KPFA: Rising Up With Sonali [Program Feed]

  • Rising Up With Sonali – October 16, 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.
  • The Gospel of Self: How Jesus Joined the GOP
    Today we’ll present a one-hour special on religion and God. We’ll begin with Terry Heaton, former executive producer of The 700 Club, who worked with Pat Robertson. Heaton wrote the book, “The Gospel of Self: How Jesus Joined the GOP.” Then we’ll turn to Elizabeth Esther whose book Spiritual Sobriety: Stumbling Back To Faith When Good Religion Goes Bad, covers the addictive nature of organized religion. Finally, author Jay Wexler joins us to discuss his book, When God isn’t Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – October 12, 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.
  • What the Battle Over Kavanaugh Means for America’s Future
    On today’s show we’ll look back at the protests around the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings with Jessica Juarez Scruggs of People’s Action. She was one of the thousands of women who mobilized against Kavanaugh. We’ll also discuss what the political impact of the Kavanaugh confirmation might be. Then we’ll go to Brazil to speak with Maria Luisa Mendona about Brazil’s presidential race that took place on Sunday with an extremist right wing candidate surging ahead and potentially becoming Brazil’s Donald Trump. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • The Battle Over Kavanaugh’s Confirmation
    As the battle over Brett Kavanaughs nomination to the Supreme Court reached a fever pitch we turn to Megan Peterson, Executive Director of Gender Justice for analysis of how Senators said they would vote and what a court with Kavanaugh on it would look like. Then, filmmaker Frances Causey will join us to discuss her newest documentary, The Long Shadow. In it she explores her own familys history of enslaving black people and how slavery ensured inequality between races. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – October 9, 2018
    We’ll start today’s show with Malinda Maynor Lowery, author of a new fascinating book called Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle. Then, we’ll re-air an archived interview from a couple of years ago to speak with Sky Roosevelt-Morris of the American Indian Movement about the battle to rename Columbus Day as ‘Indigenous People’s Day.’ Finally, Dina Gilio-Whitaker will join us to discuss a new book she’s co-authored with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz called “All The Real Indians Died Off” And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans.” That’s coming up in just a moment. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – October 8, 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.
  • Understanding the New Deal Replacing NAFTA
    President Trump has announced a new trade deal to replace NAFTA – the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. On today’s show, Patrick Woodall of Food and Water Watch will give us an in-depth breakdown of what’s in the deal and why, other than a few bright spots, it is worse than NAFTA. Then, award winning writer, activist, and academic Raj Patel has a new book out called A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature and the Future of the Planet. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • California Offers Hope with Slew of Progressive New Laws
    Spurred by grassroots activists, California has just passed a slew of progressive bills from police accountability to net neutrality, that were just signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. On today’s show we’ll speak with Brian Leubitz of Calitics.com to survey the new laws and what they mean for the nation as a whole. Then, Onnesha Roychoudhuri will discuss her new and hopeful book The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America
    As conflicting reports emerge of the scope of the FBI probe of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh we’ll dig deep into what law enforcement agents could explore including the lies that Kavanaugh appears to have told last Thursday. My guest will be Marjorie Cohn, Professor Emerita of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Then we’ll play a lengthy excerpt of a powerful and very relevant documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Frieda Mock called Anita: Speaking Truth to Power. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Women Demand ‘No On Kavanaugh’
    On todays show well go to Washington DC to speak with Rachel OLeary Carmona of the Womens March where activists have been protesting for days against the Kavanaugh nomination. Then Megan Peterson of the group Gender Justice will analyze Thursdays Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh. Finally well go to North Carolina where thousands of people are still struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence after the TV cameras have left. Naeema Muhammad with the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network will be our guest. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Women Demand ‘No On Kavanaugh’
    A stunning hearing on Thursday featuring Palo Alto University professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has thrown Kavanaughs nomination into question. On our show today well play the entirety of Dr. Fords opening remarks on Thursday detailing her accusations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. Then, political scientist and author Corey Brettschneider will join us to discuss his new book, The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Speaking to UN, Trump Becomes World’s Laughing Stock
    President Trump spoke at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in a wide ranging speech that elicited laughter right at the beginning. On todays show well turn to our US foreign policy and empire correspondent Rahul Mahajan for an in-depth analysis of the speech and especially of Trumps targeting of Iran. Then well hear from a well-known international journalist, womens rights activist and writer Havin Guneser. She is a spokesperson for the International Initiative Freedom for Abdullah -calan-Peace in Kurdistan. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • The Cosby Sentencing and Kavanaugh Hearings
    [caption id="attachment_297408" align="alignnone" width="800"] NORRISTOWN, PA – APRIL 26: Bill Cosby walks after it was announced a verdict is in at the Montgomery County Courthouse for day fourteen of his sexual assault retrial on April 26, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 80 year old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)[/caption] Bill Cosby has been sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for multiple counts of sexual assault and rape. The sentencing took place the same week that accusations of sexual assault have been swirling around Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. On our show today, attorney and Yale Law School alumnus Lisa Bloom will join us to make links between the two stories. Then, well turn to Erin Quinn of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center to discuss Homeland Securitys new proposed rule curbing green cards for immigrants who partake of public assistance. Quinn will explain how such proposals are intended to invoke fear among immigrant communities. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • New Accuser Emerges Alleging Kavanaugh Assault
    [caption id="attachment_297343" align="aligncenter" width="800"] President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, answers a question about guns from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., during a third round of questioning on the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington, to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)[/caption] Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify this Thursday on her allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The news comes amid fresh allegations by other women. On our show well turn to Jessica Mason-Pieklo of Rewire.News for more. Then, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas joins us for a discussion about his new memoir, an intimate examination of what its like to be an undocumented immigrant in the US. Vargass book is called Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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