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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Michelle Alexander - Race & Caste in America

Episode Archive

Alternative Radio on 09/17/13

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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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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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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)

Alternative Radio on 08/27/13

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Tue, 08/27/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Barbara Ehrenreich on Kicking People When They're Down

Barbara Ehrenreich speaks on Kicking People When They're Down (Recorded in Santa Fe, NM on March 13, 2013.)

Alternative Radio on 08/20/13

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Tue, 08/20/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic speech "Beyond Vietnam"

Martin Luther King, Jr - Beyond Vietnam (lecture)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Nobel Peace Prize winner, is one of the 20th century's most enduring figures. He advocated and practiced civil disobedience and non-violence. He said, "Christ gave us the goals and Mahatma Gandhi the tactics." He rose to national prominence during the epic Montgomery bus boycott and then went on to spearhead a movement which ended juridical apartheid in the U.S.

Alternative Radio on 08/13/13

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Tue, 08/13/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Thomas Linzey - Corporations, Communities & the Environment (lecture)
Thomas Linzey is an attorney and co-founder and executive director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and serves as its chief legal counsel. He is the author of Be the Change: How to Get What You Want in Your Community. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles TimesMother Jones, and the Nation.
 

Communities across the country, trying to stop a wide range of threats and unwanted projects such as gas drilling and fracking, mining, pipelines, factory farming, sewage sludging, landfills, coal shipments and GMOs, all run into the same problem: they don't have the legal authority to say "no" to them.

Alternative Radio on 08/06/13

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Tue, 08/06/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Dennis Kucinich on War and Peace

The U.S. has the world’s most powerful military machine. Its navy controls the seas, its air force the skies. Almost 70 years after the end of World War Two, its armies occupy bases from Germany and Italy to South Korea and Japan. Its CIA-operated drones attack Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan. Its multiple intelligence agencies have black sites and black budgets and carry out black operations. The financial costs of maintaining an empire are enormous. The moral costs are incalculable. And some would suggest the external violence connects to the murderous rampages and shootings here in the homeland. The signs of structural decay are all too apparent. Nation building begins at home. Can we imagine a culture of peace?

Alternative Radio on 07/30/13

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Tue, 07/30/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Sandra Steingraber speaks on Fracking & Public Health

 

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.

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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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