‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 25, 2019: “Systemic” Political Surveillance by FBI…Former Exxon Scientists Tell Congress That Oil Giant Predicted Catastrophic Climate Change…Headlines on Impeachment Drama, Syria, Toxic Baby Food and More…

A new report on FBI surveillance details how nearly every major social movement of the past decade — including Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter– has been targeted by the FBI. And while this week’s Washington drama included Republicans bumrushing Trump’s impeachment hearing, far more dramatic testimony was heard about fossil fuel giants like […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 11, 2019: Rage Against the War Machine…Methane Danger in the Arctic…Competing Impeachment Narratives and More Headlines

From housing displacement, to police abuse, to raging against the war machine, people are raising their voices and fists against the forces of exploitation. And scientists make a shocking discovery in the Arctic ocean. Where before the ocean floor was solid ice, it is now giving way to methane boiling up from the deep.  If […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPTEMBER 20, 2019: The Youth Climate Movement Takes D.C. By Storm…All Out for the Global Climate Strike and Shutdown DC

For young people on the front lines of climate change, the crisis is not a future reality, but, rather, a clear and present danger that fills them with anxiety, depression and uncertainty about what is permanent. DC activists march and rally in the Global Climate Strike demanding that U.S. lawmakers treat the climate crisis like […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MAY 31, 2019: African Liberation Day 2019…Activists Denounce U.S. Sanctions on Zimbabwe…Saving a Public Hospital in the Nation’s Capital…Plus Headlines

Marchers rallied at the White House on May 25th for African Liberation Day and called on the Trump administration to end crippling sanctions against the Southern African country of Zimbabwe. And in DC, advocates for quality health care vow to continue the fight for DC’s only full service hospital east of the Anacostia River. Plus […]


Chris Hedges on His New Book: America, The Farewell Tour…A Black Lives Matter Victory in DC…Hate Crimes Rise in Capital Region… Plus Headlines: –U.S. White supremacists train with neo-Nazis in Ukraine. –A prosecutor in the Eastern District of Virginia accidentally revealed recently that Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been indicted in the district, and the […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2018: The F-Word: Ajamu Baraka on the Military-Industrial Complex…The Centennial of Armistice Day…Gerald Horne on Poland’s ‘White Power’ March…And More…

One hundred years after the end of World War One, veterans gather to reclaim the true meaning of Armistice Day. And for this month’s episode of the F-Word on fascism, human rights activist Ajamu Baraka joins us to talk about the military-industrial complex. Plus headlines: -In climate news, dozens of young environmentalists with the Sunrise […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR NOVEMBER 2, 2018: Jews and Allies Condemn Trump Outside White House…Gerald Horne on Trump and the 14th Amendment…Voices from the Shutdown of the PLO Mission…

Jews and Allies Condemn Trump Outside White House…Gerald Horne on Trump and the 14th Amendment…Voices from the Shutdown of the PLO Mission…Plus Headlines Headlines: -At a rally in front of the White House, speakers drew connections between a massacre of Jews in Pittsburgh and Trump’s embrace of White nationalism. -In addition to highlighting the rift […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPTEMBER 28, 2018: After Dramatic Testimony, Senate Committee Votes on Kavanaugh…Author Walter Mosley…DC In the Era of Climate Change Part 3…Plus Headlines on the U.N., Jane Fonda Documentary and More

After a day of dramatic testimony and many unanswered questions remaining, the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on whether to approve Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for full Senate confirmation. And in the third installment of our series, DC in the era of Climate Change, a controversial proposed electric substation near a school in DC has […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPTEMBER 21, 2018-DC In the Era of Climate Change: What If Public Transit Was Free?…Michael Moore Talks Before 11/9 Premiere…Heat on the Catholic Church…Gerald Horne on China “Trade War” and More…

On today’s show: DC IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE: PART 2 If public transportation was free, would more people give up the single passenger car? We speak to three experts who also ride those pricey Metro trains in DC. And we caught up with Filmmaker Michael Moore before the DC premiere of his new […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2018: Ten Years After the 2008 Economic Crash…DC in the Era of Climate Change…Headlines on More War in Syria?…A Progressive Plan to Expand Social Security and More…

As Hurricane Florence batters the Mid-Atlantic, a discussion with Kristina Dahl of the Union of Concerned Scientists about how the nation’s capital is impacted by worsening climate change. And ten years ago this week, there was the world economic crash of 2008, which resulted in millions of Americans “losing their jobs and homes. Now, a […]