‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 28, 2017: Nina Turner on Our Revolution’s ‘Summer of Progress’…Janine Jackson on Mosul, Fox News and Right-Wing Trolls…Activists Rally for Medicare for All, Trans Rights and BDS

On this show, the political organization, Our Revolution, founded by Senator Bernie Sanders, launches its ‘Summer of Progress’ campaign with a rally on Capitol Hill and a push for eight pieces of legislation called the Peoples platform. We speak to the new president of Our Revolution, former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner. Also, it’s the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JULY 14, 2017: Guantanamo and Islamophobia in the Trump Era…Trump in Paris…Women March on the NRA…And More

On this show, we hear from attorneys and activists seeking justice for those among the 41 remaining prisoners at Guantanamo, who have been caged and tortured for more than a decade but not charged with any crime. Now Donald Trump says he wants to send more people to Guantanamo, people he describes as “bad dudes.” […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 30, 2017: Trump Wants the Poorest to Pay More for Housing…Progressives Square off with the ‘Alt-Right’ at the Lincoln Memorial…Exposing Genocide in West Papua…Headlines on Trumpcare, the EPA, Public Transit and More…

In DC this week, the resistance rolled on. Advocates for public housing speak out… Progressives square off with the ‘alt-right’ at the Lincoln Memorial…Exposing genocide in West Papua… Gerald Horne weighs in on the ratcheting up of tensions in Syria and Venezuela…Headlines on Trumpcare, the EPA, public transit and more… Image from photo by Rosie […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 26, 2017: Blowback from Libya in Manchester…The War on Journalism…Fighting Dangers of Mobile and Wireless Technology

It’s our special focus on culture and media for the fourth Friday. Janine Jackson, host of ‘Counterspin’ is back with us to talk about many media things, including the U.S. government’s double standards for leaking so-called confidential,  double standards for coverage of the so-called war on terrorism and what innocent civilians are worthy of news […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 12, 2017: Behind the Trump Spectacle…The People’s Climate Movement Scores Victories and Builds Power…Attacks on Voting Rights and Flint Families…Bailing Out Mothers for Mother’s Day

On this show, an extended conversation with author, activist and on the ground contributor Gerald Horne about the latest in Trump’s political and public spectacles, and also the behind-the-scenes actions really impacting people’s lives here in the US and around the globe. And speaking of real impacts, Trump’s first 100-plus days in office have included […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APRIL 28, 2017: Voices Championing Science and the Planet…Villifying Wikileaks and RT…Headlines on Trump’s First 100 Days, North Korea, The People’s Climate March

Voices offstage at the March for Science, which kicked-off this entire week of actions in DC leading to Saturday’s People’s Climate March. We hear voices of those in the trenches of universities, hospitals, of saving an environment habitable for humans. Also, it’s the fourth Friday and we have an extended conversation about media and culture […]

‘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 MARCH 31, 2017: Ray McGovern on the Surveillance State and ‘Russia-Gate’…Are Community Land Trusts an Answer to the Affordable Housing Crisis?…Headlines on Trump’s War on the EPA, Flint Victory and More

The nation’s capital was filled with protests and all kinds of activism this week, opposing AIPAC and Israeli apartheid, fighting for single payer health care or police accountability. But, still, the corporate media is focusing on the war of investigations going on between Democrats and Republicans. Today, well be speaking with former CIA analyst turned […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MARCH 3, 2017: As Trump Addresses Congress, Activists Deliver “Resistance Address” at White House…Headlines on Sessions, the DNC Divide, the EPA, ‘Bloody Sunday’ Anniversary and More

As President Trump made his first address to a joint session of Congress and received raving reviews from corporate media, the grassroots resistance to Trump is still rolling deep in DC. On this show we hear voices from among the broad coalition of activists, including the actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell, deliver what they called […]

‘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 […]