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

Noam Chomsky - ISIS, the Kurds & Turkey
Erica Chenoweth speaks on Non-Violence Works

Episode Archive

Alternative Radio

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 12/03/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Noam Chomsky on International Terrorism - An AR Classic Lecture in honor of Noam Chomsky's 80th birthday on December 7th.

Alternative Radio

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 11/26/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Raj Patel - Stuffed & Starved (lecture)
Raj Patel, writer, activist and former policy analyst with Food First, is a visiting scholar at the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley. He has worked for the World Bank, the WTO, and the United Nations, and has also protested them on four continents. He is the author of "Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System." Patel is also currently a Fellow at the Institute of Food and Development Policy and a Research Associate at the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
 

Alternative Radio

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 11/19/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Maude Barlow on Peak Water, (a lecture)

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada's largest public advocacy organization, and the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, working internationally for the right to water. She is the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize and the Citation for Lifetime Achievement, Canada's highest environmental award. She is the first Senior Advisor on water issues for the United Nations.  Author of many books, her latest is "Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis."

 

Alternative Radio

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 11/12/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tariq Ali speaks on Uncle Sam's Pakistan.

Tariq Ali, an internationally renowned writer and activist, was born in Lahore, Pakistan. For many years he has been based in London where he is an editor of "New Left Review." A charismatic speaker, he is in great demand all over the world. In his spare time he is a filmmaker, playwright and novelist. He is the author of many books including
"The Clash of Fundamentalisms," "Pirates of the Caribbean, " and "Speaking of Empire & Resistance" with David Barsamian. His latest book is "The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power."
 

Alternative Radio

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 11/12/2008 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Praful Bidwai - India: A Million Mutinies (This program was pre-empted last week for election coverage.)

A large area of the country is up in arms, literally, in resistance to unjust government policies and predatory
corporations. Praful Bidwai speaks about it with host David Barsamian


Praful Bidwai is a leading independent Indian journalist and political analyst. He served as editor of The Times of India for many years. He currently writes for the Hindustan Times, Frontline, and many other newspapers and magazines. His regular column, "From the World's Most Dangerous Place" is on www.Antiwar.com.. He is the recipient of the Sean McBride International Peace Prize.
 

Alternative Radio

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 10/29/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Howard Zinn on War & Civil Disobedience (lecture)

Alternative Radio on 10/22/08

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 10/22/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alternative Radio host David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky about Wars, Bailouts & Elections.

Noam Chomsky, internationally renowned MIT professor, practically invented modern linguistics. In addition to his pioneering work in that field he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice. He is in huge demand as a public speaker all over the world. The New York Times calls him, "a global phenomenon, perhaps the most widely
read voice on foreign policy on the planet." Author of scores of books, his latest are "The Essential Chomsky" and "What We Say Goes."
 

Alternative Radio on 10/08/08

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 10/08/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

George Lakoff speaks on The Political Mind. 

Lakoff says liberals need to know how to reframe the political debate, which is now dominated by a conservative framing.

George Lakoff is Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a founding senior fellow at the Rockridge Institute where he applies cognitive linguistics to the study of politics, especially the framing of public political debate. He is the author of the bestseller "Don't Think of An Elephant. " His latest book is "The Political Mind."


 

Alternative Radio on 09/24/08

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 09/24/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ahmed Rashid speaks on Pakistan & Afghanistan: Descent into Chaos (lecture)

Ahmed Rashid has been described as "the most influential journalist in the world." Based in Lahore, he has been reporting on Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia for many years. His articles appear in leading newspapers and magazines all over the world. He is a guest on major TV and radio outlets. His book Taliban was an international
best seller. He is also the author of Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia. His latest book is Descent into Chaos.
 

Alternative Radio on 09/17/08

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 09/17/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Kevin Phillips speaks on Swimming with the Sharks: The U.S. Economy.  (lecture)
Kevin Phillips was chief political analyst for the 1968 Republican presidential campaign, which culminated in the victory of Richard Nixon.  Phillips also was partly responsible for the design of the Republican "Southern strategy," which transformed the once Democratic South into a Republican stronghold. In 1969 he wrote "The Emerging
Republican Majority." His politics have evolved over the ensuing decades. He is the author of many books including "American Theocracy" and "Bad Money."

 

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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