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 10/27/09

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Tue, 10/27/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

 

Michael Pollan speaks on "In Defense of Food"

The Time magazine cover story, The Real Cost of Cheap Food, says, "Horror stories about the food industry have long been with us ever since 1906 when Upton Sinclair's landmark novel The Jungle exposed how America produces its meat. In the century that followed, things got much better, and in some ways much worse. Big agricultural can now produce unlimited quantities of meats and grains at remarkably cheap prices. But it does so at a high cost to the environment, animals and humans. Those hidden prices are the creeping erosion of our farmland, cages for chickens so packed that the birds can't even raise their wings and the scary rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria among farm animals. Add to the price tag the acceleration of global warming. Our energy intensive food system uses 19% of U.S. fossil fuels, more than any other sector in the economy. Since Americans are heeding such warnings and working to transform the way the country eats."

Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan, professor of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, is a contributing writer to the "New York Times Magazine. He is the bestselling author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food."

Alternative Radio on 10/21/09

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Wed, 10/21/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Deborah Nelson speaks on "Vietnam: War Crimes" (lecture)
 

Alternative Radio on 10/20/09

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Tue, 10/20/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Deborah Nelson on Vietnam: War Crimes (lecture)
 

Deborah Nelson is the author of "The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes." She was an investigative reporter at the Los Angeles TImes, Washington Post, Seattle Times, and Chicago Sun-TImes. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 1997 and was a project editor on Pulitzer Prize-winning investigations in 2001 and 2002. In 2006 she and military historian Nicholas Turse coauthored a series on U.S. war crimes for the Los Angeles TImes.

Alternative Radio on 10/13/09

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Tue, 10/13/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

John Pilger on "Imperialism in the Age of Obama"

John Pilger is an internationally renowned journalist and documentary filmmaker. Born in Australia he's been based in London for many years. He's twice won British journalism's highest award, that of
Journalist of the Year. His award-winning documentaries such as "Palestine is Still the Issue" and "The War on Democracy" are seen all over the world but rarely in the U.S. He is the author of
numerous books including "The New Rulers of the World" and "Freedom Next Time."

Alternative Radio on 10/06/09

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Tue, 10/06/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Host David Barsamian interviews Rami Khouri about "Dateline: Middle East."

Alternative Radio on 09/29/09

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Tue, 09/29/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Pervez Hoodbhoy speaks with host David Barsamian about "Whither Pakistan?"
Pervez Hoodbhoy is professor of physics at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad. He writes and lectures on South Asian issues. He appears on major news programs in Pakistan and around the world.
 

Alternative Radio on 09/08/09

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Tue, 09/08/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

CAPITALISM AND HEALTH

Alternative Radio on 09/01/09

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Tue, 09/01/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

 Noam Chomsky: Manufacturing Consent (Lecture)

Alternative Radio on 07/28/09

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Tue, 07/28/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

HYPOCRISIES OF CAPITALISM

Alternative Radio on 07/07/09

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Tue, 07/07/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Alternative Radio debuts on it's new day! 

David Barsamian presents Maude Barlow on Peak Water:

 

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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