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're marking International Women's Day by speaking with with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, about Donald Trump’s executive order expanding the global gag rule.

Denis Delestrac joins us to discuss his new documentary Freightened: The Real Cost of Shipping. 

 

What environmental protections have Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration reversed so far?

On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump’s sweeping tax cuts. His administration plans to cut the top tax rate from over 39 percent to 33 percent. Several outlets are reporting on how the tax cuts will affect you. Many conclude that the numbers don’t add up.

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How are young men redefining society’s narrow definition of masculinity? American culture often portrays masculinity as aggressive, violent, and misogynistic.

We’ll speak with Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi about his new book Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus. 

We’ll have a conversation with environmental justice activist Winona LaDuke about Native Americans' struggle to protect their lands, waters, sacred places, and treaty rights.

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How are college students organizing against sweatshops? Members of United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) have been fighting sweatshop conditions and poverty wages for 20 years.

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump's new national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. Who is McMaster? We’ll also talk about the forced evacuation of the remaining Native Americans and their allies at Standing Rock. 

 

Who is Ajit Pai, the new chair of the FCC?

 

Why is the promise of upward mobility unattainable for so many? University of Michigan sociologist Kristin Seefeldt joins us to talk about her new book Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century.

  

How are abortion providers preparing for even more anti-choice legislation? We’ll speak with Dr. Willie Parker, an abortion provider who works in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.

On this  week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of immigration and the recent ICE raids. More than 680 immigrants have been arrested across the country.

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We continue our weeklong series on immigration by talking about how to respond and be an ally at a time when immigrants face heightened threats and racism.

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We continue our weeklong immigration series by talking about what a fair and humane immigration policy would look like.

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On today’s Your Call, we continue our weeklong immigration series by discussing the real life impacts of Donald Trump’s sweeping executive orders on immigrants and refugees.

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On today's Your Call, we begin a weeklong series on the United States' immigration and refugee policies. Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and his plans to deport millions of undocumented people, build the wall, and shut the border to tens of thousands of refugees, has become one of the pillars of his domestic agenda.

 


On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the upcoming election in France. We’ll also discuss the US Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to approve the final phase of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, following Donald Trump’s executive order.

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The nearly two-year US backed Saudi military attack on Yemen has killed more than 10,000 people.

 

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.

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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.

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