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

Wes Jackson on Restoring Earth Island

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Wes Jackson on Restoring Earth Island

Wes Jackson is a plant geneticist and a leading voice for agrarian reform away from domesticated agriculture. He is the author of New Roots for Agriculture and many books. He is founder of The Land Institute and a member of the World Future Council.

Public interest in dystopia is prevalent everywhere. Look at the popularity of films such as The Day After Tomorrow, Children of Men, The Hunger Games. Rarely are utopian visions articulated in contemporary culture, much less pursued in earnest. Artists and policymakers alike risk being labeled unrealistic, impractical, delusional. But the conjuring of utopia serves a vital function. Have a vision, then act to realize it.

Chris Hedges on Moral Imperatives

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Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Chris Hedges on Moral Imperatives
Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. He writes a weekly column for Truthdig.org and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. He is the author of many books including Empire of Illusion, Death of the Liberal Class, The World As It Is, and, with Joe Sacco, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.

Marjorie Cohn on Death from Above: Drones

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Tue, 03/31/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Marjorie Cohn on Death from Above: Drones

Marjorie Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. She is the former president of the National Lawyers Guild. She is the author of many books and she is the editor of Drones and Targeted Killing. Cohn is a recipient of the Peace Scholar of the Year Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association.

Alternative Radio on 03/24/15

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Tue, 03/24/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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A weekly one-hour progressive radio show featuring lectures & interviews with progressive thinkers.

Richard Wolff - 21st Century Capitalism

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Tue, 03/17/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Richard Wolff - 21st Century Capitalism
Richard Wolff teaches 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 Fan, Democracy at Work and Occupy the Economy with David Barsamian.

Reese Erlich - Cuba & the U.S.: a New Beginning

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Tue, 03/10/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Reese Erlich - Cuba & the U.S.: a New Beginning

Reese Erlich is an award-winning journalist and a special correspondent with GlobalPost. He also reports regularly for NPR, Deutsche Welle and the CBC. He is the author of Inside Syria andDateline Havana.

Loretta Napoleoni on "The ISIS Crisis"

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Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Loretta Napoleoni on "The ISIS Crisis"

Loretta Napoleoni is an independent journalist. She has worked as London correspondent and columnist for La Stampa, La Repubblica, El Pais, and Le Monde. A former Fulbright scholar, she holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the London School of Economics. She is the author of Rogue Economics, Terror Inc. and The Islamist Phoenix.

Angela Davis on Transnational Solidarity

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Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Angela Davis on Transnational Solidarity

Angela Davis, one of the iconic figures of this era, graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University and pursued graduate studies at the Goethe Institute in Frankfurt and the University of California at San Diego. Acquitted on conspiracy charges in 1970, after one of the most famous trials in U.S. history, she went on to become an internationally renowned writer, scholar and lecturer. She is a retired professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She's the author of many books, includingWomen, Race and Class, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism, Abolition Democracy, and The Meaning of Freedom. A charismatic speaker, she draws huge crowds wherever she appears.

Michael Eric Dyson - Malcolm X & the Politics of Race

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Tue, 02/17/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Michael Eric Dyson - Malcolm X & the Politics of Race

Michael Eric Dyson has written with insight and depth about Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King. He is Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. A dynamic political orator in his own right, Professor Dyson spoke at the University of Colorado in Boulder as part of Black History Month in 1995. 

Malcolm X's life represents an extraordinary evolution and transformation from street hustler and ex-con to an intellectual visionary with a race and class analysis. He went from being a narrow nationalist to incorporating a broad global perspective. He articulated a strong challenge to the system of power and privilege. Consequently, the FBI wiretapped Malcolm, read his mail, and kept him under surveillance.

Cornel West on Love and Justice

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 02/10/2015 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Cornel West on Love and Justice

Cornel West, University Professor of Religion at Princeton, has been called "the preeminent African American intellectual of his generation." With his preacher-like cadences and passionate delivery, he is much in demand as a speaker. A prolific author, his book Race Matters was a bestseller. His latest book is Democracy Matters.

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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