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    Rising Up w/Sonali Newsfeed

    • Critics Slam Scholastic For Rosy Portrayal of Trump in Kids’ Books

      FEATURING DEBORAH MENKART – The school textbook publishing giant Scholastic is under fire – for its children’s books about President Donald Trump. Scholastic publishes a large numbers of books that are in wide use throughout American schools and libraries. While the corporation has gotten in trouble before, this new scandal has irked many Americans over...

    • Mumia Abu Jamal on How Trump Thinks He’s King

      FEATURING MUMIA ABU JAMAL – A new poll by Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has found that Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of presidential self-pardons. Eighty five percent of Americans surveyed think it would be wrong for a president caught committing a crime to pardon him- or herself. That number includes 75% of all Republicans,...

    • SCOTUS Hears Arguments in Case That Could Upend Unions

      FEATURING MICHAEL PAARLBERG – The US Supreme Court in late February heard arguments in a case that could upend the organized labor movement and the power of unions. The case Janus Vs. AFSCME represents the culmination of years of corporate lobbying for what is deceptively labeled as the “right to work.” An Illinois state government...

    • Rising Up In the Streets: Rally Against Family Separation and Detention

      FEATURING VARIOUS ACTIVISTS – President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order ending the practice of separating undocumented children from their parents – a policy that he used his executive authority to informally begin and then formally adopt. After days of falsely accusing the Democratic Party for the actions he chose to take, Trump...

    Democracy Now Newsfeed

    • ICE Detention is “Soul-Destroying”: Eritrean Immigrant Dies by Suicide During Deportation

      An Eritrean man took his own life after being deported from the United States earlier this month. Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion died by suicide at the Cairo International Airport. He was 34 years old. Testfatsion sought asylum in the United States in 2017, fleeing violence in Eritrea. He spent more than a year detained in South Florida and Ohio before he was deported. Friends and family are demanding to know why he was deported to Eritrea, despite his fears that he would be tortured or even killed there. We speak with Christine Ho, founder of a volunteer visitation program that provides support for immigrants and asylum-seekers inside Broward Transitional Center, the immigrant detention center in South Florida where Testfatsion was jailed for more than a year.

    • Investigation: Substandard Medical Care in ICE Detention is Killing Immigrants, Endangering Lives

      Human Rights Watch has a new report that exposes dangerously substandard medical care in ICE detention facilities around the country and reveals that more people died in immigration detention in fiscal year 2017 than any year since 2009. Physicians reviewed 15 deaths in immigration detention from December 2015 to April 2017, determining that substandard medical care contributed or led to eight of the 15 deaths. “What we found is ICE, the agency that's detaining now 40,000 people… and wants to expand, cannot provide adequately for the safety of the people that it holds," says Clara Long, senior researcher at Human Rights Watch. She's the author of the report "Code Red: The Fatal Consequences of Dangerously Substandard Medical Care in Immigration Detention."

    • Immigrant Parents Search for Children Snatched by Gov't at the Border, But Reunification Is Rare

      More 2,300 children have been separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border after their parents were charged with illegal entry under the Trump administration's ongoing "zero tolerance" policy. As concerns grow about poor coordination between Customs and Border Patrol, which takes the children, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which puts them into detention and foster care, _The Intercept_ has a new report on one of the first reunifications. We speak with journalist Debbie Nathan about a Guatemalan woman whose 5-year-old son was taken from her last month by immigration authorities in Texas after she sought asylum, and has been reunited with him after 38 days in detention. We also speak with Clara Long, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch. "It was a lot of work that took place outside of the government system," Nathan says. “It was really a wonderful thing, but it was exceptional."

    • Headlines for June 22, 2018

      Military Prepares Four Bases to Hold 20,000 Immigrant Children, Ex-Head of Office of Refugees Accuses Trump Administration of “Child Abuse”, Republicans Postpone Harsh Immigration Bill, Melania Trump Heads to Border Wearing “I Really Don’t Care” Jacket, ICE Arrests 146 in Ohio in Largest Immigration Raid in Years, Parents with Babies Protest at ICE Field Office, Guatemalan Mother Seeks Sanctuary in NYC Church, Cynthia Nixon: ICE Has Turned Into a "Terrorist Organization", Hundreds Shut Down Highway Protesting Police Killing of Antwon Rose, Lancet Study: Police Killings of Black Americans Harms Mental Health of Black Population, NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Agrees to Plea Deal, Trump Proposes Merging Departments of Labor and Education, Nikki Haley Slams U.N. For Examining Poverty in United States, 100 Arrested in Poor People's Campaign Action at U.S. Capitol, Israel Considers Bill to Criminalize Filming Israeli Soldiers, Benjamin Netanyahu's Wife Indicted for Fraud

    BradBlog Newsfeed

    • Out For Your Kids, Your Privacy, and Your Blood: 'BradCast' 6/22/2018

      On today's BradCast, Brad and Desi are off breathing deeply. I’m sitting in – Angie Coiro, host of the syndicated In Deep with Angie Coiro. First up, I spend time with ZIVA BRANSTETTER, Senior Editor with Reveal. She and the Reveal investigative team broke a number of key stories involving the child detainees this week: the [...]

    • Death and Taxes at SCOTUS: 'BradCast' 6/21/2018

      On today's BradCast, we have not one, but two important and separate warnings for Donald Trump and the Republican Party, as pulled from the deep audio archives of 1988. Both of which --- on two separate topics from two separate people --- they seem to be completely ignoring, even as one of those warnings comes [...]

    • 'Green News Report' - June 21, 2018

      IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Blocked water study finally released by Trump Administration, reveals widespread chemical contamination; Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reduces the nutritional value of food crops; Trump rescinds Obama's protections for oceans and Great Lakes; PLUS: It's been thirty years since Dr. James Hansen first warned Congress about climate change... All that [...]

    • Trump's Lie Collapses, Is Forced to Reverse Family Separation Policy...Sort Of: 'BradCast' 6/20/2018

      On today's BradCast: Trump gets even uglier as he's forced to back down on his lies about his immigration policies. A few election results out of D.C. and Arkansas. And some thoughts for progressive voters as we barrel towards this November's crucial midterms. [Audio link to show posted below.] First up: A quick round-up of results [...]

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    • Rhapsody in Black

      2:00pm - 4:00pm

      Classic R&B from the 40's thru the 70's

    • Afro~Dicia

      4:00pm - 6:00pm

      Hosted by Nnamdi Moweta, is a weekly experience into the world of African music from all across the Diaspora. With classic & modern tracks ranging from AfroBeat to Zouk, Afrodicia hits the mark and wets your appetite for African and Afro-Caribbean music.

    • Canto Sin Fronteras

      6:00pm - 8:00pm

      with Tanya Mayahuel Torres. The best music from Latin- America and the World with a Political Edge. Dedicated to the diffusion of Latin American folk, trova, nuevo canto, and World music with social-political themes not allowed on other radio stations

    • Canto Tropical

      8:00pm - 10:00pm

      "Canto Tropical" is a trilingual fast-paced music show focusing on Salsa, Mambo, Afro-Cuban, & Latin jazz from throughout the world. Exciting new selections each week, insightful interviews with local and visiting artists, and give-aways

    • Travel Tips for Aztlan

      10:00pm - 12:00am

      The best music from the latin youth culture including rock, salsa, cumbia, hip-hop, ska, electronica and LatinX ChicanoX Music, Cultural news and information showcase

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