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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, we’ll speak with the director of The Silence of Others, a documentary that tells the stories of victims of Spain’s dictatorship under General Francisco Franco and their search for justice.


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, we’ll have a conversation about the legal battle over the safety of Monsanto's widely used Roundup weed killer. A jury in Oakland recently awarded a couple $2 billion after finding that Roundup caused their cancer.

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On this special edition of Your Call, we discuss the country’s most extreme anti-abortion ban, signed yesterday by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the impact and proliferation of hormone-disrupting chemicals.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from women who are building their own culinary businesses through the San Francisco-based incubator program La Cocina, which is out with its first cookbook.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll talk about the realities of traveling to the US and crossing the border as a young person – alone.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about reckoning with transgenerational trauma, through a First Nation woman’s memoir.

Join a live taping of Your Call in our series HEAR, Histories of Exclusion and Resistance. Our next live show is on June 6 at Stage Werx in San Francisco. The event is open to the public and free. Reserve your tickets at Eventbrite.

Uber and Lyft drivers strike ahead of IPOs

May 8, 2019
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In this special edition of Your Call, we'll talk about why Uber and Lyft drivers are going on strike.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the story of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

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Join Your Call’s next live show Wednesday, May 29, 6 p.m. at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. Host Rose Aguilar will speak to Nancy Ukai and Judy Shintani about how they are using art to explore the ramifications of Japanese American incarceration during WWII. The event is free. Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with educator and author Dina Gilio-Whitaker about her new book As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock.

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Join Your Call’s next live show Thursday, June 6, 6 p.m. at Stage Werx for a discussion on building solidarity to protect civil rights and liberties. Host Rose Aguilar will be in conversation with attorney Don Tamaki who served on the Korematsu v. the United States case, law professor Bill Ong Hing, and Leila Sayed-Taha of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center. The event is free. Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite.

One Planet: The battle for the future of food

May 6, 2019

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we'll speak with Tim Wise about his new book Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food. 


On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the snap elections in Spain. The fractured political landscape handed the Socialist Party most of the parliamentary seats, and, for the first time, the far right anti-immigrant Vox Party, which was backed by Steve Bannon, won 10 percent of the vote. What’s next for Spain?

 

 


 

On this edition of Your Call we’ll speak with homeless and low-income artists about how art has changed their lives and their communities.

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On this edition of Your Call, hear our conversation about redress, reparations, and restorative justice.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we'll discuss coverage of climate change. According to Media Matters, last year, national broadcast networks spent a combined total of just 142 minutes on climate change.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll explore how the lack of racial and gender diversity among university faculty impacts the learning experience of students.

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On this edition of Your Call, listen to a conversation we recorded live at Mission High School as part of our series HEAR: Histories of Exclusion and Resistance.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with oral historian Susan Devan Harness about her book Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption.


  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll celebrate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day by discussing the future of penguins in the Antarctic.

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with the Arizona Republic’s award-winning reporter Rob O’Dell about a two-year investigation that reveals how state lawmakers introduce thousands of bills dreamed up and written by corporations, industry groups, and think tanks.

 


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from filmmakers telling refugee stories.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the best ways to manage stress.

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On this special edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss a rally patients and practitioners are planning in front of the Kaiser Permanente headquarters in Oakland, California today to demand better mental health care.

 

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from women whose loved ones have been incarcerated. One in four women and nearly one in two Black women has a family member in prison. Seven million children have had an incarcerated parent. The US has a quarter of the world's prisoners, but only five percent of the world's population.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with Dr. Leonardo Trasande about his new book Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future … and What We Can Do About It.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the rapidly unfolding situation in Sudan. After months of protests, Sudan’s military stepped in and removed President Omar al-Bashir. Activists call the military takeover a coup that aims to reproduce the same faces that protesters revolted against. What’s next for Sudan?

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll ask who bears what share of the tax burden and where their money goes.

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