‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DEC. 15, 2017: Activists, Legislators and Policymakers Rally at the FCC , Vow to Fight the Killing of Net Neutrality…Headlines on Germany, EU and Rwanda

The Federal Communications Commission votes to scrap Net Neutrality rules that ensure equal access to the Internet for everyone. Now, corporations like Comcast and Verizon can create fast lanes and slow lanes of Internet traffic, sabotage the content of rivals, block content and charge websites to simply reach their users. On the Ground was at […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DEC. 8, 2017: Richard Wolff on the GOP Tax ‘Flim-Flam’…Gerald Horne on Jerusalem and Honduras…Millennials Protest Environmental Destruction.

On this show, economist Richard Wolff discusses the GOP tax plan”some call it a tax scam” which experts say would be one of the largest transfers of wealth to the one percent in the history of the United States. Gerald Horne on Jerusalem and Honduras. And with other measures tucked into the tax bill, such […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR NOV. 24, 2017: The FCC Goes Rogue…A Close Look at Zimbabwe…Thousands March for Puerto Rico and More…

Today we discuss what is really happening in Zimbabwe with historian and author Gerald Horne and, in the second half, media critic Janine Jackson says that the Federal Communications Commission is just the latest federal agency that is supposed to be working for the people but is, instead, working against the people. Also, headlines and […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR NOV. 17, 2017: Richard Wolff on the Russian Revolution…Activists Head to Puerto Rico to Help Build Sustainable Communities…Headlines on Zimbabwe, GOP Tax Plan, UN Climate Summit, Maryland African Burial Ground and More

Today, a second examination of the Russian Revolution at its centennial. Today’s remarks are by the economist Richard Wolff, who breaks down some seldom heard history and discusses successes and failures of the former Soviet Union. And because part of that history is the fact that the Soviet union was decisive in the defeat of […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR NOV. 3, 2017: Rigging and an Autopsy at the DNC…The Bare Facts About Trump’s Tax Plan…Headlines on China, Centennial for the Balfour Declaration, Climate News and More…

A major new a report is released titled, “Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis” about the loss by Democrats in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. We speak to an author and an analyst of thereport. We also hear voices from among those who gathered at the Capitol to protest the Trump-Republican tax cut for the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCT. 20, 2017: The Death of Children in For-Profit Foster Care…300,000 Immigrants With ‘Protected Status’ Threatened With Deportation…Headlines on Puerto Rico, Trump, Media and More

Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for the Intercept, joins us to talk about dozens of children dying in the custody of for-profit foster care homes that are funded with our tax dollars. Gerald Horne breaks down international affairs, including Niger and the right-wing swing in Austria. And we hear about immigrants, including Haitians, El Salvadorans […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCT. 6, 2017: Trump’s World of ‘Alternative Facts’…An Untold History of the Black Press Resonates Today…Headlines on the March for Racial Justice, ICE Raids, Wells Fargo, Culture and More

A recurring theme on today’s show is news, media, information and voice. Who gets to be heard. What stories, narratives, lives are lifted up as worthy. What lies are lifted up as truth. Gerald Horne is in the house with new books, including, “The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett’s Pan-African […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPT. 22, 2017–Rallying Against War and Rumors of War…Activists Tell FERC to Protect People, Not Polluters…Headlines on Healthcare, Black Lives Matter and More

This week in DC, our healthcare remains on the line as well as our right to clean water, clean air and our right to not live under the threat of war. We hear voices from a demonstration held outside the White House for the inaugural event of the People’s Congress of Resistance, a gathering that […]

‘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.” […]