‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 2, 2017: Trump Withdraws from Paris Climate Agreement…Bernie Sanders Addresses the Class of 2017…Headlines on Hate Crimes, Solidarity with Venezuela and More

On today’s show, a tale of sorts of two speeches and of two very divergent world views. On June 1, in a surreal scene at the White House, Donald Trump announced that he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. We talk to Scott Edwards of Food and Water Watch about what […]

‘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 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 […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JUNE 24, 2016–THE BREXIT, WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING IN VENEZUELA, ANOTHER COP ACQUITTAL IN BALTIMORE

This week, a continued upswell of activism—and a challenge to business as usual in DC—in the aftermath of the massacre of 49 people inside a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Early in the week, 18 people were arrested after staging a die-in at the headquarters of the powerful pro-gun lobby the National Rifle Association, the NRA, […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, MAR. 12, 2015–IS VENEZUELA A NATIONAL THREAT?

MARCH 12, 2015 IS VENEZUELA A NATIONAL THREAT? So what’s up with President Obama declaring Venezuela to be a threat to the United States? We talk to Arturo Viscarra of School of America’s Watch, hear a program produced by the Hands off Venezuela Coalition. Guests and voices: Arturo Viscarra, Anthony Gray, Mark Weisbrot, Heather MacIntosh, […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, FEB.19, 2015–BLACK HISTORY AND STATE VIOLENCE, ‘THE F WORD’ AND MORE

FEBRUARY 19, 2015 BLACK HISTORY AND STATE VIOLENCE During Black History Month 2015, the Black Lives Matter Movement forces us to examine the long history of physical and economic violence by the state against African Americans…A conversation for this month’s installment of “The F Word” with veteran activists and educators Rosemari Mealy and Sam Anderson…Also, […]