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.

Coming Soon

Justin Lewis - Media & Consumer Capitalism
Chris Giannou on Understanding the Middle East
Rashid Khalidi on Armenia, Kurdistan & Palestine: Unhealed Wounds of World War I

Episode Archive

Alternative Radio on 01/01/13

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Tue, 01/01/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Paul Cienfuegos on Ending Corporate Rule

 Paul Cienfuegos - Ending Corporate Rule (lecture)

Alternative Radio on 12/26/12

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Wed, 12/26/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Author, blogger and lawyer Glenn Greenwald on "The Surveillance State"

(Alternative Radio is heard at this special day and time this week only.)

Glenn Greenwald speaks on "The Surveillance State"

Glenn Greenwald is a lawyer and the author of How Would a Patriot Act? and Great American Hypocrites. He is the recipient of the Izzy Award from the Park Center for Independent Media for his "pathbreaking journalistic courage and persistence in confronting conventional wisdom, official deception, and controversial issues." He also received an Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary for his coverage of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning. Greenwald is a columnist and blogger at Salon.com and his articles appear in various newspapers and magazines. He spoke in Rosemont, IL on June 28, 2012.

Alternative Radio on 12/18/12

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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Deepa Kumar - Islamophobia (lecture)

Deepa Kumar speaks on Islamophobia (lecture)

Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle East 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.

Alternative Radio on 12/11/12

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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Noam Chomsky - Masters of Mankind (lecture)

Noam Chomsky - Masters of Mankind (lecture)

Noam Chomsky, legendary MIT professor, has been a leading voice for peace and social justice for more than 40 years. Edward Said called him, “one of the most significant challengers of unjust power and delusions; he goes against every assumption about American altruism and humanitarianism.” He is the author of scores of books, including Hopes & Prospects and How The World Works.

Alternative Radio on 12/04/12

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Tue, 12/04/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bassam Haddad on Inside Syria

Bassam Haddad - Inside Syria (interview)

(Please note: This is a change in the schedule for Alternative Radio. The previously scheduled program featuring Noam Chomsky will now be heard on December 11th.)

Alternative Radio on 11/27/12

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Tue, 11/27/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Gar Alperovitz on Beyond Capitalism (lecture)

Gar Alperovitz on Beyond Capitalism (lecture)

Gar Alperovitz is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative. He is the author of numerous books, including Making a Place For Community, and America Beyond Capitalism.

Alternative Radio on 11/20/12

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Tue, 11/20/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Russell Means on "Knowing Who You Are: Lessons from Native America" (lecture)

Russell Means speaks on "Knowing Who You Are: Lessons from Native America"

Russell Means, an Oglala Dakota and a prominent voice in the continuing struggle for indigenous rights, was a founding member of AIM and one of its leading spokespersons. He was Chief Executive Officer of the American Indian Anti-Defamation Council, an organization which monitors anti-Indian racism in the media and politics, and has organized and lectured throughout the world . Russell Means died on October 22nd at his ranch in Porcupine, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He was 72.

Alternative Radio on 11/13/12

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Tue, 11/13/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Michelle Alexander on "Incarceration Nation"

Michelle Alexander – Incarceration Nation (lecture)

Michelle Alexander is Associate Professor of Law at Ohio State University and author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness." She is a civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. As an associate professor of law at Stanford Law School, she directed the Civil Rights Clinics and pursued a research agenda focused on the intersection of race and criminal justice.

Alternative Radio on 11/06/12

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Tue, 11/06/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Peter Neill – Sea to Shining Sea: The Water Crisis

Peter Neill – Sea to Shining Sea: The Water Crisis (lecture)

As the climate is getting warmer and the population is growing, many parts of the world are running out of water. The earth is rapidly drying up as demand far outstrips supply.  Global consumption of water is doubling every twenty years. A crisis is looming. According to the UN, by 2025 as many as 3.5 billion people will face water scarcity. The potential for war and conflict is all too obvious. From Australia to Spain record droughts have led to critical water shortages. A fraction of the planet’s water is fresh, all the rest is salty. How can we create a just and sustainable future based on the notion of water as a commons and a public trust, and not a commodity to be sold to the highest bidder.

Alternative Radio on 10/30/12

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Juliet Schor – Plenitude & the End of Business As Usual

Juliet Schor – Plenitude & the End of Business As Usual (lecture)

Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard in the Department of Economics. She is author of many books including The Overworked American, Do Americans Shop Too Much? and Plenitude:  The New Economics of True Wealth.

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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