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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.

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U.S. Customs and Border Control

    

  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the lasting ramifications of the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that separated more than 2,000 children from their parents.

 

 


  Every Wednesday until Election Day on November 6th, Your Call will host a special second hour at 11 a.m. Each week Rose Aguilar and guests will discuss California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.


  Six by ten feet. That’s the average size of solitary confinement cells. Tens of thousands of people incarcerated in the United States linger in solitary confinement for weeks, months, or even decades.

  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll mark Indigenous People’s Day by rebroadcasting our conversation with historian Benjamin Madley, author of An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873.


On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we mark the 17th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan. According to the UN, more than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in 2017, and the number is expected to be even higher this year. What’s in store for the future of the war torn country?

 


  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how survivors’ testimony is prompting thousands to speak out. More than 3,000 people called a sexual assault support hotline last Friday, the day after a hearing on allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the weeklong FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

 

Every Wednesday until Election Day on November 6th, Your Call will host a special second hour at 11am. Rose Aguilar and guests will discuss California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

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  Since the 1970s, the conservative movement has been working to take the courts from liberals. And they’ve been wildly successful. On this edition of Your Call we ask: How did they pull it off?

  On the next Your Call’s One Planet series, filmmaker Phyllis Stuart will join us to discuss her new documentary Wild DaZe.


On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing today's hearings and what support is available to sexual assault survirors.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how low-wage women workers are advancing protections from sexual assault.

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Every Wednesday until Election Day on November 6th, Your Call will host a special second hour at 11 a.m. 

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  On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the allegations of two women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll have a conversation with Dr. Jonathan Latham, the director of the Poison Papers, a vast trove of chemical industry and regulatory agency documents and correspondence stretching back to the 1920s.


On this edition of Your Call, former investment banker Nomi Prins discusses her new book, Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.


  In breathless mainstream coverage of national crises, the realities on the ground are being lost, says journalist Charlie Leduff.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with labor organizer Jane McAlevey and historian Nancy MacLean about how democracy has been undermined by big money, and how to win it back.

  

 

 

Every Wednesday through Election Day on November 6th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

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  Activist Loretta Ross and scholar Rickie Solinger wrote their new book Reproductive Justice: An Introduction to go beyond the pro-choice vs. anti-abortion debates that dominate headlines.

 

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with award winning journalist Paul Greenberg about his new book, The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet.

 

 

 


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with investigative reporter Criag Unger about his new book House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia.


  On today’s edition of Your Call, we talk with sociologist James Loewen about how history textbooks get things wrong, and how these inaccuracies often obscure or erase oppression and violence.


  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk with law professor Lawrence Lessig, who has spent much of his career trying to fix our broken political system.


  Every Wednesday through Election Day on November 6th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

This week, we’ll host a debate on San Francisco’s Proposition C. The measure would raise taxes on large businesses by an average of a half-percent to fund homeless services.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we talk with writer Rebecca Solnit who says the revolt against brutality begins with a revolt against the language that hides brutality.

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  This week, California Governor Jerry Brown is co-chairing the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, which is bringing together business executives and politicians to discuss solutions to climate change. Many grassroots activists say the summit is too focused on market based approaches that do not prioritize people on the front lines, especially people of color and indigenous communities.

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On September 8, people in cities around the world are taking to the streets to call on local leaders to commit to transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy. The actions in San Francisco will coincide with the Global Climate Action Summit. We'll discuss coverage. We'll also talk about the Environmental Protection Agency under Andrew Wheeler, the man who replaced Scott Pruitt.  

New environmental films inspiring action

Sep 6, 2018


  What are some of the must-see environmental films this year? From September 6th through the 13th, the San Francisco Green Film Fest is highlighting a number of films focusing on water, fire, air, and earth.

Every Wednesday through Election Day on November 6th, Rose Aguilar will host a special second hour of Your Call at 11am focusing on California's crucial races, propositions, and regional measures.

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