Sonali Kolhatkar

Broadcast Journalism

Sonali Kolhatkar is the host and executive producer of Rising Up With Sonali, a daily, drive-time nationally syndicated radio and television program.

Rising Up With Sonali is a brand new program. Previously, Sonali hosted and produced Uprising with Sonali, a drive-time radio show that debuted in 2003, making it the longest running drive time radio program in Southern California hosted by a woman of color.

Rising Up With Sonali can be heard on KPFK Pacifica Radio in Southern California on Mondays and Tuesdays and on KPFA Pacifica Radio in Northern California every week day from 8 to 9 am PST. The television version of the program can be viewed on the show’s Vimeo channel and is forthcoming on Free Speech TV (DirecTV, Dish Network, Roku).

Watch a “Behind-the-Scenes” video of Rising Up With Sonali:

Latest Stories from Rising Up With Sonali:

  • Post-Election Violence in Honduras Driven By US-Trained Forces
    by Admin on February 23, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    FEATURING JOSE ARTIGA – Violence in Honduras continues months after a contentious election result handed victory to incumbent Juan Orlando Hernández over challenger Salvador Nasralla. Reports have been emerging of US-trained Special Forces called “Tigres,” conducting night-time raids on the homes of protesters and arresting them. Hondurans are incensed about what they view as election... […]

  • Mumia Abu Jamal on the Parkland Massacre
    by Admin on February 23, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    FEATURING MUMIA ABU JAMAL – Today we’ll play you his latest commentary about the Parkland mass shooting. Find out more at Mumia Abu Jamal is a political prisoner and award winning journalist who regularly files commentaries from inside prison walls about contemporary political issues. […]

  • Privacy Rights Activist Challenges Pelosi Reelection
    by Admin on February 23, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    FEATURING SHAHID BUTTAR – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi became the only woman to ever be House Speaker, and hopes after this year’s mid-term elections to retake that position. The House minority leader who represents California’s very liberal leaning 12th district is now facing another hurdle on her way to retaking the house – a grassroots... […]

  • After Parkland, Students Revolt Against Gun Violence
    by Admin on February 22, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    FEATURING CHRISSY WATSON AND PHILIP GERMAIN – It’s been more than a week since a 19-year old gunman massacred 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida with an assault rifle. While most of us expected this would be a school shooting like any other where politicians offer their thoughts and prayers and then... […]

  • How Racial Discrimination in Home Loans Persists
    by Admin on February 22, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    FEATURING AARON GLANTZ – The practice of redlining has been considered a historic one, symptomatic of our nation’s racist past. It refers to how the Home Owner’s Loan Corporation in the 1930s drew lines around neighborhoods that were racially mixed or consisted of a majority of people of color, to systematically deny home loans. The... […]

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