‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAR 16, 2018: The F-Word: Margaret Stevens on Fascism Exported to the Caribbean and Africa…Students Say Disarm the NRA…Gerald Horne on May’s Russia Gamble…Headlines on Yemen, Deregulation of Banks and More…

On this show, our first 2018 episode of ‘The F-Word,’ when we talk about fascism. Professor Margaret Stevens, author of the new book, Red International and Black Caribbean: Communists in New York City, Mexico and the West Indies 1919 to 1939, joins us And one million students marching around the country to demand sensible gun […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEB. 2, 2018: Muslim-Refugee Ban: A Year of Resistance…Horne and Wolff on the State of the Union…Headlines on Fossil Free Fast, Black Lives Matter and More

At the end of January 2018, there were dozens of actions in and around DC this week, some related to the now infamous State of the Union address. Some dealing, rather, with the REALITIES we face like climate change and the U.S. government’s involvement in wars and attacks in the Middle East. In the second […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DEC. 22, 2017–The F-Word: Christopher Chambers on Corporate Media…The ‘Potomac Pipeline’ Threatens DC Area…Headlines on DACA, Tax Scam, Medical Marijuana…Gerald Horne on ANC Elections and International Rebuke to Trump on Jerusalem

This year’s final segment of The F-Word, our monthly discussion of fascism and fascist directions, this month with Georgetown media studies professor Christopher Chambers. We also hear voices from a protest this week against a controversial pipeline project, this one directly impacting the nation’s capital. Headlines: DACA, Tax Scam, Medical Marijuana…Gerald Horne on ANC elections […]

‘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 […]