‘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 FOR JANUARY 27, 2017: Voices From the #Inaugurate The Resistance Mass Protest at Trump’s Inauguration…Gerald Horne on Trump’s First Week in Office, Including Threats to Voting Rights, Mexico, China and the Environment

UNHEARD VOICES FROM THE ONLY PERMITTED PROTEST AT THE INAUGURATION OF DONALD TRUMP. WE HEAR FROM AMONG THE MORE THAN 10,000 ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, SCHOLARS, RELATIVES OF THOSE SLAIN BY THE POLICE WHO GATHERED. WE COVER OUR HEADLINES A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY TODAY AS A DISCUSSION WITH THE AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST PROFESSOR GERALD HORNE WHO IS A […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 30, 2016: Black Power at 50 in DC, 1966-2016, Part 5: The Black Arts Movement, Interview With Januwa Moja…Year-End Conversation with Gerald Horne…Headlines on National Watch Night Service, Israeli Settlements, Russia Sanctions, A DC Tribute to Fidel and More

This program includes the fifth and final part of our series Black Power: 50 Years in DC, 1966-2016. The Black Arts Movement is our focus today and features our interview with fiber artist and cultural activist Januwa Moja, who has exhibited her wearable art throughout the African diaspora. Then in the second half, a look […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 16, 2016: Black Power at 50 in DC, 1966-2016, Part 3: Social Justice Activism…Actions to Stand with Standing Rock and Against a Muslim Registry…Veteran Intelligence Professionals Debunk Russia Hack Hysteria

Part 3 of our series. Black Power: 50 Years in DC, Nineteen Sixty-Six to Two Thousand Sixteen, marking the half century anniversary of the call for Black Power in this country in 1966. Weve looked at economics through the lens or labor, housing, gentrification and a bit of local politics. And today we look at […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR NOVEMBER 11, 2016: Post Election–Killing the TPP Once and For All…The ‘Alt-Right’ Meets in DC…A Call for New Leadership at the DNC

The election is over. Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th president of the United States and activists are heading to the streets! We speak to Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, organizers of four days of actions starting Nov. 12 in DC against the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty, which, it is believed, that […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR NOVEMBER 4, 2016: Before the U.S. Election Storm…The Current U.S. Role in Africa and Central and South America…W. Virginia Residents Confront the EPA…Plus Headlines on DAPL, Black Lives Matter and More

Today we continue to focus on the state of never-ending war”and the war of words and of so-called soft power”by the United States since 9-11. Last week, we discussed how The United States and its allies have bombed or are bombing at least eight countries in the Middle East and Africa. But what about the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 21, 2016: Ten Million Dead and Counting in the Congo…The Clinton Foundation’s Role in Haiti and Africa…Headlines on Flint, DAPL and Black Lives Matter

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the 1996 invasion of the Congo by soldiers and mercenaries from Rwanda and Uganda, many of whom were war criminals exported from the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. Since then, up to ten million Congolese people has been murdered in their mineral-rich homeland where it is estimated that $27 […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 14, 2016: The Black Panther’s 50th Anniversary…Dakota Access Pipeline and Environmental Justice…Police Killings and Mass Incarceration…And Much More

This year marks the 50th anniversary of 1966, the 50th anniversary of the call for Black Power by SNCC organizer Stokely Carmichael, also known as Kwame Ture. And also marks the 50th anniversary of the founding, in Oakland, California, of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, which made an armed stand against police brutality, […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 7, 2016: Former U.S. Intelligence and Military Officers Urge Obama to De-Escalate Tensions With Russia…Hundreds Rally in Aftermath of Fatal Police Shooting Of Terrence Sterling in D.C…’The Birth of a Nation’ is a Must-See

As Hurricane Matthew devastates Haiti and pounds the southeast, policymakers here in DC are actually mulling the storms of war in Syria. We speak to professor Gerald Horne about the dangerous game being played with war and peace. We also continue our coverage of DC protests about the fatal police shooting of Terrence Sterling, an […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR AUGUST 12, 2016–Baltimore’s Police State…A Back-To-School Boycott of Walmart…Gerald Horne on South Africa’s Elections, Brazil and the West’s ‘Loose Talk’ of War with Russia

Gerald Horne discusses the latest Department of Justice Report detailing the horror we already knew of Baltimore’s Black community basically living in a totalitarian, Jim Crow, police state. We also hear from the president of the Washington Teachers’ Union that is part of a national action to discourage teachers and parents from buying school supplies […]