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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 with Sonali, 11/18/22

This week, as thousands of government officials, oil and gas representatives, and climate justice activists gather in Sharm El-Shaikh, Egypt for COP 27, the latest UN climate conference, Andreanecia Morris, Chair of the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance will explain whats at stake. Then, well turn to journalist and author John Nichols for his analysis of the 2022 midterm election results and what they mean for the next 2 years. Finally, as nearly 50,000 UC academic researchers and graduate students commence a historic strike for better working conditions, well turn to UC San Diego post-doc Joyce Chan for an explanation of why she's striking.

Rising Up with Sonali, 11/11/22

This week, well examine how women of color are running for office in record numbers and what women of color voters want. My guest will be Aimee Allison, executive director and founder of She the People. Then well turn to acclaimed bestselling author and economist Nomi Prins to discuss her newest book, Permanent Distortion: How the Financial Markets Abandoned the Real Economy Forever. Finally, well speak with Nora Benavidez, Senior Counsel and Director, Digital Justice and Civil Rights at Free Press about why she thinks Elon Musks $44 billion acquisition of Twitter is a step backward for democracy.

Rising Up with Sonali, 11/1/22

This week, well examine how women of color are running for office in record numbers and what women of color voters want. My guest will be Aimee Allison, executive director and founder of She the People. Then well turn to acclaimed bestselling author and economist Nomi Prins to discuss her newest book, Permanent Distortion: How the Financial Markets Abandoned the Real Economy Forever. Finally, well speak with Nora Benavidez, Senior Counsel and Director, Digital Justice and Civil Rights at Free Press about why she thinks Elon Musks $44 billion acquisition of Twitter is a step backward for democracy.

Rising Up 10/26/04

This week, we'll examine the rise and fall of Prime Minister Liz Truss in the U.K., why her prescription for economic revival was her downfall, and what her replacement Rishi Sunak offers. Our guest is economist Richard Wolff. Then, weeks from the November midterm elections, we'll turn to investigative journalist Greg Palast to discuss his new film Vigilante: Georgias Voter Suppression Hitman. Finally, activist and artist, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, joins us for a conversation about her powerful new book, The Trauma of Caste: A Dalit Feminist Meditation on Suvivorship, Healing, and Abolition.

Rising Up 10/19/04

This week, we'll turn to The Nation magazines D.C. Bureau Chief Chris Lehmann for a preview of the upcoming midterm elections: which Senate and House seats to watch for, and which party appears likely to control Congress. Then, we'll examine the huge scandal that has rocked the Los Angeles City Council in the wake of leaked recordings between several council members using racist and violent language. Our guest, Eunisses Hernandez is a well known progressive activist who beat one of the incumbents in question in June and takes her seat later this year. Finally, award winning journalist Joshua Frank, co-editor of Counterpunch joins us to discuss his new book Atomic Days: The Untold Story of the Most Toxic Place in America.

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