Rising Up With Sonali

Angry Over White House Leake, Sessions Threatens Press Freedom

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has promised to crack down on government leaks to the press, threatening to review policies for subpoenaing media outlets that publish classified materials. But it’s a practice of punishing whistleblowers and the press that began under Barack Obama’s presidency. On today’s show we’ll turn to journalism professor Robert Jensen for what the Sessions announcement means. Then, Nebraskans and others organized major protests over the weekend to demand an end to the Keystone XL pipeline. The protests came ahead of a hearing this week of the Nebraska Public Service Commissioners in whose hands the fate of the controversial project lie. My guest Joye Braun of the Indigenous Environmental Network will join us from Nebraska. Finally, the RAISE Act, which Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind, would slash legal immigration via Green Cards dramatically. We’ll turn to Megan Horn Essaheb of Asian Americans Advancing Justice for more.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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