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Airs at: Tue, 07/23/2019 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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Economic Inequality Kills

Airs at: Tue, 07/16/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  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

U.S. Empire & Latin America

Airs at: Tue, 07/09/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  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 peopl... Read more

The Slide to War with Iran

Airs at: Tue, 07/02/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
The U.S. and Iran are on a collision course. The name-calling and saber rattling are ominous. The New York Times headline reads: “Iran Calls U.S. ‘Desperate and Confused.’ Trump vows ‘Obliteration.’” Is Iran going to commit suicide by attacking the world’s most lethal milit... Read more

Toward the Abolition of Incarceration

Airs at: Tue, 06/25/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  The U.S. is Number One. America is first in the world in having 2.3 million people behind bars. They are held in state prisons, federal prisons, county jails, juvenile correctional facilities and other lockups. The prison industrial complex costs state and federal govern... Read more

The Anti-Democratic U.S. Constitution

Airs at: Tue, 06/18/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  The title of this program may come as a surprise to some. The Constitution is considered by many in the United States as a sacred document. Its framers are venerated as demi-gods. The Founders, white men, slave owners and holding property shaped a document that would cod... Read more

The Decision That Has To Be Made

Airs at: Tue, 06/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  Noam Chomsky warns,  “There has to be some kind of Green New Deal if we’re going to survive. The human species is facing questions which have never arisen before. Is organized human life going to survive in any recognizable form? We’re approaching the level of global war... Read more

Inequality: The New Gilded Age

Airs at: Tue, 06/04/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
A conversation between Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald reportedly went like this: Fitzgerald says, “The rich are different from you and me.” To which Hemingway responded, “Yes, they have more money.” You bet they do. And now more than ever. The old Gilded Age pales... Read more

Native American Eco-Justice

Airs at: Tue, 05/28/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
Eduardo Galeano in his masterwork, The Open Veins of Latin America wrote that 500 years ago European settler colonialists came to this hemisphere and “sank their teeth” into the throats of Indian civilizations. You know the story. Genocide. Land was stolen. Broken promises ... Read more

U.S. & Iran: Four Decades of Hostility

Airs at: Tue, 05/21/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  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
Produced for Alternative Radio
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