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    Rose Aguilar

    Rose Aguilar
    Rose Aguilar is a journalist and radio host from San Francisco, California. Aguilar hosts Your Call, a daily public affairs radio show on NPR-affiliate KALW 91.7. Your Call airs from 10-11am PST and features in-depth conversations about everything from the Iraq war and poverty to the environment and the arts. Aguilar recently published Red Highways: A Liberal's Journey into the Heartland, coverting a six-month road trip she took to the so-called "red states" to interview people about issues and voting tendencies. Aguilar is a contributor to the book Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland. She also writes a bi-monthly column for Truthout and provides a weekly commentary for Uprising on KPFK about undercovered activism. Aguilar sits on the board of the Women's Intercultural Network (WIN), a non-profit organization working to connect girls and women across borders. WIN most recently hosted women's rights activists from Uganda and Afghanistan. Before joining KALW, Aguilar spent eight years as a reporter with CNET Radio. She reported on technology's impact on society and was the only woman on staff. Aguilar speaks about the media, women's issues, and politics on panels and at conferences.
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      Criminally Wrong

      Push to Reform Prison System Brings Unlikely Allies Together

      by | 0, Add your Comment | Jan 11, 2012
      Push to Reform Prison System Brings Unlikely Allies Together

      Over the past 15 years, the US prison population has more than doubled. There are 2.3 million Americans behind bars – that’s one in 100. About half of the people in prison are serving time for nonviolent offenses, including drug possession. More than 60 percent of US prisoners are black or Hispanic, according to the Pew Center on the States.

      With just over 4 percent of the world’s population, the US accounts for a quarter of the planet’s prisoners and has more inmates than the leading 35 European countries combined.

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