KPFA: Rising Up With Sonali [Program Feed]

  • Study Finds Fox News Dominates Abortion Coverage
    [1]As President Donald Trump pushes a defunding of Planned Parenthood through the regulatory process, we’ll turn today to Sharon Kann of Media Matters. Kann has just completed an annual study of media coverage of abortion related news and found that there is very little coverage overall – except at Fox News, where abortion coverage is wildly inaccurate. Then, we’ll turn to Karlos K. Hill who is an expert on the history of lynching in America and wrote a book about it. Professor Hill recently visited the new Lynching Memorial and accompanying Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama and will join us to share his experience of this game-changing institution. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/OTS_Planned_Parenthood-765×496.jpg
  • Could Deb Haaland Become Congress’ First Native American Woman Member?
    [1]Congress has never ever had a Native American female representative. In the face of that shocking fact a number of indigenous women are running for office this year and on our show today we’ll speak with one of them – Deb Haaland, running in New Mexico’s June 5th primary to represent that state’s first district. Then, psychotherapist Dr. Enrico Gnaulati will join us to discuss how despite the rising levels of depression and anxiety in the US, health insurers and “big pharma” are pushing anti depressants and cognitive behavior therapy instead of talk therapy. Finally, we’ll hear the voice of political prisoner and award winning journalist Mumia Abu Jamal who has just co-written a new book with Stephen Vittoria called Murder Incorporated. It’s the first in a series of 3 books. Abu Jamal will read a section from the book. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/OTS_Deb_Haaland_10-765×496.jpg
  • Physicians Unveil New Plan to Control Drug Costs
    [1]A week after Donald Trump unveiled his market-friendly plan to reduce prescription drug prices in the US, a group of physicians in the US and Canada have published their own multi-step plan to control drug costs and quality. We’ll speak with Dr. Adam Gaffney, the lead author of the plan. Then, our race and criminal justice correspondent Jody Armour, a USC professor, joins us to discuss how police are weapons in the hands of white Americans against blacks, as many recent viral videos have demonstrated. Finally, Kevin Kumashiro, our education correspondent will discuss the massive North Carolina teacher’s march and what the burgeoning #RedforEd movement means. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Drugs-765×496.jpg
  • Senate Votes to Overturn FCC Net Neutrality Ruling
    [1]The US Senate, in a major victory for grassroots activists, has voted to over the FCC’s decision on net neutrality using the Congressional Review Act. On our show today Free Press’ Tim Karr will explain what the victory means and what comes next. Then, Seattle’s Socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant will join us to discuss the recent hard-won tax on corporations like Amazon – a battle that she helped to lead and that offers a precedent for how big corporations do business in American cities. Finally, Sarah Anderson of Inequality.org will join us for a look at new report on CEO-to-worker pay ratios and how exorbitant CEO pay drives inequality. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/OTS_Net_Neutrality_protest2-765×496.jpg
  • The Truth Behind Israel’s Killing of Palestinians
    [1]As Israel massacres dozens of Palestinians at the Gaza border in the latest and bloodiest clash during mass protests, we’ll turn to Mazin Qumsiyeh. He’s a Palestinian American academic who is currently in Bethlehem and will give us a clearer perspective on who is responsible for the violence and why. Then, Robert Borosage will join us to examine primary race results from this past Tuesday and how progressives won some major victories in Congressional and state house races and what that means for the midterm elections in November. Finally, our partners at Brave New Films have released a new short film examining the impact of Donald Trump’s brutal anti-immigrant policies in the classroom. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Gaza_OTS-765×496.jpg
  • Why Is Trump Separating Immigrant Parents from Children?
