2017-04-03 Update: KPFA: Rising Up With Sonali [Program Feed]

Rising Up With Sonali April 3, 2017 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.

Activists Push Democrats to Filibuster Gorsuch [1]Progressive activists nationwide are pressuring Senate Democrats to hold firm against the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. On today's show we'll speak with Demand Progress' Carli Stevenson about how people can get involved. And, immigrant workers at Tom Cat Bakery in Long Island, New York, are resisting an effort by Homeland Security and their employer to produce papers or be fired. Manuel Lema is one of dozens of workers who have decided to organize and resist. We'll speak with Lema alongside Diana Marino of the non-profit group Brandworkers which is helping the immigrant workers. Plus, Lynn K. Hall, a crisis counselor and rape survivor joins us to discuss her new book, Caged Eyes: An Air Force Cadet's Story of Rape and Resilience. It's the first full-length memoir account of rape in the US Military.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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Trump Lays Waste to Obama's Clean Energy Plan [1]Donald Trump just signed an executive order undoing the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan. On today's show, Mary Anne Hitt, Director of Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign will join us to discuss whether Trump really can keep his promise of jobs to coal miners and undo the steady progress on climate change. And, we'll turn to Ernesto Falcon of the Electronic Frontier Foundation about what the Republican Senate and House votes on stripping Internet privacy regulations means. Finally, Ruy Teixeira will join us to discuss his new book, The Optimistic Leftist: Why The 21st Century Will Be Better Than You Think.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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Two Stories Illustrating That Black Lives Still Don't Matter Enough in the US [1]The recent killing of a black man in New York by a white supremacist, along with the story of missing black children in DC, are two reports illustrating that Black Lives still don't Matter in the US. On today's show we'll turn to Melina Abdullah, a BLM activist and professor of Pan African Studies about it. And, an artist who made a name for himself during the George W. Bush administration, has found plenty to paint about in the age of Donald Trump. Mark Bryan will join us to discuss his powerful and surreal works of political art. Plus, Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, the former Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education joins us to discuss her new book Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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US Escalates Wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen Amid Reports of Mass Casualties [1]Donald Trump has sharply escalated US military involvement in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, amid disturbing new reports of mass casualties in Mosul and Raqqa from US strikes. We'll turn to foreign policy expert Phyllis Bennis on today's show. And, we'll look back at last week's political debacle at the healthcare vote that didn't happen. Dr. Carol Paris with Physicians for a National Health Program will reflect on why the Trump Administration pulled its bill to repeal and replace Obamacare at the last minute, what it means for the Republican Party, and why it could be an opening for Single Payer Health care. Finally, health care journalist Mary Otto joins us to discuss her remarkable new book, Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and The Struggle for Oral Health in America

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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Rising Up With Sonali March 27, 2017 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 March 24, 2017 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 March 23, 2017 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 March 22, 2017 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 March 21, 2017 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 March 20, 2017 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 March 17, 2017 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 March 16, 2017 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 March 15, 2017 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 March 14, 2017 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.

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