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Airs at: Tue, 01/22/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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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.
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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The Dream of Revolution: Robin Kelley

Airs at: Tue, 01/15/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  In some ways Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered twice. First by an assassin’s bullet in Memphis and then by killing his revolutionary message. Today, King is largely remembered with special holiday sales. His vision of radical revolution muted. He posed a special t... Read more

Preventing Nuclear Apocalypse

Airs at: Tue, 01/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  You may know Apocalypse as a Marvel Comics supervillain. It is a word of Greek origin, meaning the catastrophic final destruction of the world. The use of nuclear weapons would be apocalyptic. It is difficult to imagine extinction. Understandably, most people would rathe... Read more

How Fascism Works: Jason Stanley

Airs at: Tue, 01/01/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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​ What is fascism? Michael Parenti, author and historian says, “Fascism historically has been used to secure the interests of large capitalist interests against the demands of popular democracy. Then and now, fascism has made irrational mass appeals in order to secure the ... Read more

Root Causes of a Failed System: Chris Hedges

Airs at: Tue, 12/25/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Neil Postman in his classic work Amusing Ourselves to Death nailed it when he wrote, “When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, whe... Read more

Notes from the Psychedelic Underground: Michael Pollan

Airs at: Tue, 12/18/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  The legalization of marijuana across the U.S. and Canada is making headline news. The study of the medical uses of psilocybin (and other psychedelics) does not. Academic research of psilocybin found in hallucinogenic mushrooms, lysergic acid, and ecstasy is ongoing at ma... Read more

The Politics of Hate: Arjun Singh Sethi

Airs at: Tue, 12/11/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  There is a stench in the air. Hate is out in the open. The number of hate crimes has dramatically escalated in the last couple of years. Recall Dylann Roof who killed nine in an African-American church in South Carolina or Gregory Bush who murdered two black shoppers in ... Read more

Why the 2020 Census Matters: Arturo Vargas

Airs at: Tue, 12/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  How important is the 2020 census? Very. Its repercussions are profound. It’s about power and money. The census in theory should be neutral, an objective collection of data, but like almost everything else these days it is politically charged. The numbers determine repres... Read more

Economic Inequality Kills: Stephen Bezruchka

Airs at: Tue, 11/27/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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​ Given that people in the U.S. spend more money on health care than the rest of the world combined, then logic would dictate that we have the best health outcomes. Well, we don’t. Why? Increasing evidence from epidemiologists— the scientists who study the health of popula... Read more

Guns & White Nationalism: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Airs at: Tue, 11/20/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  The founding of the United States was based on the ideology of white supremacy, the practice of slavery, land theft and genocide. The mass murder of indigenous people by Euro-colonizers was fueled by white nationalism. From the settler colonialists down to the present, t... Read more

How Hitler Happened: Benjamin Hett

Airs at: Tue, 11/13/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  The post-WW1 Weimar Republic in Germany was the height of European civilization. Its scientists and scholars led the world. Its Bauhaus architecture was the rage. Its arts featured such luminaries as Fritz Lang, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill and Thomas Mann. Yet, out of thi... Read more