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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, we're speaking with Professor Michael Mann about his new book, The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet. Professor Mann explores how fossil fuel companies have waged a 30-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and derail attempts to take action on climate change. 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing coverage of Donald Trump’s four years in office and the role a wide range of media played in amplifying his lies and hateful, racist rhetoric. What will change now that Joe Biden is President?

 

The Damaging Legacy Trump Leaves Behind

Jan 19, 2021

On this edition of Your Call, we're marking Donald Trump’s last full day in the White House by discussing the damage he and his administration have done, from their failures to address the COVID crisis and the destruction of the administrative state to a broad scale rollback of decades of environmental protections and the separation of immigrant children from their families, many of whom have still not be reunited.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we are marking Martin Luther King Jr. day by discussing the road ahead for the environmental justice movement, and what should be done to reverse the Trump administration's anti-environment policies and their impacts on frontline communities. 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing the fallout from last week’s violent attack on the US Capitol. The pro-Trump rioters also went after the news media. They etched “Murder the media” onto a door in the Capitol, punched an AP photographer, threatened journalists, and damaged or stole their equipment.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series Your Call, we’re bringing you an update on the Associated Press investigations that exposed widespread human rights abuses, including rape, slavery, and child labor, in the multibillion-dollar palm oil industry. 


On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we are discussing the attacks on the Capitol by violent pro-Trump mobs and white nationalists.

On this edition of Your Call, we're opening the lines to take your show ideas for 2021. From the global pandemic and increasing inequality to the Black Lives Matter protests and the US elections, 2020 was one of the most traumatic and eventful years in recent memory.

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On this edition of Your Call, we rebrodcast our discussion about the devastating environmental impacts of the Trump administration’s border wall. According to Defenders of Wildlife, 400 miles of wall along the southern US border will potentially impact 89 endangered species.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we rebroadcast our conversation with Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus, the incredible classically trained musicians who’ve infused hip hop and classical music to form the duo, Black Violin.

 

On this edition of Your Call, we're rebroadcasting our conversation about plastic pollution and its impacts on ocean marine life. The US, the world’s largest generator of plastic waste, produced 42 million metric tons of the plastic in 2016. Globally, 100,000 marine mammals die every year as a result of plastic pollution.

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing the second coronavirus relief deal. The $900 billion package is expected to include small business aid, direct payments and a federal unemployment supplement. Why has it taken so long for Congress to act as eight million people have fallen into poverty in just six months?

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we are discussing the devastating environmental impacts of the Trump administration’s border wall. According to Defenders of Wildlife, 400 miles of wall along the southern US border will potentially impact 89 endangered species, including jaguars and gray wolves, 108 species of migratory birds, numerous wildlife refuges and protected wetlands.

On this edition of Your Call’s Media roundtable, we are discussing Georgia’s Senate runoff. Nearly one million voters have already requested mail-in ballots. According to a ProPublica investigation, Republican Senator David Perdue sold his home in Washington DC to a finance industry official whose organization was lobbying the Senate Banking Committee, which Perdue sits on.

On this edition of Your Call, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hamby about 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 are discussing negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban and deadly attacks on the civilian population. This year alone, nearly 300,000 Afghans have been internally displaced.

Later in the show, we are talking about the Trump administration's rush to approve dozens of eleventh-hour policy changes. Among them, the Justice Department is fast-tracking a rule that could reintroduce firing squads and electrocutions for federal executions. 

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On this edition of Your Call, we are discussing the Democratic party’s losses across the county. President-elect Joe Biden won with election with 80 million votes, but Democrats lost dozens of House seats and a number of key Senate races.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we are discussing plastic pollution and its impacts on ocean marine life. The US, the world’s largest generator of plastic waste, produced 42 million metric tons of the plastic in 2016. Globally, 100,000 marine mammals die every year as a result of plastic pollution.

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing Donald Trump and the GOP’s dangerous attack on election integrity. Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman reports that the ultimate plan is to make it even harder to vote, especially in communities of color. 

One Planet: Trump's Attack On Public Lands

Nov 15, 2020

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing the Trump administration’s assault on US wilderness. The government has auctioned off millions of acres of public lands to the fossil fuel industry, including Bears Ears, an ancestral site of the Hopi people.

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the COVID surge in Europe. Countries such as England, Italy and Greece have announced new restrictions. We'll also find out how Europe is responding to the US election.

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing what the election results reveal about the state of the country. On Saturday, Joseph Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States, but he didn't win by a landslide like many expected. Biden currently has over 75 million votes and Donald Trump has over 71 million.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing Joe Biden's lead in key states like Nevada and Pennsylvania. He is on the verge of winning, according to the latest numbers.

On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, just a day before the election, we are discussing what’s at stake for the climate. Over the past four years, the Trump administration has launched a war on science and climate scientists.


  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the Republican Party’s plot for permanent minority rule. Over the past few decades, they've successfully gerrymandered districts across the country, giving Republicans victories even though Democrats receive more votes. They've also passed voter suppression laws, including voter ID requirements, mass purges of voting rolls, and polling place closures. 

 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the new Frontline documentary Whose Vote Counts, which investigates Republican efforts to suppress the vote, from the past to the present. At least 47 million people have already voted. Whose vote counts? And whose doesn't?

 

  On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with Adam Cohen, author of Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle For A More Unjust America. He argues that over the last 50 years, the Supreme Court has done little to protect the rights of the poor and disadvantaged. Instead, it has ruled to protect the privileged and corporations.

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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.

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