KPFA: Rising Up With Sonali [Program Feed]

  • Rising Up In the Streets: Rally Against Family Separation and Detention
    [1]Donald Trump has signed an executive order ending his own practice of separating undocumented children from their parents only to cement the indefinite detention of whole families. On our show today we’ll go to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office in Los Angeles where people gathered on Thursday demanding an end to the cruelty aimed at vulnerable immigrants. Then, we’ll turn to one of the co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign, Reverend Graylen Hagler who joins us to discuss the local activism that has taken place all over the country over the past 40 days and what is expected to happen in Washington DC this Saturday. Finally, our partners at Brave New Films have released a new short film with the California Endowment called The Crime of California’s Punishment Economy. We’ll share the film with you. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ICE_OTS-765×496.png
  • Federal Judge Squashes Kobach’s Voter ID Rule in Kansas
    [1]A federal judge recently slammed Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration. Kobach is a leading figure in Republican-led efforts to disenfranchise voters of color nationwide. On our show today we’ll turn to investigative journalist and filmmaker Greg Palast who has long covered Kobach’s shenanigans and who has his own lawsuits against the states of Kansas and Ohio over voting rights. Then we’ll examine the tensions in Germany over immigrants and refugees. German chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a test of her leadership over her policies welcoming immigrants. Our guest Ruth Priscilla Kirstein will put the current political moment into historical context. Finally, we’ll play more speeches by women clergy protesting Trump’s family separation policies in front of the Headquarters of Customs and Border Protection earlier this week in Washington DC. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Kris_Koback_5-765×496.jpg
  • Supreme Court Decides Not to Decide on Gerrymandering
    [1]The Supreme Court has decided not to decide in two cases of gerrymandering this week – Wisconsin and Maryland. On our show today we’ll turn to Ezra Rosenberg, co-Director of the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. His organization filed a Friends of the Court brief in the cases. Then we’ll turn to the Nation Magazine’s Zo Carpenter who was among the small group of reporters allowed to tour a Border Patrol detention facility in McAllen, Texas over the weekend. We’ll find out what the facility is like and discuss the political repercussions of this explosive issue that has gripped the nation. Finally we’ll end with the voices of women clergy who protested family separation on Tuesday outside the headquarters of the Customs and Border Protection Agency. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/US_Supreme_Court-765×496.jpg
  • Medical Professionals Warn Against Family Separation
    [1]As the issue of immigrant family separation becomes a make-or-break moment of morality for the United States, we’ll turn to Kathryn Hampton of the group Physicians for Human Rights to discuss the profound psychological impact of separating children from their parents, and the blatant lies coming out of the Trump administration in its attempt to justify ripping children out of their parents arms. Then, we’ll bring you a special report from our field correspondent Nic Cha Kim from one of the nationwide rallies held in early June organized by the ACLU called Keep Families Together. Finally, Michael Eric Dyson, one of the nation’s most prominent public intellectuals joins us to discuss his powerful new book, What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin, and our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Children_detained_texas_2_OTS-765×496.jpg
  • Trump Hit With New Investigation on Campaign Finance Violations
    [1]Attorney General Jeff Sessions has overturned the ability of asylum seekers to claim credible fear from domestic violence or gang violence, potentially leaving thousands of refugees from Central America stranded. It’s just the latest in the Trump’s administration’s brutal and on-going attacks on immigrants. On our show today we’ll turn to Isabel Sanchez with the Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights to discuss that and other stories. Then, prize winning author and academic Martin Puchner, a Harvard University professor will discuss his incredible new book, “The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization.” Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/DT_4-765×496.jpg
  • Rising Up With Sonali – June 15, 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 – June 14, 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 – June 13, 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 – June 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.
  • Rising Up With Sonali – June 11, 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.
