‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APR. 29, 2016–A PALESTINIAN SURVIVOR OF THE ‘NAKBA’ AND ARE AFRICAN AMERICANS BETTER OFF AFTER OBAMA?

Economist and author Julianne Malveaux is here with her new book, Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy that asks if African Americans are better off after the Obama presidency. And we hear from 86-year-old Mariam Fathallah, who was forced to flee her village in Palestine in 1948 when she was just 18 […]

EARTH DAY 2016 PART 2–FROM PARIS TO DC: ACTING FOR AFFORDABLE, CLEAN ENERGY

This is a special presentation of On the Ground for Earth Day, April 22, 2016. From Paris to DC: Acting for Affordable Clean Energy, is a panel discussion that was held March 3, 2016 at the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area. The focus was 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the next steps […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APR. 22, 2016–ON EARTH DAY, FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE IN FLINT, MICHIGAN AND HOW HAS THE 2015 PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT IMPACTED THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT?

We talk to people fighting for justice for the residents of Flint, Michigan, who have been poisoned by actions of the state. We also talk to environmentalists about what has happened since last November’s historic Paris Climate Agreement, and we’ll catch up with local activists in the DMV who are continuing to wage battle with […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SPECIAL–AFTER DEMOCRACY SPRING, THE DEMOCRACY AWAKENING RALLY AT THE U.S. CAPITOL, APRIL 17, 2016

After a week when hundreds were arrested at the U.S. Capitol in the Democracy Spring movement, thousands gathered at the Capitol for the Democracy Awakening rally on Sunday April 17, 2016. Featured speakers included the Rev. William Barber II of the Moral Monday Movement; Cornell William Brooks, president of the NAACP; David Goodman, brother of […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APR. 15, 2016–DEMOCRACY SPRING AT THE U.S. CAPITOL AND THE NEW POETRY ANTHOLOGY ‘RESISTING ARREST’

On what is traditionally Tax Day, hundreds at the U.S. Capitol are arrested as a part of Democracy Spring to get money out of politics, to advocate for voting rights and for racial justice. We hear voices from the racial justice rally at Democracy Awakening. Also, Tony Medina, editor of the new poetry anthology, Resisting […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APR. 8, 2016–VOICES FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, AND DOES THE CBC REPRESENT BLACK PEOPLE OR CORPORATIONS?

A new generation of civil rights advocates question whether the Black Congressional Caucus is working for Black people or for corporations. And while leaders of 50 nations gathered here last week to talk about the threat of nuclear terrorism, anti-nuclear forces said to U.S. leaders, well, WHY NOT start with the getting rid of the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAR. 31, 2016–FLINT IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG: CHALLENGES AND VICTORIES FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT

Michele Roberts, national co-chair of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance, kicks off this show’s renewed commitment to cover issues of the environment and sustainability. We speak to her and Pam Nixon about one Black West Virginia community a fighting David-versus-Goliath battles against corporate pollution, about a recent big victory, and about how the lead poisoning […]