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

  On the August 26th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the United States’ role in Saudi Arabia’s yearlong war on Yemen.

Your Call: Profiting from the poor

Aug 24, 2016

  On the August 25th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Daniel Hatcher about his new book The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America's Most Vulnerable Citizens.

National Park Service

 

On the August 24th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss threats currently facing national parks.

photographed by W. H. Jackson, 1870. / National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)

 

On the August 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the history of the national parks and Native Americans.

Your Call: The Fox propaganda machine

Aug 18, 2016

  On the August 19th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with award winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald and former NPR CEO Ken Stern about the Fox News Corporation and its mark on American journalism and politics.

Laura Flynn

 

On the August 18th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about free and low cost local events, museums, nature walks and concerts.

Your Call: Wall Street’s foreclosure fraud

Aug 16, 2016

On the August 17th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with David Dayen, author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud.

HolLynn D’Lil / from the “Patient No More” exhibit at the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability


On the August 16th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how the history and experiences of people with disabilities should be taught in California schools.

Diane Bondareff / AP

On the August 15th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growing influence private equity firms have on our daily lives.

Reuters

  On the August 11th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The games are taking place against a backdrop of political and economic crisis engulfing the country.

On the August 10th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss sexual harassment.

Your Call: A political shift for Native Americans

Aug 9, 2016
Indian Country Today Media Network

 

On the August 9th edition of Your Call, we will discuss turning political tides for Native Americans.

Syreeta McFadden

 


On the August 8th edition of Your Call, Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss his new book Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education.

Your Call: Trapped in the forever war

Aug 4, 2016

  On the August 5th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation with veteran journalist Mark Danner about his new book Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War.
Randy Montoya / Sandia Labs / Used under CC / flickr

 


On the August 4th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the Obama administration’s $1 trillion plan to modernize the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal.

Vets Vs Hate

 


On the August 3rd edition of Your Call, we’re talking about what happens to veterans once they return home.

On the August 2nd edition of Your Call we’ll have a conversation about the new Toxic Substances Control Act.

On the July 20th edition of Your Call, former U.S. Olympic soccer player Jules Boykoff joins us to discuss his new book Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics.

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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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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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?

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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