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 07/23/13

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Tue, 07/23/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Chris Hedges on Corporate Coup d'Etat (lecture)

Corporations constitute the most powerful force in society. Their influence has seeped into our classrooms, our newsrooms, our entertainment systems, our consciousness and crucially into our politics. Big money buys access to lawmakers. For sheer arrogance perhaps Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street investment giant, takes the cake. Its CEO Lloyd Blankfein, blithely advises citizens they will have to "lower" their "expectations" when it comes to Social Security which he calls an "entitlement." Goldman Sachs, made $5.6 billion in profits last year yet it secured tax breaks for its fancy new HQs in New York as well as tax-free bonuses for its top executives. Corporations reign supreme while most people are simply caught in the rain and are getting soaked.

Alternative Radio on 07/16/13

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Tue, 07/16/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Economist Richard Wolff on "Democracy at Work"

Richard Wolff - Democracy at Work (lecture)

Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and currently a visiting professor at the New School in New York. The New York Times called him "America's most prominent Marxist economist." He is the author of numerous books including Capitalism Hits the FanDemocracy at Work and Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism with David Barsamian.

Alternative Radio on 07/09/13

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 07/09/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Michelle Alexander - Incarceration Nation (lecture)

Michelle Alexander is a professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU's Racial Justice Project in Northern California, she served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. She is the author of the bestseller "The New Jim Crow."

Alternative Radio on 07/02/13

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 07/02/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Robert Jensen on "A Call to Action" (lecture)

Robert Jensen - A Call to Action 

Robert Jensen is professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of Third Coast Activist Resource Center in Austin. He is the author of Citizens of the EmpireThe Heart of WhitenessAll My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice, and Arguing for Our Lives.

Alternative Radio on 06/25/13

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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Sanjay Kak on India: David vs. Goliath

Sanjay Kak - India: David vs. Goliath (interview)

Alternative Radio on 06/18/13

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 06/18/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Glenn Greenwald on "The Security State"

Glenn Greenwald, a columnist for The Guardian, broke the story of Washington's widespread electronic dragnet. His exclusive interview with NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden was an international media sensation. He is a lawyer and the author of How Would a Patriot Act? and With Liberty and Justice for Some. He is the recipient of the Izzy Award from the Park Center for Independent Media for his "pathbreaking journalistic courage and persistence in confronting conventional wisdom, official deception, and controversial issues." He also received an Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary for his coverage of Bradley Manning.

Alternative Radio on 06/11/13

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 06/11/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Noam Chomsky on Magna Carta: Then & Now

Noam Chomsky - Magna Carta: Then & Now (lecture)

Alternative Radio on 06/04/13

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 06/04/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Ramin Jahanbegloo on Gandhi, Nonviolence & Iran

Ramin Jahanbegloo - Gandhi, Nonviolence & Iran (lecture)

Alternative Radio on 05/28/13

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 05/28/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jeremy Scahill on "License to Kill"

Jeremy Scahill - License to Kill (lecture)

Jeremy Scahill is the award-winning National Security Correspondent for theNation magazine and author of the best-sellers Blackwater and Dirty Wars. He has reported from war zones around the world. His work has sparked several congressional investigations. He is also the subject of the film Dirty Wars, an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Alternative Radio on 05/21/13

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 05/21/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Arundhati Roy on Reimagining the World

 

Arundhati Roy - Reimagining the World (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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