‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 3, 2017: George Orwell’s 1984 in 2017?…A School Privatizer to Direct Public Schools?…More Headlines

This week, our theme is the novel 1984, what is Orwellian in our world where there are alternative facts, where science is denied, where White Supremacists are boldly assuming or are being nominated for positions of power, and the new president continues to make cavalier remarks about military intervention around the world. We speak to […]

‘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 […]