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.

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Chris Giannou - Understanding the Middle East

Episode Archive

Edward Said - Culture and Imperialism (archival lecture)

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 11/05/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Edward Said - Culture and Imperialism (archival lecture)

Edward Said - Culture and Imperialism (archival lecture)

Susan Clark - Slow Democracy (lecture)

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 10/29/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Susan Clark speaks on Slow Democracy

Conventional democracy is being eviscerated. Frustration is mounting with business as usual models dominated by centralized institutions. But there are new initiatives. Local solutions to local problems which incorporate decision-making processes that are inclusive, deliberative and citizen powered are growing increasingly popular. From control of utilities to water and school issues to resisting fracking, communities are asserting themselves. Instead of seeing politics as something remote and out of reach, there are other possibilities closer to home. Slow democracy allows for space to find common ground and compromise and for communities to make choices that are ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable.

Justin Lewis on Media & Consumer Capitalism (lecture)

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 10/22/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Justin Lewis - Media & Consumer Capitalism (lecture)
Orchestrated wants driven by sophisticated advertising techniques have created a culture of consumption. Appetites for the latest hot thing are engineered. Media campaigns sell cool and sexy. Marketing is key. Data are collected. People are profiled, then targeted. Cell phones. Have to get the latest one with all new features, faster processor and design. We can't be left behind. More sales means more profits. The capitalist economic system is predicated on making money and barely considers the environmental effects down the road. That's somebody else's problem. In the U.S., consumerism is connected to ideology. Freedom is equated with the ability to buy things.

Mohammad Fadel on Egypt in Crisis (lecture)

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Tue, 10/15/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Mohammad Fadel speaks on Egypt in Crisis (lecture)
The Egyptian Revolution, which in early 2011 overthrew the decades-old Mubarak dictatorship, stirred the imagination of the world. The so-called Arab Spring was in full bloom. Anything seemed possible. The region's decrepit and feudal regimes were in danger of falling. Tahrir Square in Cairo became the symbol of liberation. But as Mao said, "A revolution is not a dinner party." The euphoria of the moment masked deep divisions and conflicts within Egyptian society. In 2012, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was elected president. Frustrated by his ineffective rule and rejecting his Islamist agenda, some of the Tahrir Square protestors urged the military to take over. On July 3, 2013, Morsi was toppled in a coup.

David Nibert Speaks on the Animal Industrial Complex

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 10/08/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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David Nibert - Animal Industrial Complex (lecture)
David Nibert, a former tenant organizer and community activist, is an award-winning writer and professor at Wittenberg University in Springfield Ohio. He is the author of Animal Rights, Human Rights: Entanglements of and Animal Oppression and Human Violence. Many have heard of the military-industrial complex, maybe even the prison-industrial complex, but the animal industrial complex? Probably not. But you should. It's huge. Meat consumption per capita in the U.S. exceeds all other countries except for Luxemburg. The U.S. with its ubiquitous fast food outlets might be called Burgerstan. But the love affair with meat may be waning. The Hindu-Buddhist roots of vegetarianism have gone way beyond their origins in South Asia.

Vandana Shiva - Food Security & GMOs (lecture)

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 10/01/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Physicist, author and activist Vandana Shiva speaks on Food Security & GMOs

Vandana Shiva - Food Security & GMOs (lecture)

Host David Barsamian speaks with documentary filmmaker Sanjay Kak about Kashmir

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 09/24/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Sanjay Kak - Kashmir: Hell in Heaven (interview)

Sanjay Kak - Kashmir: Hell in Heaven (interview)

Alternative Radio on 09/17/13

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 09/17/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Arundhati Roy on Women and Resistance (interview)

Arundhati Roy on Women and Resistance (interview)

Alternative Radio on 09/10/13

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 09/10/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Victoria Banyard - Sexual Violence (lecture)

Victoria Banyard is professor of pyschology at the University of New Hampshire. Her articles on sexual violence prevention have appeared in leading scholarly journals. She has been a guest editor for numerous special journal issues on the theme of sexual violence, including Violence Against Women: An International Journal. She has co-edited two books: Trauma and Physical Health and Trauma and Memory.

Alternative Radio on 09/03/13

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 09/03/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A weekly one-hour progressive radio show featuring lectures & interviews with progressive thinkers.

Samantha Power on Genocide: A Problem from Hell (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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