Venezuela Govt Faces Major Challenges, Mass Protests

FEATURING MIGUEL TINKER SALAS – Venezuela is in the news again. Three people including a Venezuelan soldier and a teenager were reportedly killed in clashes during street protests in Caracas and other cities. GM has announced it will leave Venezuela, saying that the government had seized its assets. Ordinary Venezuelans are struggling to have access…

‘The Promise’ Brings Alive Saga of the Armenian Genocide

FEATURING STEPHANIE ABRAHAM – Just in time for the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian genocide, a new film is hitting theaters called The Promise. The film stars Oscar Isaac as an Armenian medical student, Charlotte Le Bon as an Armenian-born French woman, and Christian Bale as an American journalist. A love triangle between the three…

New Coalition Against Surveillance Says ‘Fly, Don’t Spy’

FEATURING NATHAN WHITE – The Department of Homeland Security under the leadership of Retired General John Kelly has indicated that it is considering a wide range of options to fulfill Donald Trump’s idea of “extreme vetting” of foreign travelers. Among those options is requiring travelers at airports to turn over their phones to security officials,…

Vote First Or Die: The New Hampshire Primary

FEATURING SCOTT CONROY – Lawmakers in California, sick of their state’s lack of influence over the Presidential elections have proposed moving up their primary race to just after Iowa and New Hampshire. Currently the nation’s most populous and most racially diverse state holds it primary so late in the year that presidential candidates often fail…

What is Behind The Rise of Jean-Luc Mélenchon in France?

FEATURING JEAN BRICMONT – French voters will go to the polls on April 23rd for the first round of voting in their Presidential elections. If no single candidate wins a clear majority, there will be a run-off election between the top two vote winners on May 7th. International on-lookers are watching the elections will great…

EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

FEATURING ERIK ASSADOURIAN – This year on Earth Day, thousands of people all over the US and the world will march in support of science, the importance of funding scientific research, and understanding scientific data. Ahead of Earth Day, the World Watch Institute has released a new book and project called EarthEd: Rethinking Education on…

KPFK Presents Dr. Richard Wolff 04/20/17 @ 7pm, Los Angeles

Dr. Richard Wolff, the acclaimed economist, will be speaking at a KPFK event this Thursday April 20, 7 pm @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Rising Up host Sonali Kolhatkar will be among those introducing him. Tickets are available at http://richardwolffkpfk.brownpapertickets.com Watch a short video excerpt from an interview with Dr. Wolff on Rising Up With Sonali: