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Airs at: Tue, 12/18/2018 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.
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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

U.S. Interventions in the Middle East: Edward Said

Airs at: Tue, 11/06/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  The current occupant of the White House has said, “The Middle East is a troubled place. There are a lot of bad things happening in that part of the world.” Indeed. But why is it troubled place and why are bad things happening there? There is no mention of Washington’s ro... Read more

Haley Pessin on the Radical Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer

Airs at: Tue, 10/30/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Fannie Lou Hamer was a fighter for equality and justice who said, “If I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom.” Going against entrenched racism she was able to accomplish much in gaining voting rights for African Americans. She died in 19... Read more

Root Causes of a Failed System: Chris Hedges

Airs at: Tue, 10/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  America, says Chris Hedges, is convulsed by an array of pathologies that have arisen out of profound hopelessness, a bitter despair and a civil society that has ceased to function. As our society unravels, we also face global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate chang... Read more

Pushing Back the Corporate Food Regime: Eric Holt-Giménez

Airs at: Tue, 10/16/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Food is the basis of life. We need it to live. It is as simple as that. The UN declares, “the right to adequate food is a long-standing international human right.” But the aim of 21st century capitalism is not primarily to promote our well-being and health, it is to cont... Read more

Chris Hedges: Rise Up & Resist

Airs at: Tue, 10/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  When is enough enough? In the face of evil what does it take for people to move from passivity to active resistance? Throughout history there have been instances of people defying tyranny. Fighting back no matter what the odds. An example comes from Nazi Germany, often c... Read more