KPFK Is In Pledge Drive!

Dear Rising Up With Sonali fans, KPFK is in Pledge Drive! Remember, we do not rely on sponsored advertisement to survive; We depend on listeners, like you, to keep KPFK alive! Please show your support for this program by calling (818) 985-5735 between 8-9 am Pacific Standard Time and making your pledge. You can also visit and make your contributions online. Thank you for your continued trust and support!

EVENT: Oscar Lopez Rivera To Speak in Pasadena

Sonali Kolhatkar interviews former political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera. Where: Pasadena City College, Westerbeck Hall, Center for the Arts at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106. When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 9-11 am. RSVP:

New Year Special: Confronting Trumpism in Year 2

As Donald Trump begins the second year of his Presidency join us for a Facebook live New Year's one-hour special on Rising Up With Sonali on January 2nd at 12 noon PST (3 pm EST) featuring our regular correspondent Arun Gupta. Visit to watch the live streaming video conversation. During the 1-hour special, Arun and Sonali will review what has been lost over the past 12 months, discuss how the left can confront Trumpism, find hope in dark times, and (given their shared love of food) explore the intersection of food and politics. Gupta is an investigative journalist who has written for dozens of publications including the Washington Post, the Guardian, The Nation, Salon, and Raw Story. He is also author of the forthcoming book, "Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction." Sonali Kolhatkar is host and executive producer of Rising Up With Sonali.

Vacation Announcement

Dear viewers/listeners, The 'Rising Up' crew is on vacation! Please enjoy some of the best of our previous programming for the next few days! We'll be back with new stories soon! Stay tuned!

EVENT: Melvin A. Goodman Talks with Sonali

For our Southern California audience: Melvin A. Goodman will be in conversation with Sonali Kolhatkar, Host and Executive Producer of "Rising Up With Sonali," discussing his new book Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence. * The conversation will be taped for later airing on Rising Up With Sonali WHEN: Monday June 26, 7 pm WHERE: Vroman’s Pasadena, 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101 This event is free and open to the public.

Rising Up host Sonali Kolhatkar Snags Five LA Press Club Nominations

LOS ANGELES - Veteran morning-drive time Pacifica radio host Sonali Kolhatkar, has garnered 5 nominations for the 59th Southern California Journalism Awards, hosted by the Los Angeles Press Club. Three out of Kolhatkar's five nominations are for her broadcast journalism on Rising Up With Sonali, with two in the category of Best TV Anchor, and one for Best TV Talk/Public Affairs. Rising Up With Sonali is a daily one hour, interview-format program produced at KPFK Pacifica Radio in Southern California, but airs on many stations and affiliates nationwide including Pacifica's flagship KPFA in the Bay area. The television version of the program is carried by Free Speech TV (Dish Network, DirecTV, Roku). "I'm proud of the work that we manage to accomplish everyday," said Kolhatkar. "Together with my producer Anna Buss, our small team consisting only of two immigrant women, manages to produce as much high-quality journalistic content as outlets that

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 Watch a short video excerpt from an interview with Dr. Wolff on Rising Up With Sonali:

Sonali Will Be Back in January

Dear Rising Up with Sonali fans, Sonali Kolhatkar is on medical leave starting on Dec. 12. She will return to the airwaves in mid-January, when we'll be back producing daily shows! In the meantime, we'll be replaying the best interviews from 2016, focusing on the economy, political, social, racial issues, the media, LGBTQ rights, foreign policy, immigration and many other topics; You can still listen to the show on many stations in the Pacifica Radio Network and watch us on Free Speech TV daily. Happy holidays!