Alternative Radio

Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.

Our program is carried by over 125 radio stations and heard by millions of listeners. It is produced by David Barsamian in Boulder, Colorado.

Alternative Radio is sustained by donations and by your purchases of season subscriptions, recordings and transcripts. You can make a donation, including a recurring amount charged to your credit card each month, from our donations page.

Because Alternative Radio is a syndicated program, we don't have the permissions from them to post their audio files or transcripts. If you go to the Alternative Radio website, you can download their interviews and lectures for a very low price, and help support their work.

Episode Archive

Richard Wolff - Capitalism: Fantasies & Realities

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 09/01/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Richard Wolff - Capitalism: Fantasies & Realities

Richard Wolff teaches at the New School in New York. The New York Times called him "America's most prominent Marxist economist." He is the author of numerous books including Capitalism Hits the Fan, Democracy at Work and Occupy the Economy with David Barsamian.

Naomi Klein on Transitioning to Climate Justice

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Tue, 08/25/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Naomi Klein on Transitioning to Climate Justice

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker. Her articles appear in major newspapers and magazines all over the world. She is the author of the bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything.
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Glenn Greenwald - Why Privacy Matters

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Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Glenn Greenwald - Why Privacy Matters

In democratic societies some things have long been considered sacrosanct. Such as the right to privacy. Not any more. It is violated on a routine and systematic basis. States scream: national security or terrorism to justify their expansion of surveillance. In terms of the sheer scope of spying the USA puts the old USSR to shame. Without privacy there is neither freedom nor democracy. There has to be a space where you can express your innermost thoughts, emotions and vulnerabilities. The cameras, microphones, and drones eliminate that possibility. Thanks to Edward Snowden and a handful of courageous journalists and filmmaker Laura Poitras we have learned much of how our fundamental rights are being undermined. In this Orwellian world, Big Brother is omnipotent and omniscient.

Paul Cienfuegos - Local Governance

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Tue, 08/11/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Paul Cienfuegos - Local Governance

Paul Cienfuegos is a leader in the Community Rights movement, which works to dismantle corporate constitutional so-called “rights” and assert the people's inherent right to self-government. He founded Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County in 1995, and co-founded Community Rights PDX in 2011.

Chris Hedges - Moral Imperatives

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Tue, 08/04/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Chris Hedges - Moral Imperatives

Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America.

Cornel West - Love and Justice

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 07/28/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Cornel West - Love and Justice

Cornel West is a leading public intellectual and scholar. He has taught at Princeton, Harvard, Yale and the University of Paris. He is now teaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York. With his preacher-like cadences and passionate delivery, he is much in demand as a speaker and draws huge audiences everywhere. Among his many books are Race Matters, The Rich and the Rest of Us and Black Prophetic Power.

Marjorie Cohn - Death from Above: Drones

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 07/21/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Marjorie Cohn - Death from Above: Drones

Marjorie Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. She is the former president of the National Lawyers Guild. She is the author of many books and she is the editor of Drones and Targeted Killing. Cohn is a recipient of the Peace Scholar of the Year Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association.

Tavis Smiley - The Hidden Dr. King

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tavis Smiley - The Hidden Dr. King

Tavis Smiley is the well known PBS and public radio talk show host. He is the author of many books including Death of a King:The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Final Year.

Vandana Shiva - Radical Compassion

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 07/07/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Vandana Shiva - Radical Compassion
Vandana Shiva is an internationally renowned voice for sustainable development and social justice. She's a physicist, scholar and social activist. She is Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy in New Delhi. She's the recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize and of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize. She is the author of many books, including Earth Democracy, Soil Not Oil and Making Peace with the Earth.

Rob Larson on Fossil Fuelishness

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Rob Larson on Fossil Fuelishness

Rob Larson teaches economics at Tacoma Community College. He is the author of Bleakonomics. His articles appear in Dollars and Sense.

Comments

"Alternative Radio" broadcast 04-Aug-09 9-10am Portland

Hello,

I would like to get an MP3 copy of your Alternative Radio broadcast of 04-Aug-09, 9-10am. It is one of the best talks I have ever heard on the progression of our economic system. Is it available?

Thanks,
Steve Brandt

Hi!   Is there a way to

Hi!

 

Is there a way to listen to the show today on "Alternative Radio"?  It was on from 9am-10am Sept. 22, 09.  I was in my car, but was unable to listen to the entire program.

 

Thank you.

 

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