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 08/13/08

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Wed, 08/13/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sut Jhally speaks on "How TV Exploits its Audience."

Sut (sounds like but) Jhally is Professor of Communications at the
University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  He is the founder and executive
director of the Media Education Foundation and the author of The
Codes of Advertising.  He co-directed the critically acclaimed
documentary, Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of
American Empire."
 

Alternative Radio on 08/06/08

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Wed, 08/06/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Michael Pollan speaks on The Cornification of Food (lecture)

Alternative Radio on 07/23/08

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Wed, 07/23/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Naomi Klein on "The Shock Doctrine"
Naomi Klein of Canada is an award-winning journalist, author and
filmmaker. Her articles appear in major newspapers and magazines all
over the world. Her documentary film on the economic crisis in
Argentina is "The Take." "No Logo," her book on globalization and
marketing was an international bestseller. Her latest book is "The
Shock Doctrine."

Catastrophes from Katrina to Iraq from Afghanistan to the Asian
Tsunami clear the way for corporations to move in and operate in
newly privatized zones, pushing local government overboard. Kind of
like shock and awe economics. Privatize, privatize, privatize is
intoned like a mantra by the economic high priests of neoliberalism.

Alternative Radio on 07/16/08

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Wed, 07/16/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Hosted by: David Barsamian
Jeremy Scahill - Blackwater: Mercenary Army (Lecture) A hidden story of the U.S. war on Iraq has been the use private contractors, a shadow force almost as big as the American army. The major company operating in Iraq and raking in millions of dollars in taxpayer money is Blackwater. The well-connected North Carolina-based firm is the elite Praetorian Guard of the so-called war on terror. Blackwater and other private armies apparently operate with no supervision or oversight. Their crimes go unpunished. Gen William Caldwell, the top spokesman for the U.S. military in Iraq, said: "Contractors are out of our lane, and we don't comment on them." Jeremy Scahill is the author of the bestseller "Blackwater: The Rise
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Alternative Radio on 07/09/08

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Wed, 07/09/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A lecture by Richard Heinberg on Peak Oil

Richard Heinberg, a leading expert on energy issues, teaches at the
New College of California. He is the author of "The Party's Over:
Oil, War & the Fate of Industrial Societies"
and "Power Down: Options
& Actions for a Post-Carbon World."

 

Alternative Radio on 07/02/08

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Wed, 07/02/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Winter Soldier: Testimonies from Iraq War Veterans

Taking the name Winter Soldier, dozens of war veterans gathered in Silver Spring, MD,
to talk about their experiences.

Alternative Radio on 06/25/08

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Wed, 06/25/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Host David Barsamian speaks with Sunita Narain, author of  Rethinking Growth. Sunita Narain. Director of the Centre for Science and the Environment in New Delhi, is a leading environmentalist. She is the editor of Down to Earth magazine. She is recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize and the Padma Shri from the Government of India. She was listed as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy magazine.

 

Alternative Radio on 06/18/08

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Wed, 06/18/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Michael Parenti speaks on Contrary Notions. Michael Parenti is one of this country's foremost independent
political analysts. He has taught at major colleges and universities in the US and abroad.  He is the author of numerous books including the classic "Democracy for the Few" and the highly acclaimed "The Assassination of Julius Caesar." His latest book is "Contrary Notions."

 

Alternative Radio on 06/11/08

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Wed, 06/11/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Host David Barsamian interviews Maude Barlow about The Global Water Crisis. 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 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship Award, and the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize. Her latest book is Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis.
 

Alternative Radio on 06/04/08

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Wed, 06/04/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Host David Barsamian interviews Youdon Aukatsang about Tibet: The Struggle for Freedom.  Youdon Aukatsang is a member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile. She is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She is Executive Director of Empowering the Vision in New Delhi.

 

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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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