KPFA: Rising Up With Sonali [Program Feed]

  • Why is the GOP Just Discovering Steve King’s Racism?
    On today’s show we’ll examine how the Republican Party has only now apparently discovered the racism of one of its own: Representative Steve King of Iowa, whose recent New York Times interview resulted in the loss of his committee leadership positions. Cristina Lopez of Media Matters will be our guest. Then, author and activist Robin Marty will join us to discuss her new book, Handbook for a Post-Roe America – it’s a guidebook of sorts for women who might see an end to abortion rights in their lifetime, but also for those who currently live in states where abortion access has been effectively decimated. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Multiple News Reports Fence in Trump on Russia Probe
    On today’s show we’ll first speak with Ron Fein, a constitutional lawyer with the group Free Speech for People and we’ll discuss what the recent news reports on Donald Trump mean in the context of the Special Counsel’s investigation. Then. as part of our series Rising Up In the Streets, we’ll bring you a special report from the first day of the Los Angeles teachers’ strike where thousands of teachers and support staff gathered on a cold, rainy day in downtown LA. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Making Sense of Pompeo and Bolton’s Middle East Tour
    On today’s show we’ll analyze Mike Pompeo’s recent bizarre speech in Cairo, Egypt, and what it means for Iran, and the Syria war. Our empire and foreign policy correspondent Rahul Mahajan will join us. Then we’ll turn to author Deepa Iyer for a look at a remarkable women-led uprising in Kerala, India that is challenging a centuries-old ban on women entering a temple. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Trump Nominates Wheeler to Head EPA During Shutdown
    On today’s show, we’ll analyze the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to head the EPA with Keith Gaby of the Environmental Defense Fund. Gaby will explain why Wheeler is unfit to lead the EPA and also discuss how the partial government shutdown is undermining the EPA’s essential work. Then Robert Friedman joins me to discuss his new book, A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity For Everyone. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Did Trump’s Lie-Filled Anti-Immigrant Scaremongering Work?
    As Trump delivers a speech filled with lies and exaggerations about drugs and crime flowing across the US-Mexico border, we’ll turn to immigration activist Astrid Silva to discuss what effect, if any, it had, as well as to analyze responses by Democrats. Then, we’ll go to Northern British Columbia to speak with First Nations’ member Karla Tait of the Unistoten, who will explain why she and others are opposing the building of a natural gas pipeline in Northern British Columbia and why 14 people were arrested this week in connection to protests. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • How Dangerous Is Brazil’s Bolsonaro?
    We’ll examine the rise of right wing authoritarianism in Brazil with a look at the early days of President Jair Bolsonaro’s regime. Our guest Ivo Herzog, son of the murdered journalist Vladimir Herzog will join us from Sao Paulo. Then, political scientist and author Michael J. Thompson will discuss the new book he has just co-edited called Anti-Science and the Assault on Democracy: Defending Reason in a Free Society. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Will Democrats Back ‘Green New Deal’ or Not?
    We’ll examine the latest developments in the push for a “Green New Deal,” with Varshini Prakash the founder of the Sunrise Movement. We’ll discuss what the new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis is capable of, and how Democrats are or are not backing the Green New Deal. Then, our news correspondent Rosa Clemente will review the powerful and disturbing new documentary series Surviving R. Kelly. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Democrats Introduce Amendment Overturning Citizens United Democrats Introduce Amendment Overturning Citizens United
    On today’s show, we’ll examine the “Democracy-for-All” Amendment which was just reintroduced into the House and Senate to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision and restore voter power over corporate power. Our guest will be Ben Gubits of the group American Promise. Then we’ll spend the rest of the hour with clinical psychologist and attorney Bryant Welch about the new reissue of his book, State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Elizabeth Warren Kicks Off 2020 Campaign
    On today’s show we’ll discuss Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid and how it sets the tone for a progressive discussion of the economy very early on in the campaign season. Our guest will be economist and author Doug Henwood. Then, Craig Aaron of Free Press will give us an update on the latest in the fight for net neutrality and how there’s still hope in spite of FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s claim of victory. . Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – January 4, 2019
    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.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – January 3, 2019
    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.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – January 2, 2019
    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.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – January 1, 2019
    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.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – December 31, 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.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – December 28, 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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