SEPT. 4, 2014
THREE DAYS AFTER LABOR DAY, fast food workers are on a national strike. And we continue with part two our discussion about the links between the struggles of low-wage workers and the emerging fight for public resources being used for human needs, not police militarization and wars. Guests and Voices: Author and activist Gerald Horne, Richard Prince.
AUGUST 28, 2014
CAN THE FERGUSON MOMENT LEAD TO ECONOMIC JUSTICE? As we approach Labor Day, can the groundswell of activism that has emerged around Ferguson be directed toward Justice AND jobs? Part one of a discussion. Guests and voices: Gerald Horne, Salim Adofo, Amani Al-Khatahbeh and Richard Prince.
AUGUST 21, 2014
FROM GAZA TO MISSOURI CONTINUED: We explore more about the links between Gaza and Missouri with Margaret Huang of Amnesty International and new members of the “On The Ground” team, Palestinian-American activist Amani Al-Khatahbeh and columnist Richard Prince of Journal-isms.
AUGUST 14, 2014
FROM GAZA TO MISSOURI: A look back at how the horrors of Gaza came to be. Also, living in a world of increased U.S. militarism and militarized police. Guests and voices: Zein El-Amine and Yousef Munayyer.
AUGUST 7, 2014
THOUSANDS GATHER outside the White House in what is called the largest rally ever in the U.S. for Palestinian rights. Also,the Africa Summit winds up in the nation’s capital. Guests and voices: Gerald Horne, Cornel West, John Dugard.
JULY 31, 2014
U.S. TAX DOLLARS FOR ISRAEL BUT NOT FOR U.S. HEALTH CARE/strong> : With more than 1200 Palestinians dead, activists against Israel’s attack on Gaza escalate their protests to civil disobedience and arrests. Also, Mayor Adam O’Neale walks 272 miles from Belhaven, North Carolina to DC to save health care at a rural community hospital and to advocate for millions of working poor Americans who are being denied expanded Medicaid due to them under the Affordable Care Act. Guests and Voices: Mayor Adam O’Neale, Ben Norton, All McCracken, Nii Akuetteh and Ilan Pappe.
JULY 24, 2014
THE REV. GRAYLAN HAGLER IS AMONG THE SPEAKERS PROTESTING AT THE SITE OF A CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL EVENT AT THE DC CONVENTION CENTER. ALSO, PALESTINIAN-AMERICAN EDITOR AND ACTIVIST AMANI AL-KHATAHBEH.
JULY 17, 2014
VOICES FROM THE RALLY ON THE NATIONAL MALL TO STOP FRACKING AND FRACKED GAS EXPORTS and we speak to a member of Jewish Voice for Peace about Israel’s latest attack on the Palestinian people in Gaza. Guests and Voices: Cherri Foytlin, Winona Hauter, Tim DeChristopher, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. and Seth Morrison.
JULY 10, 2014
The DMV is the nation’s capital region—but will it become the capital for fracking? Activists, including Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox join us to say “No.” And will the corporate media ever portray Israel as the aggressor against Palestinians? Headlines and more! Guests and Voices: Josh Fox, Ted Glick, Mike Tidwell and Zein El-Amine.
JULY 3, 2014
A ‘RIGHT-WING GANG’ ON THE SUPREME COURT With two rulings this week that strike a blow at the rights of women and labor, many are asking, what can we do about the right-wing gang on the Supreme Court that is giving corporations more and more power—and taking away rights of people–especially women. Plus, in this pre-July 4th edition, we acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act with remarks from Freedom Summer veteran Timothy Jenkins. Plus headlines. Guests and Voices: Gerald Horne, Bill Fletcher, Linda Prine, Timothy Jenkins.
JUNE 26, 2014
WHAT THE FREEDOM 50 MOVEMENT MEANS FOR TODAY’S YOUTH–AND COUNTDOWN TO THE RALLY AGAINST FRACKING IN THE DMV. David Whetstone sits in for Esther Iverem and continues our Freedom 50 coverage with remarks from Dorie Ladner and a remembrance of the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner. We also interview Mike Tidwell about the July 13 march against fracked gas exports from Cove Point Maryland. Headlines and more!
