Rising Up With Sonali

Putting Deadly Nicaragua Protests Into Context

Dozens of people are dead in protests in Nicaragua after President Daniel Ortega announced social security reforms. On our show today we’ll turn to our correspondent Courtney Morris to understand the broader historical and political context of Nicaragua’s unrest. Then, we’ll turn to long-time broadcast journalist and political scientist Larry Bensky who will share his insight into the Democratic Party’s lawsuit against the Trump campaign, the Mueller investigation of Michael Cohen and more. Finally, ahead of the annual Manzanar pilgrimage, we’ll speak with author Naomi Hirahara about her new book Life After Manzanar – a story about how internment destroyed a community and how that community rebuilt itself.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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