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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 5/19/22

This week, well turn to Rosa Clemente, a long time scholar-activist, to examine the roots of the white supremacist massacre in Buffalo, New York. Shell also connect it to growing attacks on communities of color, and how the coming ban on abortion is linked to the wave of ethnic cleansing efforts led by the the far-right. Then, Ericka Taylor, head of the Take on Wall Street campaign by Americans for Financial Reform will examine the historical roots of the racial wealth gap and the solutions that she recommends to undo that gap"from reparations to re-writing the tax code.

Rising Up 5/12/2022

This week, in light of the Supreme Courts leaked draft ruling overturning the Roe Vs. Wade abortion precedent, well examine the broader implications. First, Michele Goodwin, UC Irvine professor and author of Policing the Womb will link abortion bans to the racist police state and how abortion opponents rely on broader criminalization tactics. Then, Chrissy Stroop, senior correspondent for Religion Dispatches, will share her thoughts on whether overturning same sex marriage and criminalizing transgender people is next for the extreme Christian right. Finally, well pivot to climate change. In light of the World Meteorological Organizations announcement this week that there is a 50% chance of hitting 1.5 degrees Celsius on average global temperatures in the next five years, well turn to Peter Fiekowsky, author of Climate Restoration: The Only Future That Will Sustain the Human Race.

Rising Up 5/5/2022

This week, well cover the bombshell revelation from the U.S. Supreme Court that conservative justices, in a leaked draft opinion, have issued to overturn Roe Vs. Wade. My guest will be Ann Marie Benitez, Senior Director of Government Relations at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice. Then, India Walton of RootsAction.org joins me to discuss student debt cancellation, why Republicans are opposing it, and why Biden is stalling. Finally, Professor and Black Lives Matter leader Dr. Melina Abdullah explains why she was recently forcibly removed by police from a Los Angeles mayoral debate on her public universitys campus and how even liberal politicians are betraying their promises of racial justice.

Rising Up 4/28/2022

This week, workers at Starbucks locations around the country are voting to unionize. Today well turn to Joe Thompson, a shift manager at a Santa Cruz Starbucks and one of the lead organizers with Starbucks Workers United. Then, 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. Finally, Ron Fein, Legal Director of Free Speech for People will explain why his organization is forcing GOP representatives seeking reelection like Marjorie Taylor Greene to face hearings about their roles in the January 6th attack on the Capitol.

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