Free Speech TV Launches Two New Daily Programs Featuring Fresh Voices



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Denver, CO, October 20, 2016 – Free Speech TV has launched two new daily programs -  TWIB! Prime with @ElonJames White, and Rising Up with Sonali. 

TWIB! Prime w/@ElonJames White features the latest in race, politics and pop culture, hosted from Oakland by political humorist and commentator, Elon James White.  Elon is joined by a rotating cast of nationally recognized leaders as hosts, guests and correspondents.   The cast has included – political strategist L. Joy Williams; senior legal analyst Imani Gandy; University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Anthea Butler; brand marketing consultant Dara M. Wilson; award-winning author and North Carolina State professor Dr. Blair L.M. Kelley; poet, performer and author Amber Flame; and mental health advocate Bassey Ikpi. Funding for TWiB! Prime with @ElonJames White is generously provided, in part, by the Voqal Fund. 

Rising Up with Sonali features probing interviews and analysis that connect global issues with local ones, empowering and mobilizing viewers to take an active role in their communities. Longtime radio journalist, activist, artist and former astrophysicist, Sonali Kolhatkar hosts from Los Angeles. 

On joining the lineup, Sonali Kolhatkar says, “I’m so thrilled to be joining the excellent line up of progressive programming at Free Speech TV and look forward to sharing my work with a wider, national audience.“  

TWiB! Prime and Rising Up will join such noted shows as Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, The Bill Press Show, The Stephanie Miller Show, The Thom Hartmann Program, and The David Pakman Show on the Free Speech TV lineup.  

“Elon and Sonali are both remarkable journalists. They bring additional depth and diversity to our daily program lineup.  We are delighted to welcome their voices to our network,” says Ron Williams, Executive Director of Free Speech TV.  

Rising Up airs Monday through Friday at 6 pm ET.  TWiB! Prime Monday through Thursday at 9:00 pm ET.  

Free Speech TV ( is a national, independent, nonprofit news network committed to advancing progressive social change. As the alternative to television networks owned by billionaires, governments and corporations, FSTV elevates diverse, unique perspectives through daily news programs, independent documentaries and special events coverage. Free Speech TV reaches over 38 million households nationally on DISH, DIRECTV, and over 150 full- and part-time community cable affiliates. FSTV streams live at and is available on Roku, Amazon Fire and Google Nexus.

A more just and democratic world is possible when the media empowers people with the information they need to fight for what matters.

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