‘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, SEPT. 10, 2015–DC’S NEW ‘ANTI-CRIME’ BILL AND PROTESTERS GIVE SAUDI ARABIA’S KING AN ‘UN-ROYAL’ WELCOME AT THE WHITE HOUSE

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 At a town hall meeting called by the ACLU, residents of Ward 8 in Washington, DC express frustration with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s new anti-crime plan that they say targets their community without helping it. Also, protesters give Saudi Arabia’s king an UN-royal welcome at the White House. Voices include Medea Benjamin,the Rev. […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, DEC. 18, 2014–FROM DC TO OAKLAND AND BEYOND, THE NATION HAS BEEN SHAKEN TO ITS CORE BY PROTESTS OVER POLICE TERROR AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICANS

DECEMBER 18, 2014 FROM DC TO OAKLAND AND BEYOND, THE NATION HAS BEEN SHAKEN TO ITS CORE by protests over police terror against African Americans, the broken criminal justice system and, increasingly, against the economic apparatus underpinning the injustice. These were hot topics for the thousands of activists and protests who descended on the nation’s […]