“Feature Stories” archives

Mar 21 2016

End of an Era… And a New Beginning

Friday March 19, 2016 was the final day of this program, Uprising with Sonali. After debuting in August 2003, Uprising became the longest-running drive-time program in Southern California to be hosted by a woman. We are pleased to present a brand new show, Rising Up With Sonali also hosted and executive produced by Sonali Kolhatkar with Anna Buss as Senior Producer.

Please visit our new website www.RisingUpWithSonali.com for details.

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Mar 18 2016

Kerry Calls Islamic State “Genocidal”

GUEST: Vijay Prashad is a professor of international studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the author of 18 books, including the Future of the Arab Revolution (University of California Press, 2016). He writes weekly for Alternet.

One day after the US House of Representatives passed a resolution 393-0 declaring that ISIS was committing genocide, Secretary of State John Kerry echoed the claim. Kerry said, …

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Mar 18 2016

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

GUEST: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, and author of the new book, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.

The Black Lives Matter movement has transformed the national conversation on anti-black racism in the United States. While most of the flashpoints have centered on police violence, the movement has raised its links to institutional racism and creatively confronted politicians.

The …

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Mar 17 2016

Do Tuesday’s Primaries = a Clinton-Trump Matchup in November?

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GUEST: Joshua Holland, Writing fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute and Host of Politics and Reality Radio, and author of The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy, and Everything You need to Know About Taxes, Jobs, and Corporate America.

Bernie Sanders supporters expressed great disappointment on Wednesday morning when they awoke to find that their favorite candidate did not win a single of the …

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Mar 17 2016

Chicagoans Say #ByeAnita, Oust Pro-Cop State’s Attorney

GUEST: Sarah Macaraeg, journalist and writer based in Chicago exploring social justice issues, she is an Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Fellow, and New America Media Fellow. She writes for the Guardian, Vice, and Truthout.

As we continue our election coverage we focus on Illinois, and Chicago in particular, where tensions were high leading in to Tuesday’s primary race. A State’s attorney race in Cook County had …

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Mar 17 2016

When God Isn’t Green

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GUEST: Jay Wexler, Professor at Boston University School of Law, where he has taught Environmental Law and Church-State Law since 2001. He is the author of When God Isn’t Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide.

As a child, when I visited my home country of India, I sometimes got to witness the amazing Hindu religious spectacles that unfolded on the …

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Mar 16 2016

In FBI’s Fight Against Apple, Public Is On the Side of Tech Companies and Privacy Rights

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GUEST: Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Federal law enforcement agencies want to hack into the iPhone belonging to the suspected shooters in the massacre that took place in San Bernardino, California, last year and have asked Apple to give them access. Apple has resolutely refused, and polls show that much of the public agrees.

President Obama, at the South by Southwest …

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Mar 16 2016

Report: Hollywood Gets Failing Grades on Diversity Again

GUEST: Darnell Hunt, Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Chair of the Department of Sociology, and the Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.

As the brouhaha over the Oscars being “so white” starts to die out, one wonders if the discussion on diversity in film will come up only once a year. Ensuring fair representation of people of color …

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Mar 16 2016

The Brainwashing of My Dad

GUEST: Jen Senko, filmmaker of The Brainwashing of my Dad.

The rise of Donald Trump has confounded the country. If one had to describe a typical Trump supporter it would be a white American man who was angry. Very angry.

The businessman-turned-politician seems to be striking such a strong chord in some Americans that it seems unfathomable why so many would back a person who frequently lies, …

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Mar 15 2016

Chicago Activists Shut Down Trump Rally

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GUEST: Arun Gupta, investigative journalist who has written for dozens of publications including the Washington Post, the Guardian, The Nation, and Salon.

Activists in Chicago disrupted a planned rally for Donald Trump at the University of Illinois at Chicago last Friday. The rally was to take place at the UIC Pavilion but as an organized group of anti-Trump activists descended, clashes broke out inside and outside the …

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