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

Chris Giannou on Understanding the Middle East
Rashid Khalidi on Armenia, Kurdistan & Palestine: Unhealed Wounds of World War I

Episode Archive

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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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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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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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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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.

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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