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Alternative Radio is an "unembedded" weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and on short-wave on Radio for Peace International. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.

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    • 4.7 • 329 Ratings

Alternative Radio is an "unembedded" weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and on short-wave on Radio for Peace International. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.

    [Robin DiAngelo] The Fragility of Whiteness

    [Robin DiAngelo] The Fragility of Whiteness

    The great African American sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois in his 1903 classic book, The Souls of Black Folk, wrote, “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” Well, here we are in the 21st century and the color line and racial injustice remain front and center. Some white people have acknowledged racism as a major issue. Others when challenged are defensive and uncomfortable. The murder of George Floyd brought out multi-racial demonstrations against police violence and racial injustice. Monuments, statues and other symbols of oppression are toppled and Confederate flags are lowered. These are the first steps in a reckoning that is long overdue.

    • 57 min

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4.7 out of 5
329 Ratings

329 Ratings

Mr. Wampa ,

One of the best

I’ve been listening to Alternative for over 20 years, going back to when it was only on the Radio on public radio.

Always insightful and entertaining.

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More than 156,000 dead Americans from Covid-19

Not sure when this was recorded but when it became available on 8/5 or 8/6/20, the number is far worse than 100k. But a fine podcast every time for progressive listeners!

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Alternative radio

This series has opened my eyes, mind, And heart. David Barsamian features many well known voices, but also offers a platform to more obscure public intellectuals from all over the world. I particularly value women from global south and indigenous perspectives like vandana shiva and Winona laduke. And critical perspectives on right wing Zionism, valuable to me as a progressive Jew. And where else Will you learn about The full historical context of the Armenian genocide...?

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