Wednesday at 9:00 am

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

Christian Parenti – Climate Crisis December 2, 2015 | 9:00 am

Christian Parenti is a Nation contributing editor and faculty in New York University’s Global Liberal Studies program. He is the author of Lockdown America and Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

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Recent episodes

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz – The Other Side of Thanksgiving November 25, 2015 | 9:00 am

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is the author of the 2015 American Book Award-winning An Indigenous People's History of the United States. Her expertise in Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, the Sioux Nation and other indigenous peoples of the Americas is recognized around the world.

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The Recovery of the Commons November 18, 2015 | 9:00 am

Vandana Shiva is an internationally renowned voice for sustainable development and social justice. She's a physicist, scholar and social activist. She is Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy in New Delhi. She's the recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize and of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize. She is the author of many books, including Earth Democracy, Soil Not Oil and Making Peace with the Earth.

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Kissingerism November 11, 2015 | 9:00 am

Greg Grandin, professor of history at New York University, is the author of The Empire of Necessity, The Blood of Guatemala and Kissinger’s Shadow. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Public Library, he has served on the UN Truth Commission investigating the Guatemalan Civil War. His articles appear in the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and The New York Times.

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Ali Abunimah – Justice in Palestine November 4, 2015 | 9:00 am

Ali Abunimah is an internationally recognized Palestinian-American journalist. He is co-founder and director of the Electronic Intifada, an independent online news service on Palestine. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian. He is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse and The Battle for Justice in Palestine.

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Culture & Imperialism October 28, 2015 | 9:00 am

Edward Said, internationally renowned Columbia University professor, practically invented the field of post-colonial studies. His great works, Orientalism and Culture & Imperialism, have been translated into many languages and is widely used in colleges and universities. The New York Times called him, "one of the most influential literary and cultural critics in the world." Edward Said died in New York in 2003.

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Katha Pollitt — The Fate of Legal Abortion October 21, 2015 | 9:00 am

Katha Pollitt, an award-winning essayist, poet and critic, is best known for her column "Subject to Debate" in The Nation magazine. She is the author of Virginity or Death! and Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights. She is the recipient of a National Book Critics Circle Award for her volume of poetry, Antarctic Traveller.

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Faith, Ferguson & Nonviolent Resistance October 14, 2015 | 9:00 am

Osagyefo Sekou is an author, documentary filmmaker, public intellectual, organizer, pastor and theologian. He is the author of Gods, Gays, and Guns: Essays on Race, Religion, and the Future of Democracy. He has been active in Ferguson on behalf of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the country’s oldest interfaith peace organization. He has led trainings in nonviolent civil disobedience. Cornel West calls him “one of the most courageous and prophetic voices of our time.”

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Chris Hedges – Extraction Industries & Sexploitation October 7, 2015 | 9:00 am

Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. He writes a weekly column for and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. He is the author of many books including Empire of Illusion, Death of the Liberal Class, The World As It Is, and Wages of Rebellion.

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A New Story September 30, 2015 | 9:00 am

David Korten was an insider in the development establishment for several decades. He worked for the Ford Foundation and USAID and taught at Harvard University's Graduate School of Business. Having severed his ties to the past, today he is a leading voice for economic and social justice. He is co-founder and board chair of YES! magazine. He is the author of When Corporations Rule the World, The Great Turning and Change the Story, Change the Future.

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A Global Warning September 23, 2015 | 9:00 am

Tom Hayden has been involved in many of America's social movements for decades. He was the main author of the 1962 Port Huron Statement, the manifesto of Students for a Democratic Society, the campus-based, activist movement. He went from street protests and being indicted by the Nixon Administration to holding office in Sacramento. He served eighteen years in the California State Assembly and State Senate. Among his many books are Voices of the Chicago Eight, Writings for a Democratic Society, and The Long Sixties: From 1960 to Barack Obama.

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