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 08/14/12

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Tue, 08/14/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Gore Vidal on "The Fall of the United States," an interview with David Barsamian

Gore Vidal on "The Fall of the United States," an interview with David Barsamian

Recorded in Los Angeles, CA on July 22, 2008.

Alternative Radio on 08/07/12

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Tue, 08/07/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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David Brower – Visions of the Environmental Movement (lecture)

David Brower – Visions of the Environmental Movement (lecture)

David Brower, the legendary environmentalist, died on November 5, 2000. His numerous achievements, over many decades, in defense of the environment are virtually unmatched. He was founder and chair of Earth Island Institute. He served as the Sierra Club's first executive director and later went on to establish Friends of the Earth and the League for Conservation Voters. He received the UN's Lifetime Achievement Award and was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Alternative Radio on 07/31/12

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Tue, 07/31/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Michael Parenti speaks on "The Pathology of Wealth"

Michael Parenti – The Pathology of Wealth (lecture)

Michael Parenti is one of this country's foremost independent political analysts. He has taught at major colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of numerous books including the classic "Democracy for the Few," “The Face of Imperialism,” and the highly acclaimed "The Assassination of Julius Caesar."

Alternative Radio on 07/24/12

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Tue, 07/24/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Morris Berman speaks on Dark Ages in the U.S

Morris Berman – Dark Ages in America (lecture)

Morris Berman is a cultural historian and critic. He has taught at universities in North America and Europe. He is an award-winning author. Among his many books are “Twlight of American Culture,” “Dark Ages America,” and “Why America Failed.”

Alternative Radio on 07/17/12

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Tue, 07/17/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Alan Maass – The Case for Socialism (lecture)

Alan Maass – The Case for Socialism (lecture)

Alan Maass is the editor of Socialistworker.org, a daily website of news and opinion, and the "Socialist Worker" newspaper. He is the author of "The Case for Socialism."

Alternative Radio on 07/10/12

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Tue, 07/10/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Economics Professor Richard Wolff on Capitalism Hits the Fan

Richard Wolff – Capitalism Hits the Fan (lecture)

Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and currently a visiting professor at the New School in New York. He is the author of numerous books on economics including his latest with David Barsamian “Occupy the Economy.”

Alternative Radio on 07/03/12

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Tue, 07/03/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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David Cobb – A Declaration to Amend

David Cobb – A Declaration to Amend (lecture)

David Cobb, a lawyer and activist, was the Green Party presidential candidate in 2004. He is a leading voice in the Move to Amend the Constitution to repeal corporate rights.

Alternative Radio on 06/26/12

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Tue, 06/26/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Organizer Max Rameau speaks on "Gimme Shelter: The Housing Crisis"

Max Rameau – Gimme Shelter: The Housing Crisis (lecture)

Max Rameau is a community organizer. He is Executive Director of Movement Catalyst. He helped establish Take Back the Land which organizes resistance to foreclosures and assists families to stay in their homes. He works on a broad range of issues impacting the poor such as housing, immigrant rights, economic justice, and Cop Watch.

Alternative Radio on 06/19/12

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Tue, 06/19/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Cornel West – Occupy Democracy (lecture)

Cornel West – Occupy Democracy (lecture)

When language has been mutilated and drained of meaning how are we to understand democracy? Its mere invocation by politicians and their media echoers generates a chorus of hosannas. The reality is different. Democracy has been reduced to elections, awash in money, where there are marginal choices. Sometimes the candidates are so bad one can say: Pick your poison: cyanide or arsenic. The Great Recession has shaken things up. From the cradle of democracy: Greece, to the self-proclaimed beacon of it today: the U.S., people are asking fundamental questions. Democracy has been off-stage and in the wings for decades as corporations, enabled by political elites, have amassed unprecedented power.

Alternative Radio on 06/12/12

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Tue, 06/12/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Chris Williams – Ecology & Socialism (lecture)

Chris Williams – Ecology & Socialism (lecture)

Fifty years ago Rachel Carson wrote “Silent Spring.” It gave birth to the environmental movement. Within a few years there was Earth Day, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Environmental Protection Agency. Those were heady days but that was then. Today, around the world the threat to our environment is acute and growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from driving a hybrid, to recycling plastic, to using efficient light bulbs, focus on individual lifestyle choices of mostly privileged people. Yet the scale of the crisis requires a far deeper and fundamental transformation.

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"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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