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

Manning Marable – By Any Means Necessary

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 02/09/2016 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Manning Marable – By Any Means Necessary

Manning Marable, a renowned scholar, was professor of public affairs, political science, history and African American studies at Columbia University. His syndicated column "Along the Color Line" appeared in over 400 newspapers and journals worldwide. He’s the author of many books including How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America, Living Black History, and his masterwork Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Manning Marble died in New York in  2011.

Dean Baker – The TPP: A Corporate Deal

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Tue, 02/02/2016 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Dean Baker – The TPP: A Corporate Deal

Dean Baker, a former professor of economics at Bucknell University, is co-director of the Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington, D.C. His articles appear in the Guardian Unlimited and TruthOut. He is the author of Getting Back to Full Employment and False Profits.

Dave Zirin – Racism, Resistance & Black Athletes

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Tue, 01/26/2016 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Dave Zirin – Racism, Resistance & Black Athletes

Dave Zirin is sports editor for The Nation magazine and host of Edge of Sports Podcast. He is the author of many books including The John Carlos Story, What’s My Name, Fool?, A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down and Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics and the Future of Democracy. His writing earned him Press Action’s Sportswriter of the Year Award.  

Robert McChesney – Capitalism in the Age of Technology

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Tue, 01/19/2016 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Robert McChesney – Capitalism in the Age of Technology

Robert McChesney is a leading media historian. He is co-founder of the Free Press, a non-profit organization working to increase public participation in media policy debates. He is professor of communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of numerous books including Digital Disconnect. He is co-author with John Nichols of Dollarocracy and People Get Ready. The Utne Reader listed him among their “50 visionaries who are changing the world.”

Deepa Kumar on Islamophobia

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Deepa Kumar on Islamophobia

Deepa Kumar is Professor of Media Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike and Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire. She appears on numerous media outlets around the world.

Tim Flannery – Solutions to the Climate Crisis

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Tue, 01/05/2016 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tim Flannery – Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Tim Flannery of Australia is a major voice in chronicling the effects of climate change and proposing solutions. He has taught at the University of Adelaide and Harvard and was Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum. He is a Professional Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis.

Steven Salaita on The Limits of Academic Freedom

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 12/29/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Steven Salaita on The Limits of Academic Freedom

Steven Salaita is the Edward Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. He is a regular columnist for Electronic Intifada and a member of the Organizing Committee of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. He is the author of Arab American Literary Fictions, Cultures and Politics, Anti-Arab Racism in the USA and Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom.

Loretta Napoleoni on The ISIS Crisis

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Tue, 12/22/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Loretta Napoleoni on The ISIS Crisis

Loretta Napoleoni is a leading expert on money laundering and terror financing. She has worked as London correspondent and columnist for La Stampa, La Repubblica, El País, and Le Monde. A former Fulbright scholar, she holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the London School of Economics. She is the author of Rogue Economics, Terror Inc. and The Islamist Phoenix.

Henry Giroux – The Costs of Neoliberalism

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 12/15/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Henry Giroux – The Costs of Neoliberalism

Henry Giroux, a leading social and political critic, teaches at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He has written many books including Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education and The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Zombie Politics in the Age of Casino Capitalism. He is a member of Truthout‘s Board of Directors and a regular contributor to the nonprofit, independent online news organization.

Naomi Klein - Transitioning to Climate Justice

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 12/08/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Naomi Klein - Transitioning to Climate Justice

Naomi Klein of Canada 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.

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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