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Staff Favorites

Noam Chomsky
U.S. to UN: Do It Our Way

Imagine someone owed you a lot of money, but before paying it back, that person insisted that you not only reduce the amount but also change the way you conduct...

Kristin Dawkins
Debate with Keith Maskus on NAFTA

NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, is a pact between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Negotiated by the Bush, Mulroney and Salinas administrations, NAFTA if approved, will reduce tariffs...

Samuel Chavkin
Chile: The Allende Years 1970-1973

This is a special program on the Salvador Allende Popular Unity government in Chile during the years 1970-1973. Chavkin is interviewed by David Barsamian.

Sonia Nazario
The Courage of Immigrants

Emma Lazarus in her poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty wrote: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Bedros, my father might have...  

Elaine Bernard
Solidarity: An Injury To One Is An Injury To All...

Andrew Carnegie, nineteenth-century financier and steel magnet, once said, "The greatest discovery of my life is that the men who do the work never get rich." Carnegie knew what he...

Naomi Klein
The Shock Doctrine

Catastrophes from Katrina to Iraq from Afghanistan to the Asian Tsunami clear the way for corporations to move in and operate in newly privatized zones, pushing local government overboard. Kind...  

Michael Eric Dyson
Dr. King and the American Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr has been branded and packaged. The sharp edge has been largely replaced with a dull and unthreatening one. King moved way beyond his poetic "I...

Amiri Baraka
Real Politics, Real Poetry

The role of creative people in society has long been debated. Should they focus on their art and stay away from politics? Poets, writers, painters, filmmakers, musicians, artists in general...  

Stephen Bezruchka
Health Care Inequalities

First program: In Sickness & in Wealth Income and wealth inequalities have huge health impacts. What are the health advantages of being rich as compared to being poor? You’ll live...

Russell Means
Knowing Who You Are: Lessons from Native America

For years the indigenous peoples of the U.S., after having been dispersed and decimated and relegated to reservations, were reduced to caricatures. We all knew Indians and their culture. There...  

John Stockwell
The Dark Side of United States Foreign Policy

2 CDs In one of AR’s earliest and greatest hits, veteran CIA agent, John Stockwell turns on the klieg lights to illuminate the dark side of Washington’s policies. He takes...

Jack Shaheen
Reel Bad Arabs

Hollywood is good at stereotypes. Simple struggles of good versus evil, heroes against villains, can be a safe bet for box office success. Those stereotypes can have strong impact in...  

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