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David Barsamian

One of America's most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio—now in its 29th year—and his books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said. His latest book of interviews with Noam Chomsky is Power Systems. His best-selling books with Chomsky have been translated into many languages. He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, capitalism, propaganda, the media, the economic crisis and global rebellions. Click for a list of recent speaking topics.

He is a winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center. He has collaborated with the world-renowned Kronos Quartet  in events in New York, London, Vienna and elsewhere.

The Boulder Weekly published this feature about him. As Arundhati Roy wrote for The Guardian, Barsamian was deported from India due to his work on Kashmir and other revolts. He is still barred from traveling to "the world's largest democracy."

Programs Featuring David Barsamian

Date Recorded     Handle Program Title Audio Sample?    
2012: 07/06 #BARD003 Gunning for Iran  
2013: 03/03 #BARD002 I Have a Drone  
2013: 06/14 #BARD004 Israel, the U.S. & Mideast Policy  
2012: 09/12 #WOLR006 Live From City Lights  
1998: 06/18 #BARD-HIGJ001 Live on Hightower's Chat 'n Chew  
1994: 04/14 #BARD-KNOE-LANS001 Media Treatment of Arabs and Islam  
- #ZINH027-ZINH028-ZINH029-ZINH032-ZINH033-ZINH034-ZINH035 Original Zinn: The Tapes  
1995: 05/24 #BARD001 The Right-Wing Attack on Public Broadcasting  
1969: 12/31 #CULT040 Music, Culture and Religion in Egypt  
2014: 10/08 #BARD005 Barsamian/Kronos Quartet in Concert  
- #CHON231-CHON232 ISIS, the Kurds & Turkey + Decoding U.S. Propaganda  
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