On today’s show we’ll spend the hour discussing the cruelty of the US immigration system ahead of President Trump’s which is sure to focus on his demand for a border wall. First Saira Draper of the Southern Poverty Law Center will join us to explain the major class action lawsuit representing 10,000 undocumented detained children. … Continued
Rising Up With Sonali
5:00 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 turn to Brenda Ekwurzel of the Union of Concerned Scientists about how the deadly Polar Vortex was linked to climate change and how our President is entirely unable to understand the science enough to take action. Then we’ll mark Black History month with a look at a fascinating book by Joe … Continued
On today’s show we’ll examine the many ways in which Facebook continues to violate user privacy despite everything that founder Mark Zuckerberg says to the contrary. Our guest will be Mara Einstein. Then, we’ll take a look at the ways in which modern capitalism has subtly changed our perceptions of work and labor rights using … Continued
On today’s show we’ll examine a number of foreign policy stories with Kevin Martin of Peace Action, in light of the recent testimonies of US Intelligence heads. We’ll cover North Korea, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, and Venezuela. Then, author Todd Miller on his book, Storming The Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security. Hosted by Sonali … Continued
On today’s show – as Kamala Harris launches her Presidential bid with a splash, we’ll speak with Dr. Stephen Zunes about her problematic positions on Israel and Palestine. Harris has been to the right of even Obama and Feinstein on the issue. Then, Mandy Smithberger on the revolving door between weapons makers and the Department … Continued
Now that the record-breaking government shutdown is over, what lessons can progressives take from the battle that was fought? Our news correspondent Arun Gupta will join us to analyze Nancy Pelosi’s role, the GOP’s insensitivity, and the value of federal government workers. Then single payer advocate Dr. Margaret Flowers will examine the coming fight over … Continued
The longest federal government shutdown in US history has ended – for now. On our show today we’ll speak with Chuck Collins on how the impact of the shutdown on federal workers has highlighted growing economic vulnerability in the US. We’ll also discuss Elizabeth Warren’s new tax plan. Then, Alison Kenner on her new book … Continued
On today’s show we’ll examine the slow-moving coup that the US appears to be backing in Venezuela. Our guest Miguel Tinker Salas will explain who the new self-declared interim President Juan Guaido is, and the missteps that the actual President Nicolas Maduro has taken. Then, as popular opinion on climate change finally returns to back … Continued
On today’s show, we’ll examine in detail the new agreement won by striking Los Angeles teachers, with my guest Chuck Flores of Cal State LA. We’ll also discuss how the strike and its victory can spur other teacher-led revolts. And then Nation Magazine writer D. D. Guttenplan, will join us to discuss his new book … Continued
On today’s show we’ll analyze the details of the GOP’s so-called compromise bill to end the government shutdown with our immigration correspondent Juan Escalante. Then, as the World Economic Forum is held in Davos, Switzerland, Oxfam releases its annual report on global inequality. Paul O’Brien of Oxfam America will discuss the report. Hosted by Sonali … Continued