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A weekly one-hour progressive radio show featuring lectures & interviews with progressive thinkers.

Every Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


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.
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U.S. & Iran: Four Decades of Hostility

Airs at: Tue, 05/21/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  The danger of war between the U.S. and Iran is increasing. U.S. forces virtually surround Iran. And they are being ramped up. In classic gunboat diplomacy a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group is positioned off the coast of Iran. Imagine if Iran had a naval armada off of ... Read more

Planet in Peril

Airs at: Tue, 05/14/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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We’ve all seen the images of huge icebergs breaking off the Antarctic ice sheets into the ocean. It’s not just polar bears and penguins who are in danger of losing their habitat. Our “pale blue dot” in the universe as Carl Sagan described Earth, is in peril. The top scienti... Read more

U.S. Empire & Latin America

Airs at: Tue, 05/07/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The list of U.S. invasions, occupations, coups and sanctions in Latin America is a mile long. It is after all, “our little region over here,” and our “backyard” according to policymakers in Washington. Starting with the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 the continent and its people h... Read more

Artists & Social Responsibility

Airs at: Tue, 04/30/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Artists, creative people, occupy a special place in our hearts and minds. They interpret the world around us and imagine things outside the box. What is the connection between them and their creative output and society? Is it just to take curtain calls and sign autograph... Read more

The Working Class

Airs at: Tue, 04/23/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Warren Buffett, the much-admired genius investor and one of the world’s richest men said, “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” And who are the losers? The working class, people who work for an hourly wa... Read more

The Enduring Power of Protest

Airs at: Tue, 04/16/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Are marches and demonstrations just feel good affairs? You vent some spleen then go home satisfied as if you’ve done something worthwhile and before you know it the glow wears off? Or does the power of collective action, solidarity and mass mobilizations have a deeper effec... Read more

The Financialization of Housing

Airs at: Tue, 04/09/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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From Seattle to Toronto, the cost of owning a home is soaring. Rents are no better. Accelerated by neoliberal economic doctrine a paradigm shift in housing has occurred in recent years. There is a growing disconnect between housing as a human right and housing as a financi... Read more

Climate Disruption

Airs at: Tue, 04/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Ralph Nader points out the term climate change is a vast understatement and does not convey the gravity of what we are facing. He says, climate disruption is more accurate. Study after study, report after report make it clear that human activity is transforming our planet. ... Read more

Surveillance Capitalism

Airs at: Tue, 03/26/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Surveillance Capitalism is a global architecture of behavior modification which poses profound threats to society. It was invented at Google, duplicated at Facebook, and has moved almost seamlessly into virtually every economic sector. Vast wealth is accumulated in an om... Read more

Palestine: The Pendulum Is Shifting

Airs at: Tue, 03/19/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  For decades Palestine and Palestinians were associated with terror and terrorism. In political discourse and popular culture Palestinians were often typecast as blood thirsty killers. As the great Palestinian-American scholar Edward Said once ruefully observed, “Palestin... Read more