‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 20, 2016–LESSONS FOR TODAY FROM WWII JAPANESE INCARCERATION

A National Youth Summit, sponsored by the Smithsonian Museum of American History, focused on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. At that time, the United States government forcibly removed more than 120,000 Japanese Americans from the Pacific Coast. These individuals, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were sent to ten camps built throughout […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 13, 2016–THE ‘REAL’ MEANING OF MOTHER’S DAY AND GROCERY WORKERS SAY ‘SAVE MY STORE!’

A MOTHER’S DAY PEACE FESTIVAL is held Saturday in front of the White House to mark the original meaning of Mother’s Day–for the world to disarm. Grassroots groups came together to reject war, violence, militarization of the police, mass incarceration and killing of black youth across the US. Guests and voices: Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Kate Youngjoo […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 6, 2016–VOICES FROM MAY DAY, INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY IN DC AND VERIZON WORKERS ENTER THE FOURTH WEEK OF THEIR STRIKE

VOICES FROM MAY DAY, INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY IN DC, And in the second half, we hear from a local leader of Verizon Workers who are entering the fourth week of their strike. More than 39,000 Verizon workers are on strike from Massachusetts to Virginia. Guests and voices: Gerald Horne, Van Jones, Terry Richardson Headlines: -Dozens […]