About OUR COMMON GROUND
Among Black Americans surveyed, optimism about an eventual solution to race-relations problems actually has decreased since last summer - from 50 to 42 percent.
OUR COMMON GROUND COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
OUR COMMON GROUND COMMUNICATIONS, INC. is a developer and producer of diverse live and pre-recorded programming for internet and terrestial talk radio for and about the African-American community. The shows include interviews with the best Black minds around the globe, examining timely, significant problems, issues, concepts and ideas. OCG programming is packed with great callers, insightful and useful information and informed and challenging dialogue.
We provide insight, information, ideas and concepts as the basis for constructing the bridges that will take us safely across. The flagship program, OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham is alternative, interactive, activist Empowerment talk radio program exploring issues, events, thought, ideas and perspectives in and about the African-American community.
OUR COMMON GROUND programming features guests who bring new ideas, creative and innovative solutions and opportunities. We are talking with the best Black minds in America, who have demonstrated our interests in their work.
OUR COMMON GROUND programming listeners, callers and guests, spend the time exploring today's events, problems together with the struggles and victories which has critical impact for all of us and around the nation and world. The shows brings together the diversity of opinion, resources and talent who give voice to disenfranchised and marginalized people and communities, and who speak truth to power.
The OCG talk programming honors and fosters the recognition and value of our differences and the differences that it makes. OUR COMMON GROUND programs journey far beyond the rhetoric of problems, fueling energy of SOLUTIONS.
OUR COMMON GROUND smart and insightful people radio . . . refining and finishing the genius within
Talking Race in HOPE AND COURAGE.
OUR COMMON GROUND, SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER AND OURSELVES
Examining our world and nation, the socio-economic condition of our community and collective interests in the context of race in HOPE and COURAGE.Hard-hitting, Truthtelling insight, information, ideas and concepts as the basis for constructing the bridges that will take us safely across.
OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham is alternative, interactive, activist Empowerment talk radio program exploring issues, events, thought, ideas and perspectives in and about the African-American community.
About Janice Graham . ..
Janice Graham is the Executive Producer and Host of OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham.
She is a former management executive with companies such as Wang Laboratories, Raytheon Company and the Polaroid Corporation. She is the former CEO and President of the Peak Performance Group, Inc., a Boston based management performance consulting practice which primarily specializes in non-profit,political and social service policy implementation and strategic planning and measurement. She is an articulate,bright and radiating radio personality, and knows the art of drawing-in, activating and energizing both guests and audience. She began her broadcast career, with OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham in 1986 at WPOM 1600 AM radio in West Palm Beach, FL. The show continues to be the flagship show of the Our Common Ground Communications offerings.
She has, " A lyrical voice that blends with a razor-sharp analysis and friendly forthrightness", wrote the Sun Sentinel in 1991 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL.). Lee Ivory, the late founder and Editor of the Palm Beach Gazette describes her in this way, " Janice Graham and her OUR COMMON GROUND talk show provide hope, courage and education to people who otherwise might give up on growing and struggling for a better understanding of the world beyond their lives. Her smooth, patient, yet, challenging style sets this show apart. Her listeners believe her when she greets them with, I Respect You.' OUR COMMON GROUND was the respect yourself headquarters of Palm Beach County and that is why she is the considered the General of the Strategic Air Force. A militia of ideas made up of the thousands of people who listen to her everyday".
Murray Green, Vice President and General Manger of WFLX-TV ( the FOX affiliatein West Palm Beach, FL) says that she is , "A talented producer and an outstanding interviewer . . . a pleasure to work with. . .touches subject matter and topics of serious concern with a friendlinessthat audiences love. We were fortunate to be the home of the OCG-The TVShow". Her political views and cultural commentary have appeared in Radio /TV ,Talkers, Emerge, Harper's and Emerge magazines. Her radio journalism," The OUR COMMON GROUND® COMMENTARY " was carried as a weekly column in the Palm Beach Gazette and the Broward Gazette. Her show was lauded by the Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald, the Miami Times and the Amsterdam News ( New York) newspaper. Graham brings invigoration to serious dialogue and leads an audience naturally into the world of talk radio. The listening audience is captivated by her charming, multi-faceted presence. She creates and retains her OUR COMMON GROUND family; and they always come back day after day.
She brings wise and common sense to the talk radio, with an arsenal of first hand experience and information. Born in Palm Beach County, FL and she has been creating "firsts" most of her life, throughout the corporate world, in politics and in talk radio. She was the first African-American woman daily talk show host in the nation to go on the air . We guarantee, she will be "listening for you". Listen to Janice tell you about OUR COMMON GROUND . . .