Rising Up With Sonali

Bernie Pushes Dems to Back Single Payer Healthcare

Bernie Sanders has introduced a Medicare-for-all bill in the Senate, with more than a dozen co-sponsors. On today’s show we’ll turn to Dr. Margaret Flowers, a prominent activist for single payer healthcare about the timing and the details of Sanders’ bill, and how Democrats and Republicans are responding. Then, the Supreme Court has temporarily upheld a blanket ban on refugees coming to the US until it takes up the case against Donald Trump’s Muslim ban later this year. Sirine Shebaya with the groups Muslim Advocates will explain what it means. Finally, author and activist Andy Fisher will explore “hunger-industrial complex,” and how today’s food banks and other food charity programs are dominated by corporate executives who would rather not address the root causes of hunger.

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