JUNE 19, 2014
THE LEGACY OF THE FREEDOM SUMMER OF 1964 FOR TODAY’S YOUTH AND AN INTERVIEW WITH VOCALIST NAVASHA DAYA. High school students who participate in the McCombs Legacies project in McComb, Mississippi are in D.C.to contribute their work to the National History Day competition. And Navasha Daya talks about being an artist and activist. Also the “Freedom Summer” documentary by Stanley Nelson and the documentary “Citizen Koch.” Guests: Raykesha Carter, Vershunda Coleman, Courtney Coney, Navasha Daya and Damion Jordon. Headlines and more!
JUNE 12, 2014
VOICES OF THE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED: HOUSE REPUBLICANS, LED BY JOHN BOEHNER AND ERIC CANTOR, CONTINUE TO TURN THEIR BACKS ON THE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED. We hear the stories of those who have been forgotten. And when it comes to illegal torture by the CIA, the only American jailed right now is the whistleblower who exposed the torture–a show of support for John Kiriakou. Guests and Voices: Medea Benjamin, Sister Marge Clark and Howie Levine. Headlines and more!
June 5, 2014
THE U.S. SENATE HOLDS A HEARING ON OVERTURNING CITIZEN’S UNITED, WHICH DECLARED THAT MONEY IS FREE SPEECH AND THAT CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE. AND GOOD JOBS AND QUALITY HEALTHCARE ARE ON THE LINE IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY MARYLAND. Guests and Voices: Regina Barnes and David Cobb. Lots of headlines.
MAY 29, 2014
VIRGINIA RESIDENTS GIVE THEIR U.S. SENATOR A “D” FOR HIS VOTING RECORD ON GUN LAWS. ALSO, A MAN FROM GUATEMALA VISITS DC TO TELL ABOUT THE HORRIFIC IMPACT OF SILVER MINING IN HIS TOWN Guests and Voices: Oscar Morales, Kathryn Johnson, Mary Croft and Catherine Koebel Stromberg. Headlines too.
MAY 22, 2014
THE SCHOLAR AS ACTIVIST. WE SPEND THE HOUR WITH AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST GERALD HORNE WHO SAYS THAT “WRITING IS FIGHTING” Guest: Gerald Horne. Headlines too.
MAY 15, 2014
SAVE THE INTERNET! AND RALLYING AGAINST POVERTY PAY AT JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
More than 100 people rally outside the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to save the Internet, calling this the FREE SPEECH ISSUE OF OUR TIME. And voices from the Mothers’ March & Rally for Justice, to end poverty pay at Johns Hopkins hospital. Guests and Voices include: Danny Glover, Wendell Pierce, Joseph Torres and more.
MAY 8, 2014
#BRING BACK OUR GIRLS AND ENDING POVERTY PAY AT JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
As Mother’s Day approaches, workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore prepare to hold a Mothers’ March & Rally for Justice to end poverty pay at Maryland’s largest employer. And we speak to the local organizer for #Bring Back Our Girls, who oeganized hundreds to rally outside the Nigerian embassy to highlight the plight of nearly 300 kidnapped school girls in Nigeria. Guests and Voices: the Rev. Daniel Washington, Michelle Dugger-Elsey and Lola Adele-Oso. Headlines too.
MAY 1, 2014
DON’T FRACK WITH MY FARM–“ON THE GROUND PREMIERE, MAY DAY, MAY 1, 2014
On May Day, celebrated as International Workers Day or Labor Day around the world, activists are on the ground fighting for corporate accountability, jobs and the environment. In the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, a coalition of activists from the Sane Energy Project are supporting farmers including Asha Canalos, in Minisink, NY in a challenge to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and to the Millennium Pipeline Co., which has a fracking operation in their town, We also hear from demonstrators in Charlotte, N.C., at the shareholders meeting for Duke Energy and at Bank of America. Plus headlines.
Guests and Voices: Asha Canalos, Kim Fraczek, Clare Donohue and Tony Ndege.