‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, AUG. 27, 2015–PROPOSAL DENIED FOR EXELON TO TAKE OVER DC’S ELECTRIC UTILITY, ALSO, ‘THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION’ AND ‘ROSENWALD’–

AUGUST 27, 2015 In a huge David-versus-Goliath victory for activists, The D.C. Public Service Commission denies the proposal by Exelon for a $6.4 billion takeover of the DMV’s electrical utility Pepco. And, on this fourth Thursday dedicated to arts and activism, two movies about social justice: “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” and “Rosenwald.” […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, AUG. 20, 2015–POLICE AND ‘THE TRUE FACE OF AMERICAN FASCISM,’ THE DISENFRANCHISED TO THE STREETS OF BALTIMORE

AUGUST 20, 2015 Salon writer Andrew O’Hehir and WPFW host Garland Nixon join us to talk about police and the “true face of American fascism” for this month’s installment of “The F Word.” Also, disenfranchised men and women in Baltimore take to the streets to talk about “the new Jim Crow.”. Headlines include funeral services […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, AUG. 13, 2015–ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE FERGUSON UPRISING, CONTINUED RESISTANCE TO POLICE TERROR, AN ANALYSIS OF THE INFORMATION WARS AND THE POLITICAL ROOTS OF RACIAL TRACKING IN THE AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

AUGUST 13, 2015 ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE FERGUSON UPRISING, CONTINUED RESISTANCE TO POLICE TERROR, AN ANALYSIS OF THE INFORMATION WARS AND THE POLITICAL ROOTS OF RACIAL TRACKING IN THE AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. Guests and Voices: Jabari Asim, Nina Moore, Eugene Puryear, E.Faye Williams, Anise Jenkins, Julie Taylor, Davey-D, Allie McCracken and Zein El-Amin. […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, AUG. 6, 2015–50 YEARS AGO TODAY, THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW. AND THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES TODAY, INCLUDING FOR 40,000 PEOPLE RIGHT IN THE DMV

AUGUST 6, 2015 50 YEARS AGO TODAY, THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW. AND THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES TODAY, INCLUDING FOR 40,000 PEOPLE RIGHT IN THE DMV. ALSO, ANNIVERSARIES FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER AND HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI ACTIVISTS. Guests and voices: John Comer and Perry Hopkins of Communities United, U.S. Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) and President […]