‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, DEC. 24, 2015–VOICES FROM THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE POETRY SERIES, SPLIT THIS ROCK, POEMS OF PROVOCATION AND WITNESS

Voices from the 10th Anniversary of the Sunday Kind of Love poetry series held December 20, 2015 at Busboys and Poets in DC. Like WPFW’s Sunday Kind of Love music program, the poetry series takes its name from the popular 1940’s jazz standard. The poetry program is produced by Split this Rock, poems of provocation […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, DEC. 17, 2015–MEDEA BENJAMIN TALKS ABOUT TRUMP, CORPORATE, MILITARY AND SAUDI POWER ON ‘THE F-WORD’

On our final segment of The F-Word this year, Esther Iverem looks back at 2015 and look forward to 2016 with activist Medea Benjamin. And why is the race for the U.S. presidency a scary circus with scary clowns? Jamila Bey offers lumps of coal for GOP contenders for the presidency. Guest: Medea Benjamin. Other […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, DEC. 10, 2015–THE CLIMATE AND OUR SURVIVAL: AN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ACTIVIST AT THE U.N. CLIMATE SUMMIT IN PARIS

Environmental justice activists at the UN Climate Summit push back against an agreement that they say means genocide for Africa and so much of the African diaspora. We speak with Leslie G. Fields, a DC-based activist on the ground in Paris at the summit. And stateside, activists continue to ORGANIZE against Islamophobia, state violence and […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, DEC. 3, 2015–FATHER OF SLAIN TEENAGER JORDAN DAVIS TALKS ABOUT AWARD NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY “3 1/2 MINUTES, 10 BULLETS” AND ABOUT THE ECONOMIC BOYCOTT FOR BLACK LIVES

Ron Davis, whose son Jordan Davis was shot to death by Michael Dunn after a dispute over loud rap music at a Florida gas station, talks about the award-nominated documentary “3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets” and about the economic boycott to support Black lives. Also, Side-Eye on the creeping fascism of Election 2016 and headlines […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, NOV. 19, 2015 — MARCHING AGAINST THE TPP AND OPPOSING EXELON’S TAKEOVER OF DC’S ELECTRIC UTILITY, PEPCO

As the world continues to reel from terror attacks, activists marched in DC this week against economic violence—the violence that would be wrought by the Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty or TPP, a global corporate takeover that is flying under the radar as Congress must vote in the coming weeks to approve it or not approve […]