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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’ll have a conversation about how the Trump administrations’ policies are impacting children’s health.

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  On the This edition of Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the Coronavirus. The virus has killed at least 3,000 people and has now infected more than 100,000 worldwide. Nurses in the United States say hospitals are woefully unprepared. How are the media covering this outbreak?

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we continue our coverage of presidential candidates by focusing on their environmental records.

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the US-Taliban peace deal and what it means for the population of Afghanistan. According to the UN, more than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in 2019.

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On this editon of Your Call, we continue our coverage of presidential candidates by talking about Senator Amy Klobuchar.

  On this edition of Your Call, we continue our series on presidential candidates' records and policies by talking about multi-billionaire businessman and former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg. 

According to the ad-tracking firm Advertising Analytics, Bloomberg, who is self-funding his campaign, has spent more than $464 million on ads since entering the Democratic presidential race last November. No presidential candidate candidate in US history has spent so much money so quickly. Why is Bloomberg running and what do you want to know about him?

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On the next Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in Syria's Idlib province. Relentless bombing by Syria and Russia has forced nearly 900,000 people to flee their homes since December.

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On this edition of Your Call, we continue our series on presidential candidates’ by talking about Elizabeth Warren. After being ignored and erased by the media, she came roaring back at last night’s debate. Minutes after the debate began, she slammed Michael Bloomberg by saying, “Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another.” She went on to accuse him of “hiding his taxes, harassing women, and supporting racist policies.”

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On this edition of the media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the presidential primaries.

On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Andrea Bernstein, co-host of the award-winning podcast, Trump, Inc., about her new book, American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about the impact of climate change on ocean temperatures. According to a new study published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Science, the world's oceans hit record temperatures in 2019, with the last decade being the warmest on record.

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. How have the media reacted to his claims about the state of the economy, the impact of his tax cuts for the rich and corporations, and his racist and xenophobic policies?

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll mark Martin Luther King Day by discussing the state of the environmental justice movement in the US. We’ll be joined by Robert Bullard, who is known as the "father of environmental justice."

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the US Assassination Of Iran's Qassem Soleimani and how many of the pundits who've appeared on national television or were quoted in major publications praising the assassination have undisclosed ties to the weapons industry.

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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with veteran journalist Hedrick Smith about his new documentary The Democracy Rebellion.

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

On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation about Uncuffed, a KALW audio project that trains inmates at San Quentin and Solano State Prison to record and edit interviews with other people behind bars.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, The Intercept's environment reporter Sharon Lerner discusses her investigation exposing how the plastics industry is fighting to keep polluting the world.

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On this edition of Your Call, ProPublica reporter Isaac Arnsdorf joins us to discuss the changes that have happened in the Department of Veterans Affairs under the Trump Administration.

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  On today's One Planet, we'll rebroadcast our conversation with Los Angeles Times investigative reporter Susanne Rust about the impacts of climate change and sea level rise on the Marshall Islands, where a concrete dome holds more than three million cubic feet of radioactive waste left over from the United States’ nuclear tests.

On this edition of Your Call, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts join us to discuss their award-winning documentary For Sama, a first-person perspective of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria and a love letter from a young mother to her daughter. 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll speak Professor Rob Jackson, chair of the Global Carbon Project at Stanford University, about Carbon Budget 2019, which projects that this year, global carbon dioxide emissions from coal, oil and natural gas are set to hit another record high. 

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage The Afghanistan Papers, a massive trove of government documents obtained by the Washington Post. They detail how US officials misled and lied to the American public about the 18-year war in Afghanistan.

The Life and Legacy of Fred Hampton

Dec 11, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss House Democrats’ decision to unveil two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. 


  On this edition of  Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss the “China Cables,” an unprecedented cache of classified government documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. They reveal the internal workings of detention camps holding over a million Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in China.

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we will have a conversation about how SoCalGas, California’s largest gas utility, has been exerting its financial and political muscle to promote biogas — which the industry markets as "renewable gas" — as a better solution than renewable electricity.

Dr. LaNada War Jack On Native Resistance

Nov 29, 2019
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On this edition of Your Call, Dr. LaNada War Jack joins us to discuss her new book, 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.

 On this edition of Your Call, Professor David Silverman will discuss his new book, This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving.

 On this edition of Your Call, we'll check in with those on the frontlines in the fight against hunger. According to Feeding America, more than 37 million people, including 11 million children, struggle with hunger in the United States. In some of the wealthiest areas of the country, demand for food is on the rise.

With the holidays approaching, organizations that feed the hungry say demand is growing. How are they keeping up? What can we do to alleviate, and ultimately end hunger in the US?

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