‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2018: Ten Years After the 2008 Economic Crash…DC in the Era of Climate Change…Headlines on More War in Syria?…A Progressive Plan to Expand Social Security and More…

As Hurricane Florence batters the Mid-Atlantic, a discussion with Kristina Dahl of the Union of Concerned Scientists about how the nation’s capital is impacted by worsening climate change. And ten years ago this week, there was the world economic crash of 2008, which resulted in millions of Americans “losing their jobs and homes. Now, a […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APRIL 20, 2018: The F-Word: Ray McGovern on the Military-Industrial Complex, Syria and ‘RussiaGate’…Headlines on Gaza, Wells Fargo, China and More…

On today’s show former CIA officer turned peace activist Ray McGovern on what is really happening in Syria, what ‘Russiagate’ is really about, and breaking news about all the DC palace intrigue, chaos, positioning, spinning and plotting. Of course Gerald Horne joins us to break down international news. More Headlines: -Some members of Congress have […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APRIL 14, 2017: Does the U.S. Really Want Peace in Syria?…The Complete Breakdown of the U.S. Media…Headlines on United, Pushback to Trump Militarism and More…

On today’s show, we are going to continue to talk real talk about war and violence in our society. Even despite whatever physical, mental or emotional protections we want to create for ourselves, it is difficult to live in April 2017 without also experiencing violence in some way—whether it be continued US-involved killing of men, […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 13, 2016–THE ‘REAL’ MEANING OF MOTHER’S DAY AND GROCERY WORKERS SAY ‘SAVE MY STORE!’

A MOTHER’S DAY PEACE FESTIVAL is held Saturday in front of the White House to mark the original meaning of Mother’s Day–for the world to disarm. Grassroots groups came together to reject war, violence, militarization of the police, mass incarceration and killing of black youth across the US. Guests and voices: Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Kate Youngjoo […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAR. 24, 2016–PROTESTERS IN D.C. SAY ‘DUMP TRUMP,’ ‘DISARM AIPAC’ AND NO TO ISRAELI APARTHEID

Voices of protest and civil disobedience at the large DUMP TRUMP AND DISARM AIPAC RALLY outside the Washington, DC gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobby, as presidential Donald Trump was scheduled to speak. MUCH OF THE NEWS CYCLE this week was consumed with the bombings in Brussels and the meeting […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEB. 18, 2016–MAKING THE LINKS FROM LIBYA, TO FLINT, TO DC, TO HAITI WITH AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST GERALD HORNE

MAKING THE LINKS FROM LIBYA, TO FLINT, TO DC, TO HAITI WITH AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST GERALD HORNE —PLUS SIDE-EYE AT THE 2016 Presidential ELECTION and an remarks by DC-based attorney Nkechi Taifa. Guests and voices: Gerald Horne, Nkechi Taifa, Alan Banks, Brianne Nadeau, Peggy Case, Beyonce supporters in NYC Headlines: -A 14-hour, national marathon broadcast […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JAN. 29, 2015–EXPLORING DYSTOPIA AS OUR REALITY

JANUARY 29, 2015 EXPLORING DYSTOPIA AS OUR REALITY When it comes to state violence, surveillance and repression, is our reality stranger than fiction? Today we’re introducing our new Arts and politics segment for each fourth Thursday of the month. Today, we’ll consider literature and movies that depict a dystopia—defined as a society characterized by human […]