KPFA: Rising Up With Sonali [Program Feed]

  • Why An Al Jazeera Film About Israel Lobby Was Suppressed
    On todays show, we’ll speak with Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada about an Al Jazeera documentary examining the insidious nature of the Israeli Lobby in the US. The film was never aired and became a victim of the very force it covers. But Electronic Intifada obtained a copy and made it available. Abunimah will explain what happened to the film and we’ll also air a lengthy excerpt from it. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – December 7, 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 Is In the New NAFTA?
    On todays show, Patrick Woodall of Food and Water Watch will discuss what is in the new North American Free Trade Agreement. Then, journalist Fred Pearce joins us – he’s reported from 85 countries in 20 years and his new book explores the global state of nuclear affairs for the past half century. His book is called Fallout: Disasters, Lies, and the Legacy of the Nuclear Age. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • George H W Bush’s Legacy and US Wars in the Middle East
    [caption id="attachment_301934" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Houston Texans Vs. New York Giants[/caption] On today’s show we’ll assess the foreign policy legacy of the late President George H. W. Bush, particularly in the Middle East. My guest will be Dr. Stephen Zunes. Then, Morris Pearl of the group Patriotic Millionaires will react to a new and ambitious bill that Democrats unveiled late last week to counter corruption. HR 1 focuses on campaign finance, ethics standards, voting rights, and more. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Time for a Federal Law Protecting Domestic Workers
    On todays show, we’ll speak with Maria Viturro, Deputy Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance about a new bill being introduced in Congress to protect the rights of domestic workers federally. Then, Leticia Guzman, Communications Director of Border Angels in San Diego, California will give us an update on the refugee caravan in Tijuana and what their needs are. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • US Strikes in Afghanistan Kill Dozens of Civilians
    [caption id="attachment_301691" align="aligncenter" width="800"] An Afghan boy receives treatment at a hospital after an airstrike in Helmand province, Afghanistan November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer[/caption] On todays show well cover the latest news from the Special Counsel investigation. Journalist Kevin Gosztola will join us to discuss what Michael Cohens guilty plea and Manaforts plea agreement violations mean for Trump. Then, well cover the forgotten war in Afghanistan in the wake of US airstrikes killing dozens of civilians in Helmand, and recent suicide attacks on the ground. Brett Wilkins who has written about the story will be our guest. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis Is Worst In the World
    On today’s show, we’ll first examine the situation in Yemen, which the UN World Food Program has deemed, “undeniably the world’s worst humanitarian crisis by far.” My guest Muhammad Zulqarnain Abbas is the Country Director of Islamic Relief Worldwide – Yemen Mission. Then we’ll find out what has become of the survivors of the Camp Fire – California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire in history. Alexa Benson-Valavanis President and CEO North Valley Community Foundation will give us a report. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Trump Defends Tear Gas Use Against Women and Children at Border
    On today’s show we’ll go first to Mexico City where the refugee caravan has faced a tear gas attack from the US. Laura Carlsen who has been closely following the story will be our guest. Then we’ll go to Katowice, Poland to speak with Daniel Jubelirer who is leading the SustainUS youth delegation to the COP24 UN climate meeting. We’ll discuss Trump’s denial of the National Climate Assessment and what is expected to take place in Poland next week. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Mississippi Special Election Tests Tolerance for Racism
    As Mississippians vote in a special Senate election today we’ll speak with Carol Blackmon, Coordinator of the Mississippi Black Voters Matter Fund. We’ll discuss how the race could be a test of the state’s tolerance for racism. Then long-time racial justice, labor, and international activist and author Bill Fletcher Jr. will discuss his new debut novel, The Man Who Fell From The Sky – a story set in 1970s New England and centered on a Cape Verdean American journalist. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • How Student Organizing Made the Difference In Midterm Elections
    On today’s show, student organizing made a critical difference in several midterm races. We’ll speak with Brooke Adams, an organizer with the group Student Action about how young people engaged in a massive voter education project at UC Irvine, likely helping to flip all of conservative Orange County from red to blue. Then, author Nathan Schneider joins us to discuss his new book about cooperatives called Everything For Everyone: The Radical Tradition That is Shaping the Next Economy. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • White House Panics Over Socialism’s Popularity
    On today’s show we’ll dissect the White House Council of Economic Advisors’ recent report called The Opportunity Costs of Socialism. Our guest Dr. Richard Wolff is one of the nation’s preeminent Marxist economists and he’ll also take on the popularity of a Medicare-for-All system. Then, David Dayen joins us for a retrospective on the fall of Lehman Brothers 10 years ago and how our measures of economic success are completely skewed. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – November 23, 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 22, 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 GOP’s Mad Dash to Confirm Trump’s Rightwing Judges
    On today’s show, Law Professor Marjorie Cohn will join us to analyze Trump and the GOP’s judicial confirmation blitz and how we face an onslaught of right wing judges for years to come. Then, Ramesh Srinivasan will discuss the latest Facebook related revelations reported in the New York Times, and how the social media giant will seemingly go to any lengths to protect its profits. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
  • 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.

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