‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 25, 2018: After Gaza, a Focus on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement…Janine Jackson on New Dangers for U.S. Freedom of Speech…Headlines on North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, NFL and more

On this show, as U.S. activists respond to the recent massacre in Gaza by ramping up the Boycott Divestment Sanctions Movement, they are opposing a bill advancing in Congress that would strip Americans of the right to boycott the apartheid state of Israel. We speak to Benjamin Douglas, an organizer with the DC Metro chapter […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAR 30, 2018: ‘Gaslighting’ the Public…Media Critic Janine Jackson on 50 Years After Kerner…15 Years After Start of Iraq Invasion…Unheard Voices from the March for Our Lives and Headlines on Education, Climate and More…

On today’s show, truth and lies in the news. ‘Gaslighting’ is a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. We speak with media critic Janine Jackson and with our geopolitical […]

‘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 OCT. 27, 2017: Thomas Sankara and Che Guevara Remembered as a New Pan-African Movement Emerges…Official Lies from the Trump White House…Headlines on Immigration, A Coup by the Big Banks…Gabbard and Booker Propose Separate Pro-Environment Legislation

On this show, the first in a series of segments marking important anniversaries in 2017. On October 15, 1987, the African leader and visionary Thomas Sankara was assassinated after making revolutionary changes in the country that was named Upper Volta by French colonizers and that he renamed Burkino Faso. Also, on October 9, 1967, Cuban […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPT. 29, 2017–War, Lies and Protests…Jill Stein…Janine Jackson…Headlines on Climate Change, the March for Racial Justice, Trump’s Mental Health Diagnosis and More…

On this show, we correct the reporting and spin on important news coming from DC. Players in the National Football League are protesting police terror, including the murder of innocent men, women and children with impunity–not the flag. We also hear Jill Stein, Tim DeChristopher and David Swanson speaking at the No War 2017 conference, […]

‘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 JUNE 23, 2017: Hundreds Attend Vigil for Murdered Muslim Girl…Trumpcare is Not a Secret Anymore…Headlines on Libya’s Slave Markets…DAPL, the Planet, J20 and More… Janine Jackson on Media…Gerald Horne on U.S. Wars 

Today’s packed show is all about resisting the normalization of war abroad and at home, resisting the idea that militarism, police terror and hate crimes will accepted as part of a new hyper reality. We hear voices from among the hundreds that gathered in DC for a vigil for Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl […]

‘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 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 […]