  • Fallout: Disasters, Lies, and the Legacy of the Nuclear Age
    [1]As Donald Trump abandons the hard-won nuclear agreement between the US, European nations and Iran, we’ll take a deep look today at the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran with Medea Benjamin who has just written a new book. Benjamin will trace the struggle between monarchy, and democracy, theocracy and how foreign interference from Britain and the US impacted the trajectory of Iran. We’ll also discuss prospects for Iran’s economic and political future with the US’s pulling out of the nuclear deal. Then author Lizzie Collingham joins us from London to discuss her new book, The Taste of Empire: How Britain’s Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/OTS-4-765×496.jpg
  • Murder Incorporated: Dreaming of Empire
    [caption id="attachment_289917" align="aligncenter" width="765"] [1] Grunge background with scratches[/caption] Ahead of the G7 summit in Quebec, the US’s allies are livid over Donald Trump’s newly launched trade war that he began with tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Canada, the European Union, and Mexico have all promised retaliatory tariffs that could impact the US economy. On our show today we’ll turn to economist and political commentator Doug Henwood for more. Then, Stephen Vittoria, an award winning documentary filmmaker joins us. Vittoria is the co-author with Mumia Abu Jamal of a newly published book called Murder Incorporated: Dreaming of Empire. He’ll explain the scope of the book and Abu Jamal’s role from behind prison bars. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/OTS-3-765×496.jpg
  • Trump Claims “Absolute Right” to Pardon Himself
    [1]Donald Trump has claimed the “absolute right” to pardon himself and also claimed he can pardon anyone he likes, in his on-going defensive posture toward Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The wild claims come at the same time that Mueller has accused Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort with witness tampering, which will likely lead to jail time for Manafort. On our show today we’ll turn to Common Cause’s Stephen Spaulding for more. Then, as we enter “pride month” in June, a new Gallup poll shows a historically high support for gay marriage. We’ll spend the second half of our show with Cory Albertson who has explored how television shows have influenced American attitudes toward LGBT rights for good or ill. Albertson’s new book is called A Perfect Union? Television and the Winning of Same-Sex Marriage. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/OTS-765×496.jpg
  • Why Did The Supreme Court Rule In Favor of A Homophobic Baker?
    [1]The Supreme Court ruled in a 7 to 2 decision on Monday in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. The decision, while devastating on the surface, is apparently narrow enough in scope that it does not open the door to broad-based discrimination on the basis of religious concern. On our show today Rachel Laser, President and CEO of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will join us to explain exactly what the ruling means. Then, we’ll bring you a special report from our field correspondent Nic Cha Kim from one of the nationwide rallies on Fridays organized by the ACLU called Keep Families Together. The rallies were aimed at the Trump administration’s decision to separate undocumented children from their parents. Finally we’ll examine the details of new leaked memo on coal and nuclear powered plants that the show the Trump regime’s logic behind forcing the failing coal and nuclear power industries to remain alive. We’ll find out how Trump is citing national security to pander to the rural white workers in his base who want coal plants to keep functioning. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/OTS_Craig_Mullins_3-765×496.jpg
  • Israel Prevents Injured Gazans From Leaving For Treatment
    [1]Weeks after Israeli forces shot and killed over a hundred and injured thousands at the Great Return march at the Gaza border, a boat attempted to leave seeking medical attention for some. On our show today we’ll turn to activist Ann Wright for a look at how Israel intercepted the Gaza boat and how 8 years ago, a boat called the Mavi Marmara was attacked by Israeli forces and 9 people killed. Then we’ll turn to Thanu Yakupitiyage of 350.org one year after Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Paris Accord. We’ll find out what happened over the past year and what’s next in the fight against climate change. Finally, Dr. Peter Carter joins us from Canada to discuss the book he has just co-authored with Elizabeth Woodworth called Unprecedented Crime: Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival. Carter will make the legal case for why climate denialism and the on-going fueling of the climate crisis is a crime against humanity. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar. [1] https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/OTS_Gaza_Flotilla_12-765×496.jpg

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