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

Chris Giannou on Understanding the Middle East
Rashid Khalidi on Armenia, Kurdistan & Palestine: Unhealed Wounds of World War I

Episode Archive

Alternative Radio on 12/07/10

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Tue, 12/07/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Chris Hedges on "The Death of the Liberal Class"

Chris Hedges - Death of the Liberal Class (lecture)

The gradual corruption and demise of the liberal class has occurred without much comment. For decades it was a modest curb against the worst excesses of power. Once the pillars of this class, the Democratic Party, the unions, and the liberal church, collapsed, the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer had a defender, thus creating a vacuum that is increasingly filled by opportunists and charlatans.

Alternative Radio on 11/30/10

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Tue, 11/30/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Fatima Bhutto – Pakistan: The Jackals Rule (lecture)

Fatima Bhutto – Pakistan: The Jackals Rule (lecture)

Pakistan has received billions in U.S. aid. Where is that money? Much of it has gone missing.

The jackals rule in Pakistan. A series of venal military and civilian leaders have devastated and looted the country. Historically, the U.S. has used Pakistan as a strategic asset. Its backing of fundamentalist dictator Zia ul-Haq had disastrous consequences.

It was General Zia who greatly expanded Islamic law and religious schools. And he was a conduit for arming the mujahideen.

Alternative Radio on 11/23/10

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Tue, 11/23/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Alfred McCoy speaks on "United States of Surveillance"

Alfred McCoy speaks on "United States of Surveillance" (lecture)

Alternative Radio on 11/16/10

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 11/16/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Corruption: From Russia to Wall Street

Matt Taibbi – Corruption: From Russia to Wall Street (lecture)

Alternative Radio on 11/09/10

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 11/09/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Lies, Cliches, & the Middle East

Robert Fisk - Lies, Cliches, & the Middle East (lecture)

Alternative Radio on 11/02/10

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 11/02/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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How to gain the rule of the people, not corporations

Paul Cienfuegos – Corporations vs. People (lecture)

Alternative Radio on 10/26/10

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Tue, 10/26/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Gwynne Dyer on Climate Wars

Gwynne Dyer - Climate Wars (lecture)

Alternative Radio on 10/19/10

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Tue, 10/19/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Stephen Bezruchka - Dying Younger Than We Should (lecture)

Stephen Bezruchka - Dying Younger Than We Should (lecture)

Alternative Radio on 10/12/10

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 10/12/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Alan Maass on The Case for Socialism

 Alan Maass - The Case for Socialism (lecture)

Alan Maass is editor of Socialist Worker newspaper, and author of Why You Should Be a Socialist. Maass says, "Capitalism is built around organized theft - the theft of value of what workers produce by the people who employ them."

Alternative Radio on 10/05/10

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Tue, 10/05/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Washington Rules

Andrew Bacevich - The Washington Rules (lecture)

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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