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 02/12/13

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Tue, 02/12/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Amiri Baraka on "Real Politics, Real Poetry"

Amiri Baraka - Real Politics, Real Poetry (lecture)

Amiri Baraka rose to fame in the 1960s as LeRoi Jones. His 1964 off-Broadway play, "Dutchman" created a sensation. Later he became Amiri Baraka and was a central figure in the Black Arts movement. He is an award-winning playwright and poet and recipient of the American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the author of many books including "Home" and "Digging."

Alternative Radio on 02/05/13

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Tue, 02/05/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Julianne Malveaux on Economic Justice: Dr. King's Legacy

Julianne Malveaux speaks on Economic Justice: Dr. King's Legacy (lecture)

Alternative Radio on 01/29/13

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Tue, 01/29/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Chuck Collins - Income Inequality (lecture)

Chuck Collins speaks on "Income Inequality"

Chuck Collins is co-director of United for a Fair Economy, a Boston-based national organization which addresses issues of economic inequality.

Alternative Radio on 01/22/13

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Tue, 01/22/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Richard Wolff - Democracy at Work (lecture)

 Professor Richard Wolff speaks on "Democracy at Work" 

Alternative Radio on 01/15/13

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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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David Suzuki speaks on The Nature of Things

David Suzuki - The Nature of Things (interview)

Host David Barsamian interviews David Suzuki leading scientist, broadcaster, writer, and environmental activist. He is best known as host of the long-running CBC TV series, "The Nature of Things" seen in syndication in over forty countries. Author of many books, his latest is The Big Picture. He was awarded Canada's highest civilian honor for his work.

Alternative Radio on 01/08/13

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Tue, 01/08/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill McKibben speaks on "Climate Cliff"

Bill McKibben on "Climate Cliff" (lecture)

Bill McKibben was one of the first to sound the alarm on climate change with his bestselling book "The End of Nature." A scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College, he is a leading activist, journalist and author on the environment. His other books include The Age of Missing Information and Hope, Human and WildDeep Economy, and Eaarth. He is co-founder of 350.org.

Alternative Radio on 01/01/13

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Tue, 01/01/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Paul Cienfuegos on Ending Corporate Rule

 Paul Cienfuegos - Ending Corporate Rule (lecture)

Alternative Radio on 12/26/12

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Wed, 12/26/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Author, blogger and lawyer Glenn Greenwald on "The Surveillance State"

(Alternative Radio is heard at this special day and time this week only.)

Glenn Greenwald speaks on "The Surveillance State"

Glenn Greenwald is a lawyer and the author of How Would a Patriot Act? and Great American Hypocrites. 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 U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning. Greenwald is a columnist and blogger at Salon.com and his articles appear in various newspapers and magazines. He spoke in Rosemont, IL on June 28, 2012.

Alternative Radio on 12/18/12

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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Deepa Kumar - Islamophobia (lecture)

Deepa Kumar speaks on Islamophobia (lecture)

Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle East Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike and Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire. She appears on numerous media outlets around the world.

Alternative Radio on 12/11/12

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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Noam Chomsky - Masters of Mankind (lecture)

Noam Chomsky - Masters of Mankind (lecture)

Noam Chomsky, legendary MIT professor, has been a leading voice for peace and social justice for more than 40 years. Edward Said called him, “one of the most significant challengers of unjust power and delusions; he goes against every assumption about American altruism and humanitarianism.” He is the author of scores of books, including Hopes & Prospects and How The World Works.

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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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