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.
[Jeff Cohen, Janine Jackson] Cutting Through Corporate Media BS
With few exceptions the corporate mainstream media operate within very narrow parameters. In one corner you have MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and in the other you have Fox’s Sean Hannity. And they do present contrasting views but the boundaries of discussion are limited. Certain topics are taboo, such as U.S. imperialism or really existing capitalism, not the wonders of the free market propaganda we're bombarded with. Deep institutional structures are never the focus of attention. Here and there people make mistakes and are called out. And tactics and policies are criticized but the overall framework of power remains intact and unchallenged. The corporate mainstream media fulfills its role as a cover for a system that is clearly failing for the many but benefits the few. But there are alternatives to the BS.
Step into the now, Mr. B
AR represents an absolute gold mine. Decades worth of thought provoking interviews and speeches the People desperately need to hear but, sadly, won’t because all of it save the carefully selected episode of the week is behind a paywall. David. Please. For the love of no less than the future of our species, make this a normal podcast: Patreon, advertisers, listener donations, a rich uncle... etc. The number of times I’ve heard a relevant nugget of wisdom and wanted to share it with friends and family but had to add, “...but you have to listen to it this week ‘cause, it like, disappears.”
David Barsamian is a national treasure. He’s spent his life deftly leading us through “the big conversations”.
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.