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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Episode Archive

Alternative Radio on 10/22/08

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 10/22/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alternative Radio host David Barsamian interviews Noam Chomsky about Wars, Bailouts & Elections.

Noam Chomsky, internationally renowned MIT professor, practically invented modern linguistics. In addition to his pioneering work in that field he has been a leading voice for peace and social justice. He is in huge demand as a public speaker all over the world. The New York Times calls him, "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 10/08/08

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Wed, 10/08/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

George Lakoff speaks on The Political Mind. 

Lakoff says liberals need to know how to reframe the political debate, which is now dominated by a conservative framing.

George Lakoff is Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a founding senior fellow at the Rockridge Institute where he applies cognitive linguistics to the study of politics, especially the framing of public political debate. He is the author of the bestseller "Don't Think of An Elephant. " His latest book is "The Political Mind."


 

Alternative Radio on 09/24/08

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Wed, 09/24/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ahmed Rashid speaks on Pakistan & Afghanistan: Descent into Chaos (lecture)

Ahmed Rashid has been described as "the most influential journalist in the world." Based in Lahore, he has been reporting on Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia for many years. His articles appear in leading newspapers and magazines all over the world. He is a guest on major TV and radio outlets. His book Taliban was an international
best seller. He is also the author of Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia. His latest book is Descent into Chaos.
 

Alternative Radio on 09/17/08

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 09/17/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Kevin Phillips speaks on Swimming with the Sharks: The U.S. Economy.  (lecture)
Kevin Phillips was chief political analyst for the 1968 Republican presidential campaign, which culminated in the victory of Richard Nixon.  Phillips also was partly responsible for the design of the Republican "Southern strategy," which transformed the once Democratic South into a Republican stronghold. In 1969 he wrote "The Emerging
Republican Majority." His politics have evolved over the ensuing decades. He is the author of many books including "American Theocracy" and "Bad Money."

 

Alternative Radio on 09/10/08

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 09/10/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tom Hayden speaks on Movements and Machiavellians.

Tom Hayden has been involved in many of America's social movements for decades. He was the main author of the 1962 Port Huron Statement, the manifesto of Students for a Democratic Society, the campus-based, activist movement. He went from street protests and being indicted by the Nixon Administration to holding office in Sacramento. He served eighteen years in the California State Assembly and State Senate. Author of many books, his two most recent are Voices of the Chicago Eight and Writings for a Democratic Society.
 

Alternative Radio on 09/03/08

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 09/03/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tahira Abdullah on Pakistani Women

Alternative Radio on 08/27/08

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 08/27/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Benjamin Barber speaks on Runaway Capitalism.  Benjamin Barber is a well-known scholar and political theorist. He is
the author of many books including the bestseller Jihad vs. McWorld.  His latest book is Consumed: The Fate of Citizens under Capitalism Triumphant.
 

Alternative Radio on 08/20/08

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 08/20/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Julian Darley speaks on The Post Carbon World. Julian Darley is the founder of Post Carbon Institute headquartered
in Sebastopol, California. He is the author of High Noon for Natural Gas and the co-author of Relocalize Now!
 

Alternative Radio on 08/13/08

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Wed, 08/13/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sut Jhally speaks on "How TV Exploits its Audience."

Sut (sounds like but) Jhally is Professor of Communications at the
University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  He is the founder and executive
director of the Media Education Foundation and the author of The
Codes of Advertising.  He co-directed the critically acclaimed
documentary, Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of
American Empire."
 

Alternative Radio on 08/06/08

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 08/06/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Michael Pollan speaks on The Cornification of Food (lecture)

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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