‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR APRIL 3, 2020: U.S. Enters Uncharted Economic and Pandemic Territory…The Crisis Does Not Stop U.S. Capitalism from Threatening Lives Around the Globe…A Voice from Chinatown, San Francisco…Plus Headlines

Whether it is the pandemic, the toll of sick and dying, or the unprecedented army of the unemployed, the United States has entered uncharted territory. We speak to activists, including Pam Tau Lee of San Francisco. And even with a quarter million confirmed cases and more than 6000 dead, the pandemic has not stopped U.S. […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR MARCH 6, 2020: Dr. Margaret Flowers on the Coronavirus and Medicare for All…Women Rally at the Supreme Court to Uphold Roe v. Wade…Gerald Horne on Super Tuesday, Syria and the ICC Bears Down on U.S.

With ‘Super Tuesday’ in the rearview mirror, the United States turns its attention to the Coronavirus. We speak to Dr. Margaret Flowers. And women tell the Supreme Court that they are not going back to the days of back-alley, illegal abortions.   Plus headlines with Gerald Horne and Chantal James on Super Tuesday, Black Southern […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 7, 2020: A State of the Union Reality Show…A Dubious Beginning to the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary…Is DC Too Cozy with Land Developers?

A tumultuous week in U.S. politics includes a State of the Union reality show, an acquittal for the third U.S. president impeached, and a dubious beginning to the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Also, Lydia Curtis reports: a DC Council member says that District officials are working more for developers than for the most vulnerable residents […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR JANUARY 31, 2020: Trump Impeachment Winds Down but Gross Policies Roll On…Cop Charged With Murder in DC Suburbs…Rallying Against War and For Human Needs…Plus Headlines

The impeachment trial of Donald Trump may be winding down but the assault by the U.S. on human rights here and abroad goes on unabated. And we speak to April Goggans of Black Lives Matter DC about the case of a police officer arrested and charged with murder in the DC suburbs. Plus headlines and […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 27, 2019: The Year In Review…Human Needs Vs. the War Machine…Imperialism on the March…Resistance on the March…An Interview with Mother of Jamaal Byrd…Plus Headlines

OUR 2019 YEAR-END SPECIAL WITH ON THE GROUND CONTRIBUTORS Professor Gerald Horne, Chantal James and Lydia Curtis weighing in with their  top stories, from the right to affordable housing in DC, to the movement for Black Lives to the imperialist posture of the United States on the world stage. And we have a special interview […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 20, 2019 – The F-Word: Gerald Horne on Today’s ‘Incipient Fascism’…Jane Fonda, Winona LaDuke and Sally Field at Fire Drill Fridays…Plus Headlines..

Whether it is the brutal repression of Muslims in India or the doublespeak of American creation mythology, Gerald Horne breaks down the elements of today’s incipient fascism for our final F-Word segment for 2019.  And scores of people have joined actress Jane Fonda in being arrested every Friday at the US Capitol to demand action […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR DECEMBER 13 , 2019: CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou on FBI Spying and the FISA Court…Bogus Charges Dropped Against Journalist..Labour Party Trounced in UK and More……

The Donald Trump impeachment hearings overshadow a new report detailing lying, cheating and cover-ups by the FBI. We speak to CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou about the IG Report on the origins of Russiagate and about the FISA Court. And as the protectors of the Venezuela embassy head to court, false charges are dropped against journalist […]

‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR NOVEMBER 1, 2019: Protesting the Bitter Fruits of Neoliberalism..Hundreds Gather in Cuba for Anti-Imperialist Conference…Remembering the Best of Jon Conyers and More…

Millions Protest Bitter Fruits of Neoliberalism..Hundreds Gather in Cuba for Anti-Imperialist Conference…Remembering the Best of Jon Conyers and More Headlines: NOTE: THIS SHOW DID NOT AIR ON THE DC STATION SO CHECK IT OUT HERE. After weeks of mass protests throughout Iraq, a number of rockets struck near the US embassy in Bagdad’s Green Zone. […]

‘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 […]