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

 

We’ll have a conversation with labor journalist Steve Early about his new book Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City.

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How is Steve Bannon shaping the executive branch?

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Donlad Trump’s executive order on immigration, which bans people from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the US.

 

Last month, California Governor Jerry Brown  proposed his $179 billion state budget. When he unveiled it, he said the “trajectory of revenue growth is declining.” He said he’ll address an expected deficit by slowing the growth in spending on public schools and other social services.

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How are photographers documenting the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation?

 

How did a teacher-led coalition defeat a charter school expansion initiative despite being outspent by dark money and out-of-state contributions?

Donald Trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven Muslim majority countries entry into the US has sparked protests at airports across the country.

 


This week, on the media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump’s executive actions. The administration has ordered the EPA to stop communicating with the public and giving out grants. Trump also says he will bring back torture and black sites.

 

What does Rex Tillerson’s 41-year record at ExxonMobil reveal about how he will function as the President’s chief foreign affairs adviser?


  How do we create live/work spaces that are safe and affordable for artists?

 

On Saturday, more than three million people gathered in cities around the country to oppose Donald Trump's sexist and racist agenda and to raise their voices about reproductive rights, economic justice, the environment, and many other crucial issues. It's said to be the largest march in US history. Marches also took place across the globe.

 

What is the future of the labor movement? Dr. Jane McAlevey joins us to discuss her new book No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age.

On the next Your Call, we’ll bring you a two hour special edition of the media roundtable. In the first hour, we’ll discuss reactions to Donald Trump’s Presidency in the Europe and Mexico. We'll also talk about coverage of the confirmation hearings. Join us live from at 10am, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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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. 

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