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
8:00 AM PT: Monday-Friday
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.
On today’s show we’ll spend the entire hour reporting from the March for Science in Los Angeles. As tens of thousands of people demonstrated all over the country on Earth Day demanding that Donald Trump take science and research seriously, we’ll bring you the voices of scientists, non-scientists, children, parents, and activists who are worried … Continued
The Venezuelan government continues to face mass opposition protests in the streets as its economy falls amid reports of GM pulling out. But there is so much distortion about Venezuela in the US media that it’s hard to make sense of what is really happening. On today’s show we’ll turn to Miguel Tinker Salas, a … Continued
As the GOP announces its plan redo the repeal and replace of Obamacare, California has decided to take up a single payer healthcare bill, SB 562. We’ll speak with Michael Lighty of the National Nurses United about what the bill would do and whether it could pass. And, a new coalition of privacy advocates called … Continued
On today’s show we’ll examine the upcoming French Presidential elections and the rise of the leftist candidate Jean-Luc Mlenchon. My guest Jean Bricmont will join us from Paris to explain the significance of Mlenchon’s candidacy. And, Robert Weissman of Public Citizen will explain what his organization has found about Donald Trump’s meetings with corporate CEOs … Continued
More than a thousand Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike while being held in Israeli prisons under brutal conditions. On today’s show we’ll speak with our correspondent, the long-time Palestinian rights activist Huwaida Arraf about it. And, California Governor Jerry Brown has just pardoned 3 deported US military veterans. Among them is my guest Hector … Continued
As more than 125,000 people marched in cities and communities around the world on April 15th, today, on Tax Day we’ll bring you a special report. Our field correspondent Tami Hamada Woronoff was on the streets of downtown Los Angeles where tens of thousands of people showed up to demand tax justice and that Donald … Continued
Donald Trump’s escalating actions and rhetoric from Afghanistan to North Korea are a dangerous moment for global peace. Days after the US dropped a 22,000-lb so-called “Mother of All Bombs” on Afghanistan we’ll turn to Codepink co-founder Medea Benjamin for a discussion. And, the airline industry’s practices are under intense scrutiny in the wake of … Continued
As Donald Trump escalates his rhetoric on North Korea, calling it a “menace,” we’ll speak today with John Feffer of Foreign Policy in Focus about what North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants, and whether Trump’s foreign policy has any coherence. And, we’ll go to the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington where activists are … Continued
In the wake of Donald Trump’s air strikes against the Syrian government, we’ll speak with Norman Solomon today about glowing mainstream media coverage over the strikes, and how hysteria over Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia may have played a role. Plus, Joe Dinkin of the Working Families Party joins us to discuss Tax Day marches … Continued
On today’s show, we’ll speak with Terry Heaton, former executive producer of The 700 Club, who worked with Pat Robertson. Heaton will discuss his new book, “The Gospel of Self: How Jesus Joined the GOP.” And, Tressie McMillan Cottom is the author of Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy. … Continued