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Airs at: Tue, 07/24/2018 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.
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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Corporate Media & U.S. Empire: Abby Martin

Airs at: Tue, 07/17/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
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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

A People's History of the United States PART 2: Howard Zinn

Airs at: Tue, 07/10/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  "You wanna read a real history book?" Matt Damon asks Robin Williams in the movie Good Will Hunting. "Read Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States. That book'll knock you on your ass." It'll do that and more. Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United Sta... Read more

A People's History of the United States: Howard Zinn

Airs at: Tue, 07/03/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  "You wanna read a real history book?" Matt Damon asks Robin Williams in the movie Good Will Hunting. "Read Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States. That book'll knock you on your ass." It'll do that and more. Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United Sta... Read more

Who is An American? -- Eric Foner

Airs at: Tue, 06/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Definitions of who is an American have been constantly shifting for more than two centuries. Parameters expand and contract as the political winds vary. Historically, race and racism have been central factors in determining who is an American. With changing demographic a... Read more

Facing the Truth about Native America: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Airs at: Tue, 06/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  It is difficult to overstate the ferocity of the attack on the indigenous people of North America by the settler colonizers. The genocidal campaign had its roots in New England. In the 1600s the first seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony showed a naked Native American wi... Read more

Can the Democratic Party Live Up to its Name?

Airs at: Tue, 06/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Humorist Will Rogers used to quip: "I'm not a member of any organized political party. I'm a Democrat." We can all have a good chuckle at that. But the deep problems with politics in the U.S. are too serious to laugh at. The Democratic Party has in recent decades abandon... Read more

Policing, Property & Evangelism: Arun Gupta

Airs at: Tue, 06/05/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Large numbers of evangelical Christians in the United States are ardent nationalists and fervent believers in capitalism. They are an influential part of what is called the president’s base. Eighty-one percent of evangelicals who voted in the 2016 presidential election c... Read more

Noam Chomsky: There Are Plenty of Opportunities

Airs at: Tue, 05/29/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  In the immortal words of Howard Beale, the TV anchor played by Peter Finch, in the classic film Network,  “Things are bad, they’re worse than bad. I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore. Things have got to change.” If you are feeling that way you’re no... Read more

Alternative Radio on 05/22/18

Airs at: Tue, 05/22/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Alternative Radio on 05/15/18

Airs at: Tue, 05/15/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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