By David Barsamian
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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.
||Clean[Michael Eric Dyson] White Privilege||White privilege. What’s that? Some people have choices and advantages simply because of the color of their skin. Many whites are unaware of it or if they are are quick to say, Hey, I’m cool and beyond that. Yeah, right. Peggy McIntosh, a noted women’s studies scholar in her classic essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack” wrote: “I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group. I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets that I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was “meant” to remain oblivious. White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools and blank checks.”||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Five Stars to Alternative Radio
David Barsamian's Alternative Radio is top notch. It is one of the few, but growing, non-commercial breaths of fresh air in the field of non-mainstream media (or I guess, as Madame Palin would say, non-lamestream media), that is pushing back against the corporatization of our country. If you want to educate yourself, go to alternativeradio.org and purchase their mp3 files featuring different speakers on many different topics. They're a real bargain.
Awesome show. Also check out Radio Ecoshock if you like this...
You gotta listen!
Alternative Radio is my favorite program. David Barsamian brings so many important voices to the air waves, voices we all need to hear. And he does such a good job of it, India recently deported him out of fear of what might come from his interviews in that country.