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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.
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An Israeli Dissident View: Miko Peled

Airs at: Tue, 04/24/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  Occupation has a corrosive and corrupting effect not just on the occupied but on the occupiers as well. The British learned this in Kenya as the French did in Algeria and maybe the U.S. did in Iraq. People don’t like to be occupied. Thus, severe measures are employed to ... Read more

Palestine...After the Last Sky: Ramzy Baroud

Airs at: Tue, 04/17/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Mahmoud Darwish, the national poet of Palestine in a famous couplet asks, Where should we go after the last frontiers, where should the birds fly after the last sky? For many displaced Palestinians Darwish speaks to their dilemma. Where should they go? The role of the U.... Read more

Is War Ever Justifiable?: David Swanson vs Pete Kilner

Airs at: Tue, 04/10/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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​ In 1970, at the height of the U.S. wars in Indochina Edwin Starr came out with his classic song: “War.” In it he asks, “War, what is good for?” And he answers: “Absolutely nothing.” Well, for the giant weapons manufacturing corporations, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop... Read more

The Real Black Panther: Bobby Seale

Airs at: Tue, 04/03/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Black Panther is a blockbuster superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character. But back in the 1960s the Black Panther Party represented an African-American political and social welfare organization. Why the name? As Huey Newton, one of its leaders said, because the... Read more

Democracy: Michael Parenti

Airs at: Tue, 03/27/2018 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

The Inherently Unstable Economy: Nomi Prins

Airs at: Tue, 03/20/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  We hear a lot about bulls and bears and the magic of the stock market. The magic is shared by a few. The richest 10 percent own 84 percent of all shares of stock. Remember the days when Republicans prided themselves on being fiscally responsible? Well, they’re long gone.... Read more

Vietnam: Joe Allen

Airs at: Tue, 03/13/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  All imperial systems attempt to reinvent the past, engineer history to suit their needs. The United States is no different. Vietnam is a perfect example. A war of aggression was transformed into a "conflict." It was "tragic" and a "mistake." At the other end of the spect... Read more

Inside Armenia: Anna Shahnazaryan

Airs at: Tue, 03/06/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Land-locked Armenia has had a long history but as a nation state it is rather new. Armenia declared its independence from the USSR in 1991. Left with a legacy of 70 years of Soviet rule, corruption is rampant. The adoption of neoliberalism by elites, as in other countrie... Read more

An Indigenous People's History: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Airs at: Tue, 02/27/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  The history of the U.S. is one of settler colonialism. The state was established on the basis of white male supremacy, slavery, land theft and genocide. “From sea to shining sea” the Native nations were decimated and dispossessed. The survivors herded into concentration ... Read more

Crime and Punishment in Black America: James Forman Jr.

Airs at: Tue, 02/20/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Critics of the U.S. criminal justice system such as Michelle Alexander and Bryan Stevenson have assailed the rise of mass incarceration with its disproportionate impact on people of color. The war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American le... Read more