‘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 […]

‘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 […]