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Alternative Radio

Host, David Barsamian

Alternative Radio , established in 1986, is an internationally syndicated, one-hour, weekly radio public affairs program, airing on over 175 radio stations  in the U.S., Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, and in-depth analyses and views not covered in mainstream media, featuring interviews with humanitarian and progressive thinkers.



Hosted by journalist David Barsamian on community radio station KGNU-FM, in Boulder, Colorado.

Notable guests: Tariq Ali, Jello Biafra, Andrew Bacevich, Lester Brown, Robert Fisk, George Galloway, Amy Goodman, Seymour Hersh, Bill Moyers, Arundhati Roy, Joseph Stiglitz, Howard Zinn.  Perhaps the best known of Alternative Radio interviews have been with dissident intellectual Noam Chomsky.

“An essential service for the communication needs of a democratic society.– Ben Bagdikian, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Media Monopoly

“…a source of constant high-quality radio broadcasting that challenges conventional political wisdom.” — The Progressive

“…a ray of light in the media darkness featuring voices of proposals to strengthen our democracy.” — Ralph Nader

“David Barsamian is the Studs Terkel of our generation.” — Howard Zinn

“In conversation [with David Barsamian], Chomsky is more relaxed, tentative, and discursive than he is in his books or his public speaking engagements.”– Vancouver Sun

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