Rising Up With Sonali

Pope Remains Silent on Rohingya in Myanmar Visit

Pope Francis’s historic visit to Myanmar has let human rights observers and activists down – the outspoken religious leader chose not to mention the word “Rohingya” publicly, despite a systematic pogrom of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority that has been well-documented and denounced worldwide. On today’s show we’ll turn to long-time expert on the Rohingya crisis, Edith Mirante for part 1 of a 2-part interview. Then, writer and journalist Helaine Olen will join us to discuss the future of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau after Donald Trump pushed through his White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as Acting Director. Mulvaney has been a long-time critic of the agency. Finally we’ll turn to New Zealand based scientist Trisia Farrelly who has been studying the impact of microplastics on our health and environment. We’ll focus on glitter – that’s right, glitter – as an unexpected source of pollution.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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