‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, JAN. 15, 2015–FROM ‘I AM A MAN’ TO ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’

<strong>JANUARY 15, 2015</strong> <strong>FROM ‘I AM A MAN’ TO ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER'</strong> When the Rev. Martin Luther King was gunned down in 1968 in Memphis—where he had gone to support striking sanitation workers—the workers in the city marched with those iconic signs that read “I Am A Man.” Today—on the day that King would have […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, DEC. 11, 2014–AS DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUE AROUND THE COUNTRY, MOTHERS OF SLAIN BLACK MEN AND BOYS TOOK THE CAPITAL BY STORM

DECEMBER 11, 2014 AS DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUE AROUND THE COUNTRY—after grand juries failed to indict police officers in the death of Michael Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in New York—mothers of slain Black men and boys took the capital by storm this week, the same week that details of CIA torture were made public in […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, NOV. 20, 2014–THE WAIT CONTINUES FOR A GRAND JURY DECISION IN THE KILLING OF UNARMED TEEN-AGER MICHAEL BROWN AND, IN DC, ACTIVISTS WANT MACMILLAN PARK TO REMAIN A PUBLIC PARK AND RESOURCE

NOVEMBER 20, 2014 THE WAIT CONTINUES FOR A GRAND JURY DECISION IN THE KILLING of unarmed teen-ager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. We hear voices from Ferguson and find out the plans by DC activists for action after the grand jury announcement. And shifting gears in our final show before Thanksgiving, activists here in DC […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, NOV. 13, 2014–ON THIS WEEK OF VETERAN’S DAY, WHAT DO MIKE BROWN, THE MURDERED STUDENTS IN MEXICO AND THOSE DETAINED IN IMMIGRANT PRISONS ALL HAVE IN COMMON?

NOVEMBER 13, 2014 ON THIS WEEK OF VETERAN’S DAY, WHAT DO MIKE BROWN, THE MURDERED STUDENTS IN MEXICO AND THOSE DETAINED IN IMMIGRANT PRISONS ALL HAVE IN COMMON? The activists at SOA Watch say that it’s a militarized, violent police that are out of control abroad and now at home. SOA Watch prepares for its […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, OCT 9, 2014–OCTOBER 9 MARKS TWO MONTHS SINCE THE KILLING OF MICHAEL BROWN, NATIONAL MOBILIZATION PREPARES TO CONVERGE IN FERGUSON

OCT. 9, 2014 OCTOBER 9 MARKS TWO MONTHS SINCE THE KILLING OF MICHAEL BROWN and there have been NO arrests. A national mobilization prepares to converge in Ferguson. Guests and voices: Matt Nelson, Color of Change; Richard Prince, Eugene Puryear, Katea Stitt and excerpts from the movie “Disruption.” Week One of Fall Fundraiser.