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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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What Movements Do: Frances Fox Piven

Airs at: Tue, 09/18/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  The ruling class is organized and well-funded. What can be done to confront and defeat concentrations of power? As a veteran activist once said, “Organized people can beat organized money.” There is  a rich history of ordinary people getting together and doing extraordin... Read more

RALPH NADER! Citizen Action: It's Easier than We Think, Pt 2

Airs at: Tue, 09/11/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Overcoming adversity alone is a tough road to hoe but when you act with others it’s not as difficult. There is nothing like solidarity. There’s unity and strength in numbers. Most movements have very modest beginnings. Take women’s rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and a ha... Read more

RALPH NADER - "Citizen Action: It's Easier than We Think"

Airs at: Tue, 09/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Overcoming adversity alone is a tough road to hoe but when you act with others it’s not as difficult. There is nothing like solidarity. There’s unity and strength in numbers. Most movements have very modest beginnings. Take women’s rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and a ha... Read more

Stopping Fascism: Chris Hedges

Airs at: Tue, 08/28/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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​ One dictionary defines fascism as, “A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism.” The first fascist party was founded by Mussolini in Ital... Read more

Moral Imperatives: Chris Hedges

Airs at: Tue, 08/21/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  What are individuals to do when faced with a moral imperative? And society at large? Philosophers since ancient times have been wrestling with this question as it involves issues of ethics and conscience. When we see an injustice do we remain passive and silent or do we ... Read more

Extraction Industries & Sexploitation: Chris Hedges

Airs at: Tue, 08/14/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The scourge of male violence exists independently of capitalism, empire and colonialism. It is a separate evil. The fight to end male violence against women, part of a global struggle by women, must take primacy in our own struggle. We cannot stand up for some of the oppres... Read more

Captain Ahab & U.S. Empire: Chris Hedges

Airs at: Tue, 08/07/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  The demonic Captain Ahab in Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick represents a quest for power and domination that is a death wish. Hubris will doom Ahab and his Pequod crew, all perish except for Ishmael. Is there a larger lesson to be learned? Is the United States much diffe... Read more

Democracy: Michael Parenti

Airs at: Tue, 07/31/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Discussions about democracy probably start in Athens about 2500 years ago. A truism is society is democratic to the extent that its citizens play a meaningful role in managing public affairs. Democracy is located within the capitalist economic system infamous for produci... Read more

Journalism....Truth or Propaganda: Jeremy Scahill

Airs at: Tue, 07/24/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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​ "An informed democracy will behave in a responsible fashion," said Jefferson. And what happens to democracy when one of the major pillars of information, journalism is under attack from the highest office in the land? We live in an era where the president openly singles ... Read more

Corporate Media & U.S. Empire: Abby Martin

Airs at: Tue, 07/17/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Renowned Indian writer Arundhati Roy once assured an American audience that the United States might enjoy a collective sigh of relief when it finally gives up on being an empire. But empires die hard. In response to eroding economic predominance, military spending in the... Read more