‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAR 30, 2018: ‘Gaslighting’ the Public…Media Critic Janine Jackson on 50 Years After Kerner…15 Years After Start of Iraq Invasion…Unheard Voices from the March for Our Lives and Headlines on Education, Climate and More…

On today’s show, truth and lies in the news. ‘Gaslighting’ is a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. We speak with media critic Janine Jackson and with our geopolitical […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAR 23, 2018: Marking 15 Years Since the U.S. Invasion of Iraq…Go-Go Music Goes to Ghana…Headlines on Yemen, Sanders Town Hall, Texas Bombings and More

On this show, we mark the 15th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which killed up to two million Iraqis, displaced millions more and destabilized the entire Middle East. We speak with Sam Husseini, director of media and communications for the Institute for Public Accuracy. Also, DC’s own homegrown music, go-go, just went home […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAR 16, 2018: The F-Word: Margaret Stevens on Fascism Exported to the Caribbean and Africa…Students Say Disarm the NRA…Gerald Horne on May’s Russia Gamble…Headlines on Yemen, Deregulation of Banks and More…

On this show, our first 2018 episode of ‘The F-Word,’ when we talk about fascism. Professor Margaret Stevens, author of the new book, Red International and Black Caribbean: Communists in New York City, Mexico and the West Indies 1919 to 1939, joins us And one million students marching around the country to demand sensible gun […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAR 9, 2018: From the Congo, to Venezuela to the U.S.: Ajamu Baraka, Maurice Carney and Angela Simms Mark 60 Years Since the Historic 1958 All-African People’s Conference in Accra, Ghana

Today we spend the hour with the scholar Angela Simms and the activists Maurice Carney and Ajamu Baraka speaking at a 60th anniversary program marking the historic 1958 All-African People’s Conference held in Accra, Ghana. This program was at the Festival Center in Northwest DC on Saturday, February 17th 2018. That 1958 conference was the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAR 2, 2018: U.S. Labor Under Attack…The Working People’s Day of Action…Congress Actually Pushes Back on Endless War…South Africa Land Reform…And More Headlines

March is beginning with lots of big issues being addressed in DC. This week, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case backed by billionaires that would allow workers who are not union members but receive pay raises and other benefits negotiated by the union, to not pay union dues. Tens […]