Sonali Kolhatkar is the host and creator of Rising Up with Sonali, a weekly television and radio program that airs on Free Speech TV and Pacifica Radio stations and affiliates around the United States. She has won numerous awards, including Best TV Anchor and Best National Political Commentary from the LA Press Club, and has been nominated for Best Radio Anchor four years in a row. Currently the Racial Justice editor at Yes! Magazine and a Writing Fellow with the Independent Media Institute, she co-authored her first book, Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence, with Jim Ingalls. Sonali is the co-Director of the non-profit group, Afghan Women's Mission. Sonali earned her MS in Astronomy from the University of Hawaii, and two undergraduate degrees in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin. She resides with her husband and two sons in Pasadena, California.