Archive for April, 2015

Apr 29 2015

More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing – PART 2

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GUEST: Jesse Hagopian teaches history, and is the Black Student Union adviser at Garfield High School, and winner of the 2013 “Secondary School Teacher of Year” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

On our program yesterday, we spoke with Jesse Hagopian, a teacher and activist who has edited the new book, More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing. Two years ago, Hagopian and …

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Apr 29 2015

U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Rises, Salvadoran Women Criminalized for Miscarriages, More than a Score – Part 2 – 04/29/2015

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On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Courtney Morris analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, we examine how women’s reproductive rights are in jeopardy. First, a look at how and why maternal mortality rates in the US are increasing, with Monica Simpson of Sistersong explores the reasons. Then, Activist Paki Wieland discusses the global movement in solidarity with the women in El Salvador who are being imprisoned – for having miscarriages. And, teacher, …

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Apr 28 2015

Newsflash: Catastrophic Situation in Yemen, Nine Face Indonesia Firing Squad, Double Standard on Holmes Vs. Tsarnaev?

Daily News Flash | Published 28 Apr 2015, 10:45 am | Comments Off on Newsflash: Catastrophic Situation in Yemen, Nine Face Indonesia Firing Squad, Double Standard on Holmes Vs. Tsarnaev? -

Uprising’s guest expert Chenjerai Kumanyika, Assistant Professor of Communications Studies at Clemson University, analyzes to day’s news headlines:

The Red Cross has warned that the humanitarian situation in war-torn Yemen is reaching catastrophic proportions. The US-Saudi war against Houthi rebels, who took over the Gulf Arab nation, has made it impossible for aid delivery to civilians by sea. And, news reports indicate that land transport of aid is being held …

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Apr 28 2015

Aftermath of Nepal’s Earthquake: Crucial Two Weeks for Survivors

Feature Stories | Published 28 Apr 2015, 10:30 am | Comments Off on Aftermath of Nepal’s Earthquake: Crucial Two Weeks for Survivors -

GUEST: Darius Teter, Vice President of Programs at Oxfam.

Millions of Nepalese have been impacted by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit the landlocked South Asian nation on Saturday. Initial estimates of the dead were 1,200 but that more than doubled to about 4,000 yesterday. Now Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has announced that the final death toll could reach 10,000. Bodies still remain trapped and rescue efforts are in full-force. …

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Apr 28 2015

Baltimore Protests Trigger Curfews, National Guard Called In

Feature Stories | Published 28 Apr 2015, 10:15 am | Comments Off on Baltimore Protests Trigger Curfews, National Guard Called In -

GUEST: Marshall “Eddie” Conway, former Black Panther Party leader in Baltimore, currently a reporter with the Real News Network.

Baltimore, Maryland, was the scene of major protests and police response yesterday, as hundreds of National Guardsmen were called in. Hundreds of people were arrested and fifteen police officers are reported hospitalized for injuries. A hundred and forty four cars were reportedly set on fire. News reports abound with stories of “rioting …

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Apr 28 2015

More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing – PART 1

Feature Stories,Featured Book | Published 28 Apr 2015, 10:05 am | Comments Off on More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing – PART 1 -

GUEST: Jesse Hagopian is the editor of ‘More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing’.

Two years ago, teachers at Garfield High School in Seattle, tired of seeing their students have precious teaching time stolen from them because of the hours of required standardized testing, decided they would revolt. They began refusing to administer the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test. The revolt spread to a number of …

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Apr 28 2015

Nepal Devastation, Baltimore Uprising, More Than a Score, Part 1– 04/28/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Chenjerai Kumanyika analyses breaking news of the day. Plus, hundreds of thousands of people are left homeless and an estimated 10,000 are dead from Nepal’s devastating earthquake. Vice President of Programs at Oxfam Darius Teter talks about the latest situation. Then, former Black Panther leader turned reporter, Marshall “Eddie” Conway reports from Baltimore, which is wracked by protests and police, as the National Guard is called in. And, …

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Apr 27 2015

Newsflash: 3,800 Dead in Nepal, Obama Waives Guidelines for Pakistan Drone Program, Freddie Gray to Be Laid to Rest

Daily News Flash | Published 27 Apr 2015, 10:45 am | Comments Off on Newsflash: 3,800 Dead in Nepal, Obama Waives Guidelines for Pakistan Drone Program, Freddie Gray to Be Laid to Rest -

Uprising’s guest expert Rahul Mahajan, a sociologist and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond, analyzes today’s news headlines:

The death toll from Saturday’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has risen to 3,800, more than double the initial estimate. Tens of thousands of people remain homeless and concerns are increasing of emergency food and water supplies running out. Bodies are still being pulled out of the …

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Apr 27 2015

Report: 130,000 March in Los Angeles to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

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Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar and Senior Producer Bipasha Shom report from Los Angeles.

An estimated 130,000 people gathered in Los Angeles on Friday, many traveling from outside the city, to “March for Justice” on the hundredth anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Southern California, where this program is produced, is an epicenter of the Armenian community, the largest group of Armenians living outside Armenia. On the anniversary, young and old, men, women, …

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Apr 27 2015

Tales of the Grim Sleeper: A Documentary of How a Serial Killer Terrorized a South LA Community

Feature Stories | Published 27 Apr 2015, 10:15 am | Comments Off on Tales of the Grim Sleeper: A Documentary of How a Serial Killer Terrorized a South LA Community -

GUESTS: Nick Broomfield the award winning film maker of ‘Tales of the Grim Sleeper.’ And, Margaret Prescod, founder of the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders, and host of Sojourner Truth radio which airs on KPFK, Pacifica Radio every Tuesday through Friday at 7 am.

*This story was originally broadcast on Uprising with Sonali on 12/12/2014.

Los Angeles in the 1980s and 90s, was an epicenter of violence and drugs. The worst …

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