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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

Manning Marable — By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X February 10, 2016 | 9:00 am

The singular voice of Malcolm X speaks today to more people than ever before. He endures as a powerful and inspirational figure. It's not hard to understand why. With his mesmerizing oratorical style and cadence it was Malcolm who redefined the discourse on race.

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Recent episodes

Dave Zirin-Racism, Resistance & Black Athletes February 3, 2016 | 9:00 am

In the wake of a rising number of racist incidents at the University of Missouri, nicknamed Mizzou, black athletes threatened to boycott football games. Athletes have tremendous influence on and off campus. Speaking out and acting collectively, they can bring the powerful to their knees.

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The TPP: A Corporate Deal January 27, 2016 | 9:00 am

The TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is a pact among12 countries: The United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Strongly pushed by Washington, it is hailed as a “free trade” agreement. But the deal has little to do with free trade. Rather, the TPP is about limiting regulation. It takes away the power of governments to protect the environment. It’s an investor rights agreement and includes special protections for corporations that offshore jobs to low-wage countries. The TPP is part of the neoliberal project to maximize profit and domination, and to set working people in the world in competition with one another so as to lower wages. There is still time to prevent its passage. As Bernie Sanders says, “Now it’s on us to stop it from becoming law.”

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Capitalism in the Age of Digital Technology January 20, 2016 | 9:00 am

Robert McChesney teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of many books including Digital Disconnect. He is co-author with John Nichols of Dollarocracy. He is the co-founder of Free Press, a national media reform organization. The Utne Reader listed him among its “50 visionaries who are changing the world.”

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Tim Flannery – Solutions to the Climate Crisis January 13, 2016 | 9:00 am

Tim Flannery of Australia is a major voice in chronicling the effects of climate change and proposing solutions. He has taught at the University of Adelaide and Harvard and was Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum. He is a Professional Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis. (This program was partially aired last week. Due to the technical issues that ensued, we will air it in its entirety this week)

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The ISIS Crisis December 23, 2015 | 9:00 am

ISIS is growing. What is its appeal? How is it, as the Pentagon says, “tremendously well-funded”? How has it inspired attacks as far away as Ottawa, Sydney and Copenhagen?

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Henry Giroux – The Human Costs of Neoliberalism December 16, 2015 | 9:00 am

University in Hamilton, Ontario. He has written many books including Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education and The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Zombie Politics in the Age of Casino Capitalism. He is a member of Truthout‘s Board of Directors and a regular contributor to the nonprofit, independent online news organization.

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Naomi Klein – Transitioning to Climate Justice December 9, 2015 | 9:00 am

Naomi Klein of Canada is an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker. Her articles appear in major newspapers and magazines all over the world. She is the author of the bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything.

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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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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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