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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.

Ways to Connect

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about cultural responses to exclusion.


On this edition of Your Call, political reporter Ryan Grim will discuss his new book, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement.

One Planet: Mass extinction and climate change

Jun 16, 2019
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  On this edition of next Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the recent UN report warning that over one million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction over the next few decades.

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the Trump administration’s plans to pardon military service members and a former Blackwater contractor who were accused or convicted of war crimes.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about the movement behind Moms Demand Action, a national organization taking on the gun lobby and advocating for gun safety.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss efforts to bring justice to victims of clergy sexual abuse. Prosecutors across the nation say they are returning their focus to the issue by raiding offices, setting up victims tip lines, and investigating decades-old allegations.

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On the next Your Call, we’ll ask how California should rebuild, and who should be held accountable, after devastating wildfires.

 

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss what California is doing to prepare for the next big fires. Last year, California experienced some of the deadliest and most destructive fires in the state’s history.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss the violent and deadly attacks on peaceful protesters in Khartoum, Sudan. According to the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, security forces killed at least 108 people. There are also widespread reports of raping, looting and beatings by government paramilitary forces. What’s next for Sudan?

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On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about life in Iraq 16 years after the US invasion.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the damning findings of Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss Our Bodies, Our Doctors, a documentary that tells the stories of abortion providers and clinic staff facing an ongoing assault on abortion access.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation with documentarian Peter Nelson about his new film The Pollinators. The documentary is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts, and vegetables we all eat.


On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of this weekend's California Democratic Party Convention in San Francisco. Fourteen Democrats running for President will address delegates and hold a number of fundraising and policy events in the Bay Area. With California moving its primary to March, what role is the state playing in the 2020 race?

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with artists performing at the San Francisco International Arts Festival and hear how the Trump administration's hardline immigration policies are impacting the festival.

 


 

On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about the importance of social services to public health.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about US foreign policy under the Trump administration.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll talk about the people who work behind the scenes of California's wine industry.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from activists who have just concluded a bus tour of California to end child poverty across the state.

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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.

Photos from "We Are La Cocina" by Eric Wolfinger

 


 

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.

Artist: Christine Shields

 


 

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.

Portrait courtesy of Huntington Library, San Marino, California

 


 

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.

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