‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCT. 27, 2017: Thomas Sankara and Che Guevara Remembered as a New Pan-African Movement Emerges…Official Lies from the Trump White House…Headlines on Immigration, A Coup by the Big Banks…Gabbard and Booker Propose Separate Pro-Environment Legislation

On this show, the first in a series of segments marking important anniversaries in 2017. On October 15, 1987, the African leader and visionary Thomas Sankara was assassinated after making revolutionary changes in the country that was named Upper Volta by French colonizers and that he renamed Burkino Faso. Also, on October 9, 1967, Cuban […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCT. 20, 2017: The Death of Children in For-Profit Foster Care…300,000 Immigrants With ‘Protected Status’ Threatened With Deportation…Headlines on Puerto Rico, Trump, Media and More

Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for the Intercept, joins us to talk about dozens of children dying in the custody of for-profit foster care homes that are funded with our tax dollars. Gerald Horne breaks down international affairs, including Niger and the right-wing swing in Austria. And we hear about immigrants, including Haitians, El Salvadorans […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCT. 13, 2017: ‘Unite for Puerto Rico’ Rally at the Capitol…China’s New Take on Capitalism…Headlines on Muslim Ban 3.0, NAFTA, Eminen and More

On this show the voices of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican diaspora at the ‘Unite for Puerto Rico’ rally at the Capitol as the death toll on the island rises…Gerald Horne on the Iran nuclear deal and China’s new approach to capitalism…Headlines on NAFTA, Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0, Indigenous People’s Day, Eminem and more. […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCT. 6, 2017: Trump’s World of ‘Alternative Facts’…An Untold History of the Black Press Resonates Today…Headlines on the March for Racial Justice, ICE Raids, Wells Fargo, Culture and More

A recurring theme on today’s show is news, media, information and voice. Who gets to be heard. What stories, narratives, lives are lifted up as worthy. What lies are lifted up as truth. Gerald Horne is in the house with new books, including, “The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett’s Pan-African […]