‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, OCT. 29, 2015–SUPPORT FOR THE EMBATTLED PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE

OCTOBER 29, 2015 Based on deceptively edited videos showing a Planned Parenthood staffer discussing donated fetal tissue for research, Republicans in Congress have held hearings, attempted to defund Planned Parenthood and have even threatened to shut down the government in order to attempt the defunding. In the crazy circus that is the Republican presidential primary, […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, OCT. 22, 2015–BLACK JACOBINS: THE U.S., THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION AND THE ORIGINS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

OCTOBER 22, 2015 Today, a history of social justice. We speak with prolific author and activist Gerald Horne about his new book, Confronting Black Jacobins: The U.S., the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic. The book chronicles the world and historic impact of the Haitian Revolution, which was the product of the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, OCT. 15, 2015–FOLLOWING THE ‘JUSTICE OR ELSE’ MARCH AND THE FIRST DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, A FOCUS ON ACTIVISM AND ECONOMICS

OCTOBER 15, 2015 Following up the October 10 “Justice or Else” march and the first Democratic presidential debate, this show focuses on activism and economics. We speak to Black Lives Matter activist Kymone Freeman and activist Ruth Caplan, about new initiatives to create more control over our public dollars. Then in the second half of […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, OCT. 8, 2015–THE RUN-UP TO ‘JUSTICE OR ELSE,’ THE U.S. BOMBS A HOSPITAL AND A NEW EFFORT TO HELP GIRLS

OCTOBER 8, 2015 The run-up to the October 10, 2015 “Justice or Else” rally, the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. We talk to a march organizer and the DC chapter of the National Black United Front. Also, what Dr. Chu Chu Onwuachi-Saunders is doing to focus on and help girls and another doctor, […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, OCT. 1, 2015–MORE VOICES FROM THE MORAL ACTION ON CLIMATE JUSTICE RALLY

OCTOBER 1, 2015 More voices from the September 24, 2015 Moral Action on Climate Justice Rally, a national and international mobilization of musicians, faith leaders and climate activists, including the Rev. William Barber of the Moral Monday Movement, musicians like Sean Paul and also Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers union. Part 1 […]