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Rose Aguilar

Host, Your Call

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.

Rose has written for Al Jazeera English, The Guardian, Truthout, The Nation, and AlterNet. In 2014, Flyaway Productions turned her Nation cover story about older homeless women into a dance performance.

She's 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.

In 2005, Rose took a six-month road trip through the so-called red states to learn about why people vote the way they do (or not). She wrote about her journey in Red Highways: A Journey into the Heartland.

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, vegan living, live music, and spending as much time underwater as possible.