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

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the election in the Netherlands and the defeat of the anti-Muslim candidate Geert Wilders. Turnout was high at 82 percent.

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We’ll have a conversation with Uriel Hernandez, recipient of the 2017 Bay Nature Local Hero award for youth engagement.

The new documentary, The Chinese Exclusion Act, examines the 1882 law that was established after decades of anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence against Chinese immigrants.

Your Call: Restoring the San Francisco Bay

Mar 14, 2017

We will  have a conversation with David Lewis, executive director of Save the Bay and recipient of the 2017 Bay Nature Local Hero award for Conservation Action.

Your Call: Has feminism sold out?

Mar 13, 2017

 

What should we make of the fact that feminism has gone mainstream? Bitch Magazine founding editor Andi Zeisler explores that question in her new book, We Were Feminists Once.

This week, we’ll discuss coverage of corporate lobbying, and how it is influencing the Republican Party's economic and healthcare policies.

Your Call: California's water heist

Mar 9, 2017
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Who controls California’s water?

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.

Dorothea Lange in March 1942 (Library of Congress)

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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