‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 18, 2019: Debut Speech by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Breaks C-SPAN Twitter Record…More Freshman Lawmakers Speak Out on the Government Shutdown…New Book on Roots of Black-Palestine Solidarity

The first speech on the floor of Congress by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York breaks records for C-Span on Twitter. We hear these remarks from AOC and what more freshman members of Congress say about the government shutdown. And a new book by Michael R. Fischbach, Black Power and Palestine: Transnational Countries of Color, […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 11, 2019: Unpaid Federal Workers Rally and Say to Trump: ‘You Are Not a King, I am Not a Pawn, This is Not a Game’

On Thursday,  January 10, hundreds of U.S. federal employees,  joined  by labor union leaders and some members of Congress, rallied near the  White House before marching to the White House, stating that Donald Trump is using them as pawns in an effort to force House Democrats to spend $5.7 billion for a discredited wall or fence […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 4, 2019: Unheard Voices, Part One: Poets for Puerto Rico…On the Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

This show is the first of three devoted to unheard voices of 2018. Today, poets and writers speaking out at a powerful Poets for Puerto Rico program held at the American Poetry Museum in Northeast DC on September 22nd 2018, one year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, killing at least 3,000 people as the […]