Rose Aguilar

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Rose Aguilar
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Alma mater Saint Mary's College of California[1]
Occupation Journalist

Rose Aguilar is a progressive journalist and radio host from San Francisco, California.[2]



Since 2006, Aguilar has hosted Your Call, a daily public affairs radio show on NPR-affiliate KALW FM 91.7. Prior to becoming the show's host, Aguilar was a producer and guest host for the show.[2] Aguilar also hosts the Activist Beat with Rose Aguilar, "a weekly roundup of progressive activism that the mainstream media ignores, undercovers, or misrepresents."[3][4]

Before joining KALW, Aguilar spent eight years as a reporter with CNET Radio, where she reported on technology's impact on society.[1]


Aguilar is the author of Red Highways: A Liberal's Journey into the Heartland, which documented a six-month road trip she took to the so-called "red states" to interview people about issues and voting tendencies.[5]

Aguilar is a contributor to the book Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland.[5]

Aguilar writes a weekly commentary for KPFK. Aguilar also writes for AlterNet and Truthout, and offers political analysis for the BBC.[6][7]

Community involvement[edit]

Aguilar sits on the board of the Women's Intercultural Network (WIN), a non-profit organization working to connect girls and women across borders.[8] Aguilar speaks about the media, women's issues, and progressive politics on panels and at conferences.[6][9] Aguilar is a member of the Native American Journalists Association, San Francisco Women on the Web and Journalism and Women Symposium,[1] and is a vegan.[10]


  1. ^ a b c "Rose Aguilar". Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Rose Aguilar". KALW. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  3. ^ "The Activist Beat on Bronner's Hemp Arrest Outside of White House". Uprising: Subverting the Airways. 2012-06-13. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  4. ^ "The Activist Beat On California Student Protests And Stop Tax Haven Act". National Priorities Project. 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-06-23. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Red Highways". PoliPointPress. Archived from the original on 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  6. ^ a b "About the Summit Speakers and Moderators". International Women's Day Summit & Awards Luncheon. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  7. ^ "Rose Aguilar Biography". Women's Media Center. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  8. ^ "Board of Directors". Women's Intercultural Network. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  9. ^ "San Francisco Progressives debate "Way Forward" ahead of Obama visit". Bay News Movement. 2012-03-19. Archived from the original on 2014-05-25. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  10. ^ "Rose Aguilar's 'Red Highways'". Daily Kos. 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2013-09-09.