‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, SEPT. 24, 2015–TWO-HOUR PLUS SPECIAL ON POPE FRANCIS IN DC, CLIMATE JUSTICE, IMMIGRATION, INCOME INEQUALITY AND THE CONTROVERSIAL CANONIZATION OF JUNIPERO SERRA

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 This expanded, two-and-a-half-hour edition includes coverage of Pope Francis in Washington, DC and what he and activists have to say on issues of climate justice, immigration, income inequality and the controversial canonization of Junipero Serra, who established Catholic missions in California that historians say led to the extermination of tens of thousands […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015–THE MIGRATION CRISIS AND ITS ROOT IN IMPERIALIST WARS, INTERVENTION AND DESTRUCTION. ALSO, ANTI-WAR ACTIVISTS CELEBRATE THE IRAN-NUCLEAR DEAL

SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 This month’s installment of “The F Word” is all about the migration crisis and the root of that crisis in imperialist wars, plunder and destruction. Also, anti-war activists supporting the Iran-nuclear deal celebrate a victory and there are actions to end the blockade on Cuba. Guests: Gerald Horne and Arturo Viscarra. Other […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, SEPT. 10, 2015–DC’S NEW ‘ANTI-CRIME’ BILL AND PROTESTERS GIVE SAUDI ARABIA’S KING AN ‘UN-ROYAL’ WELCOME AT THE WHITE HOUSE

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 At a town hall meeting called by the ACLU, residents of Ward 8 in Washington, DC express frustration with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s new anti-crime plan that they say targets their community without helping it. Also, protesters give Saudi Arabia’s king an UN-royal welcome at the White House. Voices include Medea Benjamin,the Rev. […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, SEPT. 3, 2015–CAN A NEW LAW IN ILLINOIS SET A STANDARD TO END KILLINGS AND TORTURE BY POLICE? ALSO, VOICES OF ‘HEROES, NOT LOOTERS’ AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA

SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 Can a new law in Illinois set a national standard to end killings and torture by police? We talk to attorney Flint Taylor who has been revealing what is criminal in the criminal justice system for more than 45 years, from the 1969 assassination of Black Panther Fred Hampton by the Chicago […]