9pm - 10pm
Alternative Radio serves as a forum for debate and controversy, providing a voice for groups that are overlooked by other media, and is part of the non-profit Institute for Social and Cultural Change.
Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the U.S., Canada,Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.
The program is carried by over 125 radio stations and heard by millions of listeners. Their headquarters, with three paid staff, are located in Boulder, Colo.
About the host:
David Barsamian is director of Alternative Radio. He has been working in radio since 1978. His interviews appear regularly in The Progressive, Z Magazine and International Socialist Review. He is the author of "Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire" -- his series of interviews with late Eqbal Ahmad and "The Pen and the Sword and Culture and Resistance"-- his series of interviews with late Edward Said.
Barsamian is also the author of several interview books with Noam Chomsky including: "The Common Good and Propaganda;" and "The Public Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky." His latest works are: "The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting;" "The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile: Conversations with Arundhati Roy;" and "Louder Than Bombs: Interviews from The Progressive Magazine." Barsamian lectures on U.S. foreign policy, the media, propaganda, and corporate power in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, India, and Europe.