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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.

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U.S. Empire & Latin America May 22, 2019 | 9:00 am

Lawrence Wilkerson teaches Government and Public Policy at William & Mary College. He was Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff and Associate Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning staff. Before working at the State Department, he served 31 years in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of colonel.


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Planet in Peril May 29, 2019 | 9:00 am

Bill McKibben was one of the first to sound the alarm on climate change with his bestselling book The End of Nature. A scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College, he is a leading environmental activist. His other books include The Age of Missing Information, Hope, Human and Wild, Deep Economy, and Eaarth. He is co-founder of 350.org.


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Recent episodes

Artists & Social Responsibility May 15, 2019 | 9:00 am

Wallace Shawn is an award-winning playwright and noted stage and screen actor. He starred in the film My Dinner with Andre. He is the author of Essays and Night Thoughts.


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The Enduring Power of Protest May 1, 2019 | 9:00 am

Aneelah Afzali is the executive director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound. She was named the 2018 American Muslim of the Year by the Council on American Islamic Relations. L.A. Kauffman is a veteran organizer of mass marches and direct-action protests. Her articles appear in The Guardian and other publication. She is author of How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance.


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The Financialization of Housing April 24, 2019 | 9:00 am

Leilani Farha is the special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council. She was the executive director of Canada Without Poverty, an NGO based in Ottawa. A human rights lawyer by training, she has worked all over the world on the implementation of economic and social rights.


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Climate Disruption April 17, 2019 | 9:00 am

Dahr Jamail is an award-winning independent journalist who went to Iraq to report on the war and occupation. He is the author of Beyond the Green Zone, The Will to Resist and The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption. His articles appear in Truthout.


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Surveillance Capitalism April 10, 2019 | 9:00 am

Shoshana Zuboff is professor emerita at the Harvard Business School. She is the author of In the Age of the Smart Machine and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.


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Palestine: The Pendulum Is Shifting April 3, 2019 | 9:00 am

Ilan Pappé is professor of history at the University of Exeter. He was formerly a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa and chair of the Touma Institute for Palestinian and Israeli Studies in Haifa. He is the author of many books including The Modern Middle East, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, On Palestine with Noam Chomsky and The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories.


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U.S. and Cuba: Back to the Past March 27, 2019 | 9:00 am

Peter Kornbluh is director of the National Security Archive's Chile Documentation Project and of the Cuba Documentation Project based in Washington, DC. He is the co-author of Back Channel to Cuba and author of Bay of Pigs Declassified: The Secret CIA Report and The Pinochet File.


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Honduras: Coups, Crises, & Caravans March 20, 2019 | 9:00 am

Dana Frank is Professor of History Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America and The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror & U.S. Policy in the Aftermath of the Coup. Her articles about human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras have appeared in The Nation, the New York Times, the Miami Herald, and many other publications. She has testified before both the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament.


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The Inversion of Totalitarianism March 13, 2019 | 9:00 am

Sheldon Wolin was an important political scientist and award-winning scholar. Cornel West called him, “The greatest political theorist of and for democracy of our time.” He taught at UC/Berkeley and Princeton. He was the author of Politics and Vision and Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism. He passed away in 2015.


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The Abolition of War March 6, 2019 | 9:00 am

David Swanson is an activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and the author of War Is Never Just and Curing Exceptionalism. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.


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