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).

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Latest Stories from Rising Up With Sonali:

  • Defiant Trump Rallies Base in Phoenix While Thousands Protest
    by Admin on August 23, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    FEATURING MARIA CASTRO – Thousands of activists gathered outside a campaign-style rally by Donald Trump on Tuesday evening in Phoenix, Arizona. Inside the Phoenix Convention Center members of Trump’s base gathered to hear the President give a defiant speech totaling more than an hour during which he railed against the media, conjured up claims of... […]

  • An Argument For Non-Violence in the Face of Nazis and Fascists
    by Admin on August 23, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    FEATURING ANTONIA JUHASZ – At a campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday night, Donald Trump denounced the protesters gathered outside saying, “They show up in the helmets and the black masks and they’ve got clubs, they’ve got everything.” He added, “Antifa!” referring to the anti-fascist groups that have mobilized, sometimes strategically using violence to... […]

  • Trump Contradicts Himself, Promises Afghan War Escalation
    by Admin on August 22, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    FEATURING EMRAN FEROZ – Donald Trump finally unveiled his long-anticipated plan for the Afghanistan war on Monday evening. After considering a variety of plans from troop withdrawal to privatizing the war, Trump settled on what military generals have been pushing for and what he himself railed against for years: an escalation of the longest war... […]

  • Trump Betrays Consumers In Favor of Predatory Lenders, Gun Sellers
    by Admin on August 22, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    FEATURING DAVID DAYEN – Donald Trump’s Justice Department has quietly ended a consumer protection program that the Obama Administration had put into place and that had been proven to work. Operation Choke Point was meant to protect bank account holders from dubious and fraudulent withdrawals by predatory lenders and others. The program, which began in... […]

  • Weekend Marches Denounced Racism and Prison System
    by Admin on August 21, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    FEATURING LAILA AZIZ – A week after the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia between Nazis and anti-fascists, the streets of Boston, Massachusetts were filled this past Saturday with tens of thousands of protesters denouncing white supremacy. The Boston march was organized by groups like Black Lives Matter to counter a planned rally by white supremacist... […]

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