‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 20, 2016–LESSONS FOR TODAY FROM WWII JAPANESE INCARCERATION

A National Youth Summit, sponsored by the Smithsonian Museum of American History, focused on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. At that time, the United States government forcibly removed more than 120,000 Japanese Americans from the Pacific Coast. These individuals, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were sent to ten camps built throughout […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 13, 2016–THE ‘REAL’ MEANING OF MOTHER’S DAY AND GROCERY WORKERS SAY ‘SAVE MY STORE!’

A MOTHER’S DAY PEACE FESTIVAL is held Saturday in front of the White House to mark the original meaning of Mother’s Day–for the world to disarm. Grassroots groups came together to reject war, violence, militarization of the police, mass incarceration and killing of black youth across the US. Guests and voices: Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, Kate Youngjoo […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APR. 29, 2016–A PALESTINIAN SURVIVOR OF THE ‘NAKBA’ AND ARE AFRICAN AMERICANS BETTER OFF AFTER OBAMA?

Economist and author Julianne Malveaux is here with her new book, Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy that asks if African Americans are better off after the Obama presidency. And we hear from 86-year-old Mariam Fathallah, who was forced to flee her village in Palestine in 1948 when she was just 18 […]