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

Alternative Radio on 09/14/10

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Journalist John Ross on Revolutionary Mexico

John Ross – Revolutionary Mexico (lecture)

With a population of more than 110 million, Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. For many, particularly in the U.S. and Canada, it is a vacation getaway with beaches at Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta and “una cerveza mas, por favor.” Throw in a pyramid or two and that’s about it. The complex realities of the country escape most visitors. Mexico has a rich history of revolution and resistance to tyranny. But much of the news today is about gun battles and drug cartels. What are the prospects for revolutionary change?

Alternative Radio on 09/07/10

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The late Daniel Schorr, the last of Edward R. Murrow's legendary CBS News team

Daniel Schorr – The Reagan Legacy (lecture)

The Reagan era casts its shadow into today. Much of the reputation of the 40th president has been carefully crafted and edited. Daniel Schorr was there covering the Reagan presidency. He has some trenchant observations about Reagan, his policies, and their impact and influence.

Daniel Schorr was the last of Edward R. Murrow's legendary CBS News team. He covered Europe and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1972 he was CBS' chief Watergate correspondent. His reporting on the scandal earned him three Emmy Awards. He joined National Public Radio in the mid-1980s. He was Senior News Analyst for NPR until his death at the age of 93 on July 23, 2010.

Alternative Radio on 08/31/10

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Howard Zinn on Three Holy Wars

Howard Zinn – Three Holy Wars (lecture)

AR celebrates the life and legacy of America’s great historian Howard Zinn with a whole month of programs. Since its inception he was an integral part of AR. He was a friend and mentor to us and countless others. Howard Zinn would have been 88 on August 24th.

Alternative Radio on 08/24/10

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Tue, 08/24/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Howard Zinn on Emma Goldman, Anarchism & War Resistance

Howard Zinn - Emma Goldman, Anarchism & War Resistance (lecture)

AR celebrates the life and legacy of America’s great historian Howard Zinn with a whole month of programs. Since its inception he was an integral part of AR. He was a friend and mentor to us and countless others. Howard Zinn would have been 88 on August 24th.

Alternative Radio on 08/17/10

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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Artists in a Time of War
 

Howard Zinn speaks on Artists in a Time of War

Alternative Radio on 08/10/10

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Tue, 08/10/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Legacy of Columbus

Howard Zinn speaks on "1492-1992: The Legacy of Columbus"

For as long as many of us can remember Christopher Columbus represented the best in Western civilization. We were regaled with stories of his bravery and genius. Textbooks praised his seamanship. He was the discoverer par excellence. There were parades and holidays. Now, with the 500th anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the Western Hemisphere, a much more critical and realistic view of the Italian-born Spanish explorer is emerging. Howard Zinn chips at and strips away some of the myths of the Columbus legend.

Where recorded: Madison, WI Date recorded: 9 Oct 1991

Alternative Radio on 07/27/10

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Tue, 07/27/2010 - 9:00am - 10:10am
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Shakti: Feminine Power for Change (lecture)

Vandana Shiva - Shakti: Feminine Power for Change (lecture)
Vandana Shiva is an internationally renowned voice for sustainable development and social justice. A physicist, scholar, political activist and feminist, she is Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy in New Delhi . She's the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize. Author of many books, her latest are "Earth Democracy" and "Soil Not Oil."

Alternative Radio on 07/20/10

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Tue, 07/20/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Myths, Empire & the Middle East (lecture)

 Richard Becker - Myths, Empire & the Middle East (lecture)
Richard Becker is a writer and commentator on Middle East affairs and has visited the region on numerous occasions. He is the author of "Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire."

Alternative Radio on 07/13/10

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Tue, 07/13/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Revoking Corporate Charters

Richard Grossman - Revoking Corporate Charters (lecture)

Richard Grossman, co-founder of the Program on Corporations, Law & Democracy, is an independent researcher and writer focusing on governance, law, corporations, and organizing strategies.

Alternative Radio on 07/06/10

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Tue, 07/06/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Robert Jensen – Religion & Progressive Politics

Robert Jensen – Religion & Progressive Politics (lecture)

Robert Jensen is professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of "Citizens of the Empire," "The Heart of Whiteness," and "All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice."

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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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