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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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Co-ops: Economic Democracy February 20, 2019 | 9:00 am

Nathan Schneider is a journalist and professor of media studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has written for Harper's, The New Republic, The Nation, the New York Times, and The Catholic Worker. He is the author of Everything for Everybody: The Radical Tradition that is Shaping the Next Economy.


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Land of the Lawless February 27, 2019 | 9:00 am

Ralph Nader, a legendary figure, has spent a lifetime fighting on behalf of ordinary people. Life magazine ranked him as one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century. The Atlantic named him one of the hundred most influential figures in U.S. history. Founder of Public Citizen, he is a long-time advocate for consumer safety and workers' rights. He rose to fame in the 1960s when he took on General Motors and its unsafe Corvair car. His 1965 book Unsafe At Any Speed not only created a sensation but also was instrumental in the enactment of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. His efforts helped create the Environmental Protection Agency. He has exposed the misdeeds of the corporate sector as well as of the political system. In recent years he has led the struggles around NAFTA, the WTO, corporate welfare, and single payer health care. He is the author numerous books including Breaking Through Power, To the Ramparts and How the Rats Re-Formed Congress.


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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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Recent episodes

The Open Veins of Venezuela February 13, 2019 | 9:00 am

Steve Ellner has taught economic history and political science at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela for many years. His articles have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, In TheseTimes, The New York Times and other newspapers and journals. He is the author of Rethinking Venezuelan Politics: Class Conflict & the Chavez Phenomenon and Latin America's Radical Left.


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The Ballot or the Bullet February 6, 2019 | 9:00 am

Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was a prominent human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. In February 1965, shortly after repudiating the Nation of Islam, he was assassinated by three of its members. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, published shortly after his death, is considered one of the most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century.


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The Dream of Revolution January 30, 2019 | 9:00 am

Robin Kelley, professor of history at UCLA is an award-winning author. Among his many books are Race Rebels: Culture, Politics and the Black Working Class, Yo’ Mama’s DisFunktional, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original and Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times.


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Preventing Nuclear Apocalypse January 23, 2019 | 9:00 am

Lilly Adams is the coordinator of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility's nuclear arms abolition campaign. She has worked as a community organizer with various civil society groups. Bruce Amundson is a former president of and long-time member of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. He has taught the University of Washington Medical School.


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How Fascism Works January 16, 2019 | 9:00 am

Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He is the author of Knowledge and Practical Interests, Language in Context, Know How and the award-winning How Propaganda Works.


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Root Causes of a Failed System January 9, 2019 | 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 Truthdig.com. 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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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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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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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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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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