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Alternative Radio

A weekly one-hour public affairs radio program that provides analyses and views that are ignored or distorted in most media.Guests include Dar Jamail, Michael Pollan, Noam Chomsky, Antonia Jusef, Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Jeff Cohen, David Zirin, Bill Moyers and Howard Zinn.

Upcoming episodes

Why the 2020 Census Matters December 19, 2018 | 9:00 am

Arturo Vargas is a nationally recognized expert in Latino demographic trends, electoral participation, voting rights, redistricting and the Census. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of NALEO, a national membership organization of Latino policymakers and their supporters. He has held various positions at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and he was the senior education policy analyst at the National Council of La Raza in Washington, D.C.

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The Politics of Hate December 26, 2018 | 9:00 am

Arjun Singh Sethi is a community activist, civil rights lawyer and law professor based in Washington, DC. He works closely with Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and Sikh communities and advocates for racial justice, equity, and social change. His articles appear in The Guardian, Politico, USA Today, and the Washington Post. He holds faculty appointments at Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University Law School. He is the editor of American Hate: Survivors Speak Out. The book was nominated by NPR as a 2018 Great Read.

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Notes from the Psychedelic Underground January 2, 2019 | 9:00 am

Michael Pollan teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California at Berkeley. He is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and the bestselling author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food, The Botany of Desire and How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us. Time magazine named him on its list of the one hundred most influential people in the world.

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Recent episodes

Economic Inequality Kills December 12, 2018 | 9:00 am

Stephen Bezruchka is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington in Seattle. He worked for many years as an emergency physician in Seattle. His particular areas of research are population health and societal hierarchy. He spent over 10 years in Nepal working in various health programs, and teaching in remote regions. He is author of numerous articles and essays. He is a contributor to Sickness and Wealth, a book on the effects of global corporatization on health.

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Guns & White Nationalism December 5, 2018 | 9:00 am

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is an award-winning historian. She has been active in the international Indigenous movement for many decades and is known for her lifelong commitment to social justice issues. She is the author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States and Loaded her book on U.S. gun culture.

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How Hitler Happened November 28, 2018 | 9:00 am

Benjamin Hett is the author of Burning the Reichstag, Crossing Hitler and The Death of Democracy. He is a professor of history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard and a law degree from the University of Toronto. He grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, and now lives in New York City.

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U.S. Interventions in the Middle East November 21, 2018 | 9:00 am

This never before broadcast archival program marks the 15th anniversary of Edward Said’s death.

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The Radical Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer November 14, 2018 | 9:00 am

Haley Pessin is a member of the International Socialist Organization in New Paltz, NY, and organizes with Rockland Coalition to End the New Jim Crow (RCENJC).

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Root Causes of a Failed System November 7, 2018 | 9:00 am

Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has reported from the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. He writes a weekly column for He is the author of many books including Death of the Liberal Class, The World As It Is, Wages of Rebellion and America: The Farewell Tour.

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Pushing Back the Corporate Food Regime October 31, 2018 | 9:00 am

Eric Holt-Giménez is the executive director of the Institute for Food and Development Policy, known as Food First, a "people's think tank" dedicated to ending the injustices that cause hunger. For over two decades, he has worked with peasant movements in Mexico and Central America. He is the author of Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America’s Farmer to Farmer Movement and A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism.

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Native American Holocaust October 10, 2018 | 9:00 am

David Stannard, an award-winning historian, taught at the University of Hawaii. He is the author of many books including The Puritan Way of Death, Before the Horror and American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World.

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How Capitalism Works October 3, 2018 | 9:00 am

Yanis Varoufakis is an economist and academic. He served as the Greek Minister of Finance from January to July 2015, when he resigned. He is the author of many books including Talking to My Daughter about the Economy.

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What Movements Do September 26, 2018 | 9:00 am

Frances Fox Piven is a leading activist scholar. She is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at CUNY. She is co-author with Richard Cloward of numerous award-winning books including Regulating the Poor and The Breaking of the American Social Compact. She is the author of Why Americans Still Don’t Vote, The War at Home, Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven and Lessons for Our Struggle.

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