‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 28, 2017: Nina Turner on Our Revolution’s ‘Summer of Progress’…Janine Jackson on Mosul, Fox News and Right-Wing Trolls…Activists Rally for Medicare for All, Trans Rights and BDS

On this show, the political organization, Our Revolution, founded by Senator Bernie Sanders, launches its ‘Summer of Progress’ campaign with a rally on Capitol Hill and a push for eight pieces of legislation called the Peoples platform. We speak to the new president of Our Revolution, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner. Also, it’s the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 23, 2017: Hundreds Attend Vigil for Murdered Muslim Girl…Trumpcare is Not a Secret Anymore…Headlines on Libya’s Slave Markets…DAPL, the Planet, J20 and More… Janine Jackson on Media…Gerald Horne on U.S. Wars 

Today’s packed show is all about resisting the normalization of war abroad and at home, resisting the idea that militarism, police terror and hate crimes will accepted as part of a new hyper reality. We hear voices from among the hundreds that gathered in DC for a vigil for Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 2, 2017: Trump Withdraws from Paris Climate Agreement…Bernie Sanders Addresses the Class of 2017…Headlines on Hate Crimes, Solidarity with Venezuela and More

On today’s show, a tale of sorts of two speeches and of two very divergent world views. On June 1, in a surreal scene at the White House, Donald Trump announced that he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. We talk to Scott Edwards of Food and Water Watch about what […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR NOVEMBER 18, 2016: How the Left Must Fight Back…Bernie Sanders and Water Protectors in DC at Global Day of Solidarity with Standing Rock…Thousands of DC Students Stage Walkout to Show Unity Against Trump

This week, the week after the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States,has been a time of tremendous action here in DC. As this city and region continues to reverberate from Trumps election, our streets have been filled with activists, including students, environmentalists, and those celebrating the apparent death of […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 3, 2016–REPORT FROM LONDON…THE TPP’S GLOBAL CORPORATE GRAB…THE FIGHTBACK AGAINST PERPETUAL U.S. WAR

Gerald Horne, just returned from London, gives an exclusive report on what’s happening there and on other current events. Then we present two more voices from the recent ‘Breaking Through Power’ mobilization in DC: Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, on how the TPP—or Trans Pacific Partnership-will give corporations more power than […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAR. 17, 2016–‘FREEDOM OF SPEECH’ ISSUES AND PROTO FASCISM IN THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL RACE; ALSO, SAUDI WOMEN AND MALE ‘GUARDIANS’

The U.S. presidential race continues to be the big story—with violence at Donald Trump rallies, the continued corporate media snub of Bernie Sanders, and a very superficial discussion about what is political freedom of speech and what is proto-fascism. We speak to prolific author and activist Gerald Horne and we honor Women’s History Month with […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JAN. 28, 2016–THE UNITED NATIONS HEARS FROM AFRICAN AMERICANS AND A CONVERSATION WITH MARK ANTHONY NEAL ON FILM AND MUSIC

The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent end their U.S. visit by hearing testimony from residents in the DMV on issues of criminal justice, economic justice and cultural rights. Also, Side-Eye on Election 2016 with Amy Alexander and Jamila Bey. Then in the second half, it’s our week for arts […]