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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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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, Pulitzer Prize-winning environmental reporter David Abel discusses his new documentary Entangled. The film chronicles efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction and the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the impacts of repealing the Affordable Care Act on tens of millions of Americans, especially low-income populations.


  On this edition of Your Call’s special election series, we are discussing California Propositions 25, 14 and 16.


  On this edition of Your  Call’s special election series, we're discussing California's Proposition 21. According to Ballotpedia, the Local Rent Control Initiative will allow local governments to enact rent control on housing that was first occupied over 15 years ago.

 

On this edition of Your Call, we are marking Indigenous People’s Day by rebroadcasting our conversation with Dr. LaNada War Jack, author of Native Resistance: An Intergenerational Fight for Survival and Life. Dr. War Jack, a member of the Shoshone Bannock Tribes, was the first Native student at UC Berkeley in 1968 and one of the leaders of the Occupation of Alcatraz in 1969.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we are discussing coverage of early voting and voter suppression. So far, more than 5.6 million people have voted early. How are the media covering the Republican Party’s strategy to suppress the vote?


  On this edition of Your Call’s special election series, we're hosting a debate about Proposition 22, a ballot measure that would define California's app-based drivers as independent contractors, not employees.


  On this special election edition of Your Call, we're speaking with Kim Alexander, president of the nonpartisan California Voter Foundation, about how Californians will be voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. What questions do you have?

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing The First Angry Man, a documentary about anti-tax crusader Howard Jarvis and the history of California’s Proposition 13, which cut property taxes and funding for schools.

On this special election edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the 11th State Senate district race between incumbent state Senator Scott Wiener and Jackie Fielder. The district includes all of San Francisco, part of South San Francisco, Daly City, Broadmoor, and Colma.

 

We’ll begin by discussing Senator Wiener’s record as a state Senator and a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He declined today's invitation. Later in the show, Jackie Fielder will tell us why she’s running and take your calls about her platform.

 


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're speaking with three of this year’s Brower Youth Award winners. Every year, the awards honor young leaders for their accomplishments in the environmental movement.


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're talking about the explosive New York Times report revealing Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years and paid only $750 in 2016 and 2017. How did he get away with this?


  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing the Trump administration’s actions to weaken or dismantle environmental regulations that are meant to protect the environment, public health and curb greenhouse gases.

One Planet: Lessons From The Paradise Camp Fire

Sep 20, 2020
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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're are rebroadcasting our conversation with journalists Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano, co-authors of Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy.


  On this edition of Your Call, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with investigative journalist Jean Guerrero, author of Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the factors that are contributing to wildfires across the West. More than five million acres have already burned in California, Oregon and Washington.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing how Latino activists are getting out the vote. This year, a record 32 million Latinos living in the US will be eligible to vote, many for the first time.


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're getting an update on the devastating fires in Oregon. More than 40,000 people have fled their homes and at least 10 percent of the state’s population is in evacuation zones. The fires have killed at least five people, dozens more are missing, and more than one million acres have burned.

 


  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're getting an update on the devastating fires in Northern California. The fast moving wildfire in Butte and Yuba Counties have killed 10 people. Thousands have been forced to evacuate. Paradise, a town devastated by fires two years ago, is, once again, under threat.

 

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll find out why the California Assembly failed to vote on the Garment Worker Protection Act or SB 1399, which would have guaranteed the state's minimum wage to 45,000 garment workers.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’re discussing Growing Up Poor in America, a new FRONTLINE documentary that tells the story of three families who are struggling to make ends meet. Close to 13 million children in the US live in poverty.


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hamby discusses his new book Soul Full of Coal Dust: A Fight for Breath and Justice in Appalachia.

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we'll get the latest on the devastating fires in California. Since August 15, 700 wildfires have charred more than 1.3 million acres and destroyed more than 3,000 structures.

On this edition of Your Call's One Planet series, we're discussing the impacts of sea level rise and extreme coastal flooding on communities of color and low-income residents living near hundreds of hazardous waste sites in the US.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing the rise in deadly attacks against environmental activists around the world. According to Global Witness, 212 land and environmental defenders were killed in 2019, making it the deadliest year on record.

 


  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're getting an update on wildfires raging across the state of California. So far, they’ve consumed more than 124,000 acres across Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, destroying more than 100 structures and threatening 25,000 others. Thousands have fled their homes.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll learn more about last weekend’s rolling blackouts in California as temperatures broke records. We haven’t had blackouts since 2001, so why now? California's Independent System Operator decides when and where the blackouts occur. What do we need to know about this organization?

What Do We Now Know About COVID-19?

Aug 19, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we’re getting an update on COVID-19 as the US death toll passed 170,000 this week. Six months in and we still don’t have a national plan.

On this edition of Your Call, we're  discussing COVID’s ongoing effects on food, housing, and employment. 29 million adults say their household didn’t have enough to eat in the last week, one in five renters are now behind on rent, and 40 million people face eviction.

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the impacts of China’s national security law on Hong Kong. In recent weeks, independent media organizations have come under attack, activists have been arrested, and several have fled the country. What’s next for the territory?

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