indigenous women and the fight to raise awareness about this crisis. Why do these women and girls get so little recognition in the US?

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’ll speak with a sports journalist and athletes about how the #metoo movement has rocked the sports world.

Gymnasts, swimmers, basketball players – athletes across the sports world – have come forward with revelations about sexual assault and abuse they have suffered over the course of their careers. What institutions and practices in the sports world protect perpetrators? And how can those power structures be dismantled?

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On this edition of  Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with UC Berkeley geophysicist Roland Bürgmann about his recent report, which explores the impacts of sea level rise on the San Francisco Bay area.

Tony Webster

  

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the killing of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was shot eight times by Sacramento police officers during a confrontation on March 18.

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about the current state of drinking water in the US.


On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the student led March for Our Lives rallies around the globe. How is this youth movement changing media coverage of gun control and the NRA?

Heather Deluca-Nestor

  

On this edition of Your Call, we hear from teachers who are organizing and going on strike to demand raises and increases to public education funding.

 

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll speak with young people about what’s next in their fight against gun violence.

The March For Our Lives rallies brought hundreds of thousands of people to the streets to demand gun control and resources to prevent gun violence. From Washington DC to Los Angeles, gun violence disproportionately affects low-income communities of color. Young people living in those communities don’t get the attention they deserve when they speak out against gun violence. Now that they have a platform, what's next?

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with local youth about the changes they want to see.

Jo-Anne McArthur

On this edition of  Your Call’s One Planet Series, award winning photographer Jo-Anne McArthur joins us to discuss her decade long We Animals project, which documents the plight of animals around the world.

On this week’s weekly media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the US. How are reporters covering the $12.5 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, and the US role in the deadly Saudi-led war on Yemen?

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On this edition of Your Call, investigative reporter Bernice Yeung discusses her new book, In A Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers.

 

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with two experts about how they treat childhood trauma and toxic stress. When Dr. Nadine Burke Harris encounters children who aren’t growing or have trouble in school, she’s not content with writing prescriptions. As the founder of the Center for Youth and Wellness in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunter’s Point neighborhood, Dr. Harris focuses on the underlying causes of trauma. Her new book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity, explores how toxic stress impacts lifelong health.

 

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Today marks the 15th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq. On this special edition of Your Call, we'll discuss the cost of war.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’re talking about Opportunity Zones. Tucked away in last year’s tax bill is a bipartisan effort to encourage investors to put their money into economically distressed areas. How would these zones shape the state’s neighborhoods?

 

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’re discussing China’s new policy to ban 24 types of recyclable waste including plastics, unsorted scrap paper, and textiles. For over 20 years, China has been the top destination for the trash Americans throw in recycling bins.

On this week's media roundtable, we’ll speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist T. Christian Miller, co-author of the book, A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America, which details how rape cases are investigated in the criminal justice system and the long history of doubting rape survivors.

Delaney Inamine

  

What has happened to our civic life? That’s the question economist Robert Reich asks in his new book, The Common Good. On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak Reich about what this means and where to go from here.

 

Adam Zeek

  

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss threats to schools since the Parkland, Florida shooting. How can we get to the heart of the problem and help kids in distress?

 

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about farmworkers who are fasting in New York City to pressure Wendy's to join the Fair Food Program. Seventy farmworkers are fasting outside of the Manhattan hedge fund offices of Wendy's billionaire Board Chairman Nelson Peltz. They'll continue their fast until they march on Thursday to demand the chain join the Fair Food Program, which mandates better working conditions.

 

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, internationally renowned photographer Chris Jordan joins us to talk about his new documentary Albatross, a powerful and intimate visual journey about the lives of these magnificent seabirds.

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of a bipartisan push to roll back the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and the results of Italy's election.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss immigration detention. Last week, ICE detained 150 people in Northern California. ICE says 800 more were spared after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf warned the public of possible arrests. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Sacramento yesterday, announcing a lawsuit against California over several state immigration laws.

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On this edition of Your Call, filmmaker Stanley Nelson joins us to discuss Tell Them We Were Rising, a documentary that examines the impact Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBUCs) have had on American history, culture, and identity.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll continue our coverage of the West Virginia teachers' strike, which is now on its ninth day.

 

  

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll mark International Women’s Day by speaking with women filmmakers who are showcasing their work at this year’s International Ocean Film Festival in San Francisco.

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the Supreme Court case that could deal a massive blow to organized labor across the country. Who is following the anti-union money behind the case?

 

Did you know that Richmond, Milpitas, and Palo Alto all had subdivisions where it was illegal for African Americans to own a house?

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