‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPT. 23, 2016: A Resistance-Minded Tour of the New National Museum of African American History and Culture

Esther Iverem takes a resistance-minded tour of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall, which has its grand opening and dedication, Saturday, September 24, 2016. Interviews with curators Mary Elliott, Nancy Burcaw and Jacquelyn Serwer included.

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEB. 25, 2016–ACTIVISTS FOR POLICE REFORM IN MARYLAND, THE SOUTH CAROLINA BLACK VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON, AND THE BLACK LOVE EXPERIENCE IN DC

Why are Black voters in South Carolina a firewall for Hillary Clinton? We get perspectives from James Early and hear from Danny Glover and Spike Lee. Also, activists for police reform in Maryland come out in full force in Annapolis. And ‘The Black Love Experience’ is a big hit in DC. Guests and voices: James […]

‘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 […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, NOV. 5, 2015 — A DEFEAT OF THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE?

Today, we’re on the ground with activists for the environment and humanity’s survival to talk about a victory. The big news this week is that the company Trans Canada asked the Obama Administration to postpone consideration of its proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring carbon-intensive tar sands oil-sludge from Alberta, Canada […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, FEB.19, 2015–BLACK HISTORY AND STATE VIOLENCE, ‘THE F WORD’ AND MORE

FEBRUARY 19, 2015 BLACK HISTORY AND STATE VIOLENCE During Black History Month 2015, the Black Lives Matter Movement forces us to examine the long history of physical and economic violence by the state against African Americans…A conversation for this month’s installment of “The F Word” with veteran activists and educators Rosemari Mealy and Sam Anderson…Also, […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, AUGUST 28, 2014–CAN THE FERGUSON MOMENT LEAD TO ECONOMIC JUSTICE?

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.

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, AUGUST 14, 2014–FROM GAZA TO MISSOURI CONTINUED

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.

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, AUGUST 7, 2014–THE LARGEST RALLY EVER IN THE U.S. FOR PALESTINIAN RIGHTS, THE AFRICA SUMMIT

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.

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JULY 17, 2014–VOICES FROM THE RALLY ON THE NATIONAL MALL TO STOP FRACKING AND FRACKED GAS EXPORTS, AND THE ATTACK ON GAZA

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 and Seth Morrison.

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JULY 10, 2014–THE DMV IS THE NATION’S CAPITAL REGION–BUT WILL IT BECOME THE CAPITAL FOR FRACKING?

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 […]