2020-07-15 11:15:24

The Life And Long Shadow Of Senator Joe McCarthy



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Larry Tye about the legacy of Senator Joe McCarthy.

Many of us have heard the word “McCarthyism.” But do we know where it came from? Knowing the history of how a junior Senator from Wisconsin led one of the most traumatic political witch hunts in modern American history is a critical lesson for the Presidency of Donald Trump.

Telling the story of Senator Joe McCarthy and his crusade against “communists” at the height of The Cold War is best-selling author Larry Tye.

Larry Tye, best selling author of Bobby Kennedy and Satchel, as well as Super-man, The Father of Spin, Home Lands, and Rising from the Rails. He was an award winning reporter at the Boston Globe and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. His new book is called Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy.

This Wednesday marks two years since members of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter began demanding the resignation of  District Attorney Jackie Lacey.  The first African American woman to ever serve as D.A., Lacey has effectively protected the most violent police forces in the nation. Professor and Chair of the Department of Pan African Studies at the California State University of Los Angeles, Melina Abdullah, joins Rising Up Sonali to discuss the BLM demands.

Show Description

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and 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.

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