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    6am - 7am ET

    6pm - 7pm ET

  • Tuesday

    6am - 7am ET

    6pm - 7pm ET

  • Wednesday

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  • Thursday

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Rising Up With Sonali

Rising Up with Sonali is an all-women run radio and a television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.  Be sure to check the showtimes below!

Full Episodes

Rising Up 8/3/22

This week, well examine how the Inflation Reduction Act came about, whats in it, whether it will help people and the planet, and if it will even pass. My guest will be Michele Kilpatrick from the Center for Popular Democracy. Then well turn to Lori Campbell from the University of Regina in Canada who has personal experience with the horrors of the residential school system. Shell assess Pope Francis recent apology to First Nations. Finally, ProPublicas Hannah Dreyfus will join me to explain why states are hoarding billions of welfare dollars from applicants even as inflation heats up.

Rising Up 7/27/22

Journalist, activist, artist and former astrophysicist Sonali Kolhatkar brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience from her studio in Los Angeles.

Rising Up 7/20/22

This week, well turn to analyst Phyllis Bennis to discuss President Joe Bidens recent trip to the Middle East and how he met with those who oversaw the killings of journalists Shireen Abu Akleh and Jamal Khashoggi. Then, as Senator Joe Manchin derails Bidens climate agenda, we'll speak with John Beard, director of the Port Arthur Community Action Network, about whether the president will declare a climate emergency in lieu of failed legislation. Finally, well go to Minneapolis to speak with a union organizer named Sarah Beth Ryther at a Trader Joes store.

Rising Up 7/13/22

This week, well turn to Jessica Mason Pieklo of Rewire.News about whether President Joe Biden and the Democrats are willing and able to restore abortion rights. Then, legal expert Bill Blum will analyze the Supreme Courts hard turn to the right and whether there is any recourse to protect democracy from the unelected conservatives. Finally, Voting Booths Steven Rosenfeld analyzes the House Select Committees hearings and whether the Justice Department is any closer to indicting Trump over the January 6th insurrection.

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