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 06/01/10

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Bill McKibben speaks on "Earth to Humans: Enough Already"

Bill McKibben speaks on "Earth to Humans: Enough Already" (lecture)

Bill McKibben was among the first who sounded 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 latest book is "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet." He is co-founder of 350.org


 

Alternative Radio on 05/25/10

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Raj Patel – The Value of Nothing (lecture)

Raj Patel – The Value of Nothing (lecture)

Raj Patel, writer, activist and former policy analyst with Food First, is a visiting scholar at the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley. He has worked for the World Bank, the WTO, and the United Nations, and has also protested them on four continents. He is the author of "Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System."

Alternative Radio on 05/18/10

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Chip Berlet – The Tea Party Movement (interview)

Chip Berlet – The Tea Party Movement (interview)

Chip Berlet is senior analyst with Political Research Associates, the Somerville, Massachusetts-based organization. PRA monitors and reports on the political right wing. His articles appear in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Progressive magazine. He is the editor of "Eyes Right: Challenging the Right Wing Backlash" and co-author of "Right-Wing Populism in America."
 

Alternative Radio on 05/11/10

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Arundhati Roy - India: Field Notes on Democracy (lecture)

Arundhati Roy     - India: Field Notes on Democracy (lecture)

Arundhati Roy is the celebrated author of "The God of Small Things" and winner of the prestigious Booker Prize. "The New York Times" calls her, "India's most impassioned critic of globalization and American influence." Howard Zinn praises her "powerful commitment to social justice." She is the recipient of the Lannan Award for Cultural Freedom. Her latest books are "The Checkbook & the Cruise Missile," a collection of interviews with David Barsamian, and "An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire."

Alternative Radio on 05/04/10

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Noam Chomsky - The Center Cannot Hold (lecture)

Noam Chomsky - The Center Cannot Hold (lecture)

Noam Chomsky is an internationally renowned MIT professor. He practically invented modern linguistics. In addition to his pioneering work in that field he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice for many decades. He is in huge demand as a speaker all over world. "The New Statesman" calls him, "The conscience of the American people." The New York Times says he's "a global phenomenon, perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet." Author of scores of books, his latest are "The Essential Chomsky" and "What We Say Goes."

Alternative Radio on 04/27/10

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Tue, 04/27/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Joseph Stiglitz - Freefall: The Economic Crash

Joseph Stiglitz -  Freefall: The Economic Crash (lecture)

Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University in New York and Chair of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought. He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Alternative Radio on 04/20/10

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Tue, 04/20/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Michael Klare speaks on The Coming Conflict with China

Michael Klare speaks on The Coming Conflict with China (lecture)
 

Michael T. Klare is the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies and Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS), a position he has held since 1985. Before assuming his present post, he served as Director of the Program on Militarism and Disarmament at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. (1977-84).

Alternative Radio on 04/13/10

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Nomi Prins on "Bailouts" (lecture)

Nomi Prins on "Bailouts" (lecture)

Nomi Prins is a journalist and Senior Fellow at Demos. Her latest book is: It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street (Wiley, September, 2009). She is the author of Other People’s Money: The Corporate Mugging of America (The New Press, October 2004), a devastating exposé into corporate corruption, political collusion and Wall Street deception. Other People's Money was chosen as a Best Book of 2004 by The Economist, Barron's and The Library Journal. Her book Jacked: How "Conservatives" are Picking your Pocket (whether you voted for them or not) (Polipoint Press, Sept. 2006) catalogs her travels around the USA; talking to people about their economic lives.

Alternative Radio on 04/06/10

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Peter Balakian - Armenian Golgotha (lecture)

Peter Balakian - Armenian Golgotha (lecture)
 

The Armenian Genocide  – also known as the Armenian Holocaust, the Armenian Massacres and, by Armenians, as the Great Calamity – was the deliberate and systematic destruction (genocide) of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during and just after World War I. It was characterized by the use of massacres, and the use of deportations involving forced marches under conditions designed to lead to the death of the deportees, with the total number of Armenian deaths generally held to have been between one and 1.5 million.

Alternative Radio on 03/30/10

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Martin Luther King, Jr – Beyond Vietnam (lecture)

Martin Luther King, Jr – Beyond Vietnam (lecture)

This speech was delivered on 4 April 1967, at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City exactly one year before Dr. King's his death. In this talk he speaks strongly against the U.S.'s role in the war, insisting that the U.S. was in Vietnam "to occupy it as an American colony" and calling the U.S. government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today". He also argues that the country needed larger and broader moral changes:

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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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