Apr 22 2014

Conversation with Jennifer Ouellette on the Science of Self

Genes, we are taught in high school biology, are inherited from our parents and determine, to a great extent, our physical, physiological, and even psychological traits. But, humans share an overwhelmingly large percentage of our genes with one another. What then creates the stunning diversity we see among humans? Do our genes direct our behaviors and our disposition to diseases? What wins out in the age-old contest between nature and nurture?

Attempting to ask and answer these questions is science writer and journalist Jennifer Ouellette whose new book is called Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self.

Watch Part 1 of a video of Uprising host interviewing Jennifer Ouellette about her book: http://youtu.be/z-wWdySv5Sk

Watch Part 2 of a video of Uprising host interviewing Jennifer Ouellette about her book: http://youtu.be/z-wWdySv5Sk

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Apr 22 2014

Journalist Nick Turse Discusses the Real War in Vietnam

In a book that became a New York Times bestseller and earned its author Nick Turse numerous awards, the Vietnam war consisted of one My Lai massacre after another. According to Turse’s meticulous research, based on extensive and mostly forgotten documents from the war and first person interviews with US vets and Vietnamese survivors, the modus operandi in the war was to “Kill Anything That Moves,” which is the title of his book.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke recently with Nick Turse about his book. Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/APvywq8lFoY.

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Apr 15 2014

A Conversation with Jeremy Scahill


Jeremy Scahill is the national security correspondent for the Nation Magazine and a Fellow at the Nation Institute. He’s the author of the international bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, which won the George Polk Book Award. He is producer and writer of the film Dirty Wars and author of the book Dirty Wars. He is also a Senior Editor with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras of a new media venture called The Intercept, a Project of First Look Media.

Watch an in-depth conversation between Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar and award winning investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill: http://youtu.be/OBy14aDw5QAM

Bipasha Shom recorded this interview.

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Apr 10 2014

Conversation With Artist and Activist Favianna Rodriguez

Favianna Rodriguez is an internationally acclaimed artist and activist based in Northern California. Describing herself as “an artist, agitator, and techie working for social change,” Favianna Rodriguez was named by Utne Reader as one of its “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing The World.”

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar recently spoke with Rodriguez about her work.

Click here to watch a video of the interview: http://youtu.be/DGbnJHJAm5k

Bipasha Shom recorded this interview.

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Apr 08 2014

Greywater Corps’ Leigh Jerrard on Sustainability in a Time of Drought

Leigh Jerrard is the founder of Grey Water Corps, a company dedicated to recapturing bath and laundry water for landscape irrigation. On April 8, 2014, he spoke with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar about installing grey water systems.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/qSLFtuLwM4c

Bipasha Shom recorded this video.

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Apr 06 2014

Informed, Thoughtful, Compassionate: This is Uprising

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Here’s a short sampler of interviews by host Sonali Kolhatkar, and the kinds of guests we feature and the questions we ask on Uprising.

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