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

Every Thursday through Election Day, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focused on local and state elections, the voting system, and the democratic process in California

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On the November 3rd edition of Your Call,  we’ll have a conversation about key down-ballot races.

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On the November 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our coverage from Standing Rock.

Your Call: Why Standing Rock matters

Oct 31, 2016

On the November 1st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the ongoing protests at Standing Rock. Thousands of Native Americans and their allies have been resisting the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline since April.

On the October 31st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with historian Jill Jonnes about her new book Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape.

On the October 28th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the forced removal of refugees from the camp in Calais, France. 

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On the October 27th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Company Town, a new documentary that tells the story of a local election campaign and political decisions that will determine the future of San Francisco.

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On the October 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the rising cost of child care.

Your Call: Ralph Nader on Breaking Through Power

Oct 24, 2016

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with consumer advocate Ralph Nader about his new book Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think.

On the October 24th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann about his new book The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy.

On the October 21st edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the battle against ISIS in Mosul, Iraq.

 

Every Thursday through Election Day, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focused on local and state elections, the voting system, and the democratic process in California

 


On the October 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll break down the last Presidential debate before the November 8th election.

 


  On the October 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with organizers and directors with Superfest, the world’s longest-running disability film festival.

Your Call: Life after marijuana legalization

Oct 17, 2016

 

On the October 18th edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation about the impacts of marijuana legalization.

Your Call: Refugees and the right to move

Oct 17, 2016

 

On the Oct 17th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with University of Hawaii Geography Professor Reece Jones about his new book Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move.

On the October 14th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of gender, sexism, and abortion restrictions in the presidential election. 

Your Call: Weapons of Math Destruction

Oct 13, 2016

 


On the October 13th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Cathy O’Neil about her new book Weapons of Math Destruction.

Your Call: The 2016 Brower Youth Award Winners

Oct 12, 2016
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On the October 12 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with three of this year’s Brower Youth Award winners.

Your Call: Standing up at Standing Rock

Oct 10, 2016

On the October 10th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the ongoing protest over the proposed $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. 

On the October 6th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss new museums and exhibits that tell the story of African-American history.

Your Call: Nukes in your neighborhood?

Oct 5, 2016
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On the October 5th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with investigative journalist Eric Schlosser and filmmaker Robert Kenner about their new documentary Command and Control.

Your Call: Another day in the death of America

Oct 3, 2016

On the October 4th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the Guardian columnist Gary Younge about his new book Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives.

  On the September 30th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the deadly air bombardments on Aleppo, Syria, and the worsening humanitarian situation in the besieged city.

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On the September 29th edition of Your Call, Flyaway Productions’ choreographer Jo Kreiter joins us to discuss her latest piece, Grace and Delia are Gone.

Every Thursday through Election Day, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11 a.m. focused on local and state elections, the voting system, and the democratic process in California.

 


On the September 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with human rights activists from the Middle East and China.

On the September 27th edition of  Your Call, we'll break down the first Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. We'll check the facts, provide context, and take your calls. 


Your Call: Rad women worldwide

Sep 22, 2016

On the September 22nd edition of Your Call, we’re discussing Rad Women Worldwide: Artists, Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History.

Your Call: Guns, Greed, and the NRA

Sep 20, 2016

On the September 21st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the new documentary Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA.

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