‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 9, 2020: Why Has Washington Abandoned the American People?… The White House as a Vector for Bad Germs, Bad Information and Bad Attitudes…Plus Headlines on Michigan Militia Plot, Julian Assange and More


With tens of millions of Americans out of work, facing eviction and hunger, the U.S. Senate goes on recess without voting on COVID relief legislation. We speak to journalist David Dayen about why Washington has abandoned the American people. And with 34 and counting infected with coronavirus at the White House, is the Trump administration spreading both the virus and bad habits in DC? We speak to pediatrician and human rights activist Dr. Margaret Flowers.

Plus headlines on Michigan militia plot… More than 1.2 million Americans filed new unemployment claims… Frontline workers sue the Trump administration… Poor People’s campaign Moral Mondays continue to call out Senate Leader Mitch McConnell… Chantal James covers talk by Professor David Fontana on what could be Amy Coney Barrett’s impact on the Supreme Court… Thomas O’Rourke reports on the final week of the extradition trial of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange… Fannie Lou Hamer’s birthday.

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  1. Dear Esther,

    I love On The Ground. You do an outstanding job. Will you please let me know what song & artist were played at the 12:21 mark of the playback of the October 9th show? I know that as you wrap up each edition, you kindly share information on the music played during the show, but I haven’t been able to find the selection in question. I’m apparently mis-spelling the artist’s name. Thank you for your consideration. I must say, again, that I absolutely love On The Ground.

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