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Jun 26: Rose Aguilar: “Red Highways: A Liberal’s Journey into the Heartland”
June 25th, 2010 by Sam

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This week’s guest is Rose Aguilar, author, “Red Highways: A Liberal’s Journey into the Heartland,” host of Your Call, a daily, live call-in radio show on NPR-affiliates KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and KUSP 88.9 FM in Santa Cruz. She is a contributor to the book, Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland. She also writes for Alternet.org and offers political analysis for the BBC.

About the book:
“Tired of speaking to like-minded people, San Francisco blogger and radio journalist Rose Aguilar quit her job, bought a Toyota van, picked up her boyfriend, and took off on a six-month road trip through southern and mountain states. There she interviewed a wide array of people who rarely, if ever, appear in the national media. They include a former Republican evangelical pastor who now preaches inclusion in Tulsa; anti-war, pro-choice, and green Republicans; and a Montana hunter planning to leave his job as a conservationist to fight for gay rights.

This political travelogue challenges stereotypes and goes far beyond the sound bites and statistics to reveal what red-state voters really care about—and what they expect from their political leaders.”

Listen to the podcast of last week’s show and listen live at www.samanthaclemens.com AM 1510 in Boston.


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