    [1]On today’s show, we’ll examine formal policy decision by the Trump administration to separate immigrant families from their children at the border, with our immigration correspondent Juan Escalante. Then, independent journalist Marcy Wheeler will explain the latest in the tangled web of the Mueller investigation from Michael Cohen to Rudy Giuliani. Finally, Tim Shorrock will join us to discuss the upcoming Trump meeting with Kim Jong Un on June 12th. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/OTS_immigrant_parent_w_child-765×496.jpg
  • Rising Up With Sonali – May 15, 2018
    A common refrain at politically progressive gatherings that try to make sense of last November’s election is: how did so many millions of Americans vote against their own interests? On todays show, Sociology professor and author Corey Dolgon will discuss his new book, Kill It To Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism’s Triumph Over Democracy which explores how politicians have successfully convinced Americans that they need to destroy government institutions for everyones good. Then the internationally recognized best-selling author and journalist Naomi Klein joins us for a conversation about her latest, must-read book, No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change
    [1]On our show today well discuss three health-related stories. First, investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer has written an urgent new book Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change. She’ll explain what Lyme disease is, how it is spreading more rapidly, and how little we know about its testing and treatment. Then, a new investigative report by Orb Media studying bottled water has found disturbing levels of microplastic contamination across manufacturers and countries. Journalist Chris Tyree who co-authored the report will explain what it means. Finally, environmental toxicologist Emily Monosson joins us to discuss her new book, Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/lyme_book-side-765×496.jpg
  • Rising Up With Sonali – May 11, 2018
    On our show today well discuss three health-related stories. First, investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer has written an urgent new book Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change. She’ll explain what Lyme disease is, how it is spreading more rapidly, and how little we know about its testing and treatment. Then, a new investigative report by Orb Media studying bottled water has found disturbing levels of microplastic contamination across manufacturers and countries. Journalist Chris Tyree who co-authored the report will explain what it means. Finally, environmental toxicologist Emily Monosson joins us to discuss her new book, Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – May 10, 2018
    Today, well explore activism and faults in the US Constitution. First, journalist, historian, and organizer L.A. Kauffman has a new book out called Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism, that couldn’t have been released at a better time. Kauffman will explore the history of past movements and the lessons that we can draw on to resist the Trump agenda. Then, we’ll examine the root causes that are actually embedded in our own Constitution. My guest will be Sanford Levinson joining us to discuss a new book he has co-authored called Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws That Affect Us Today. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – May 9, 2018
    On our show today we’ll turn to Syria. First, author and journalist Robin Yassin-Kassab based in the UK who has closely been following the war in his homeland, and who brings a fact-based progressive perspective to the complex issue. Then, we’ll turn to Syrian American journalist and author Alia Malek, whose new book is just out: The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – May 8, 2018
    On todays program, well look into ways to fight racism and the importance of connecting activists. First, anti-racist author Paul Kivel joins us to discuss his acclaimed book Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work For Racial Justice – the book is just out in its fourth revised and updated edition – perfectly timed for the racist times we live in. Then, author and activist Zeynep Tufekci will discuss her important new book, Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
    [1]On our show today, we’ll have a one-hour special, sharing the story of Anthony Ray Hinton. The Alabama native spent nearly 30 years on death row for crimes he did not commit and finally won his release in 2015. Well spend part of the show with Hinton to discuss his remarkable book about his experiences and about racism in the criminal justice system called The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row. Then, the Equal Justice Initiative put together a short video with Hinton about his life in death-row and without his mother after being exonerated. Its called Lynching in America: Anthony Ray Hintons Story. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Anthony_Ray_Hinton_book-side-765×496.jpg
  • Migrants Arrive in Mexico, Requesting Asylum at Border
    [1]As more than a hundred refugees from Central America arrived at the US border with Mexico earlier this week American immigration authorities have begun letting a handful trickle in through the border to process their asylum applications. On our show today Laura Carlsen will join us from Mexico for more. Then, as part of our on-going series Rising Up In the Streets, our field correspondent Nic Cha Kim files a report from this year’s May Day march in Los Angeles where immigrant workers rights were a focus. Finally we’ll go to Brussels to speak with an award winning author and public intellectual David Van Reybrouck about his new book Against Elections. Contrary to how it sounds, the book is actually about strengthening democracy using a powerful alternative to elections. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Mexico_OTS-765×496.jpg
  • Rising Up With Sonali – May 3, 2018
    A daily digest of independent news analysis, investigation, education, artistic expression, and activism in the public interest, emphasizing the connection between global issues and those in local communities. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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