KPFA: Rising Up With Sonali [Program Feed]

  • El Chapo, the Drug War, and the Refugee Caravan
    On today’s show we’ll go to Mexico City to speak with award winning investigative journalist Ioan Grillo who has been covering Mexico’s drug war for years. He’ll analyze the trial of notorious drug lord El Chapo which just began in New York. Then Juan Cole joins us to discuss his new book, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • How the GOP’s Tax Cuts Worsen Racial Wealth Gaps
    On today’s show we’ll examine a new report that details how the GOP’s tax reform law worsens the existing racial wealth gap in the US. My guest Emanuel Nieves with Prosperity Now will discuss the report he has co-authored. Then we’ll turn to one of the nation’s most prominent Latino playwrights, Octavio Solis about his new memoir, Retablos: Stories From a Life Lived Along the Border. Solis grew up in El Paso, Texas, and writes about border-life in a series of poetic vignettes that are hugely relevant in today’s political climate. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Report from Refugee Caravan Heading to US
    On today’s show we’ll go to Mexico City where a large number of people in the refugee caravans have arrived. We’ll speak with a photojournalist Juan Carlos – himself an immigrant from El Salvador – about what the refugees are going through and why they are escaping their homeland. Then our correspondent Meleiza Figueroa will give us an in-depth report on the fires raging in California and how this terrifying phenomenon could be the state’s new “normal.” And finally, a commentary by host Sonali Kolhatkar about the outsize influence that billionaires have on our political system. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Florida Recount Battle Heats Up As GOP Cries ‘Election Theft’
    Today on Rising Up With Sonali, we’ll go to Florida where an intense recount battle continues after the midterm elections as Republicans complain about the counting of all votes. Then author J. K”haulani Kauanui on her new book, Speaking of Indigenous Politics. That’s on Wednesday at 3 pm Pacific, 6 pm Eastern. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • World Ignores Yemen War and Famine
    On todays show well cover the brutal US-Saudi war in Yemen that has received so little media attention. Our guest Isa Blumi will explain what is happening in the port-city of Hodeidah, how bad the famine is, and what is needed to end the war. Then well tackle a number of climate-related stories including Californias devastating wildfires, the recent decision on the Keystone pipeline permit, and two major lawsuits against the government and oil corporations over climate change. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Rising Up In the Streets: Second Annual #MeToo March
    The second annual #MeToo Survivors March took place on Saturday November 10th in Hollywood, California. On todays show well bring you a report back from the march as part of our series Rising Up In the Streets. Then, author Edgar Villanueva joins us for a discussion about his provocative and powerful book critiquing philanthropy called Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance.Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Trump Replaces Sessions with Biased AG
    On today’s show we’ll explore the consequences of Trump firing Jeff Sessions and replacing him with Matt Whitaker. Stephen Spaulding of Common Cause will clarify what this means for the Special Counsel’s investigation into election-wrong doing. Then we’ll go to Georgia where a fight over the gubernatorial race has emerged as Democrat Stacey Abrams refuses to concede the race until all votes have been counted. My guest Cliff Albright is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Women of Color Have Changed Electoral Politics
    On today’s show we’ll continue our coverage of the midterm election results with two of our news correspondents. First Rosa Clemente will join us to discuss how women of color changed the electoral process on Tuesday night and how the leadership of the Democratic Party will likely hamper them. Then, Paul Song will discuss how healthcare was the underrated central issue of the elections. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Midterm Elections 2018: Who Holds Power in Congress?
    For our midterm election post-mortem show we’ll spend the hour today speaking with three experts who have closely followed the races. First David Dayen of the Intercept will discuss who holds power in Congress and the states, the surprise wins and losses, and how ballot measures fared. Then, Jodi Jacobson of Rewire.news will examine how women played an essential role as candidates and voters this election and how the #MeToo movement and the Women’s March paved the way. Finally our news correspondent Arun Gupta joins us for a look at how progressives did on election night and how grassroots activism plays a role before and after the election. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Will Latino Voters and Candidates Reshape US Politics in the Midterms?
    On today’s show we’ll focus entirely on the midterm elections with a look at how Latino voters and candidates are changing the shape of US politics through the ballot box. Then, we’ll explore a new voter guide that ranks candidates based on their positions on climate change. Finally an original commentary from host Sonali Kolhatkar on the central issues this election. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Ballot Measures Tackle Inequality on Election Day
    Although income inequality is a central issue in the United States today, there are only a few ballot measures and political candidates centered around it on November 6th. On today’s show we’ll turn to Negin Owliaei of Inequality.org to discuss those measures tackling inequality. Then a new short film by Brave New Films on black voter suppression in Georgia, and how the city of Los Angeles is hoping to use the ballot to create the nation’s first city-level public bank. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • ‘Nuns on the Bus’ Take on Tax Justice Ahead of Elections
    On todays show well hear from Sister Simone Campbell, one of 30 Catholic nuns on a month-long Tax-Justice tour of the nation called Nuns on the Bus. Sister Simone will explain why she and others are touring the country and why next weeks midterm elections are so critical. Then, filmmaker Adam Mazo will join us to discuss a powerful new documentary airing soon on PBS called Dawnland, about seeking truth and reconciliation on the issue family separation in Native American communities.. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – November 2, 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 – November 1, 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 – October 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.

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