‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPT. 30, 2016: The DC Police Killing of Terrence Sterling…’No War 2016′ Comes to DC…Spotlight on the Prison-Industrial Complex

On today’s show, activists are speaking out about a largely unreported fatal shooting by DC police of an unarmed Black man Terrence Sterling. We speak to April Goggans, core organizer for Black Lives Matter DC. Also, anti-war activists from around the nation and world gathered here this week for No War 2016, held at American […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPT. 23, 2016: A Resistance-Minded Tour of the New National Museum of African American History and Culture

Esther Iverem takes a resistance-minded tour of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall, which has its grand opening and dedication, Saturday, September 24, 2016. Interviews with curators Mary Elliott, Nancy Burcaw and Jacquelyn Serwer included.

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPT. 16, 2016: Social Movements and the Surveillance State-REBROADCAST

As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 is commemorated and the movie “Snowden” opens in theaters, a rebroadcast of this important panel discussion, ‘Social Movements and the Surveillance State’ featuring Chip Gibbons (Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation) Brandi Collins (Color Of Change) Hendrik Voss (School of the Americas Watch) and Dr. Maha Hilal (National […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPT. 9, 2016: The First ‘Fight for $15″ Convention Links Systemic Racism and Poverty Wages

A post-Labor Day special featuring voices of workers from the first Fight for $15 Convention held August 12-13, 2016, two hours south of DC in Richmond, Virginia, a site chosen intentionally as the seat of the former Confederacy. Organizers of the Fight for $15 movement say that since its launch four years ago with fast-food […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPTEMBER 2, 2016: Rally For Refugees on the National Mall, August 28, 2016

There is a global refugee crisis with 65 million people displaced in the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. It is estimated that one-third of those officially recognized as refugees are Iraqi or Syrian. But so many people in our own hemisphere are not designated as refugees fleeing violence in Honduras, El Salvador or […]