Daily radio/TV news programs / podcasts on peace and justice topics (thanks, Rick Kissell)
Citizen Radio is a weekday internet radio show for young people disillusioned with corporate media and a political system that doesn't speak to them. It is hosted by Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein. http://wearecitizenradio.com/
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Free Speech TV ch. 348 and Link TV ch. 375); and on the internet. DN! podcast is one of the most popular on the web. http://www.democracynow.org
Free Speech Radio News is an independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporters. It is a non-profit organization, with funding from the Pacifica Radio Network, as well as community radio stations across the US and listener-donors. The newscast is hosted by Dorian Merina, and is independently distributed by FSRN, as well as by the Pacifica radio network. http://www.fsrn.org
Majority Report started on Air America as a daily radio program co-hosted by Janeane Garafolo and Sam Seder. In November 2010 it was relaunched by Seder as a self-produced online podcast. http://majority.fm/
The Rick Smith Show In 2005, The Rick Smith Show stepped into a local radio world devoid of progressive talk. On a small country & western station, Rick took his Teamster-member outlook to the air and started mixing it up with conservatives from one of the reddest areas north of the Mason Dixon line. His show grew steadily, attracting listeners starved for a voice that spoke to working stiffs who felt the economic floor crumbling beneath them. http://ricksmithshow.com/
Uprising [daily edition] Uprising Radio was founded in July 2003 by Sonali Kolhatkar, host and lead producer of Uprising. Uprising emphasizes connecting global issues with local ones. Simply informing listeners of the problems in the world and our communities is not enough ‚Äì we hope to motivate our listeners to take an active role in their communities. Uprising airs daily on KPFK, Pacifica in Southern California from 8-9 am on weekdays, Pacific Standard Time (If you live outside the Southern California area, you can listen to Uprising live every day by clicking here). Uprising also has a Weekly Edition that uses the best of our national and international programming from the daily show. http://uprisingradio.org/home/
Workers‚Äô Independent News A nationwide news service focusing on issues that affect the daily lives of working people and their communities. News by and about working people. WIN producers gather news from labor unions and activists from across the country. WIN then packages the material for distribution to radio stations and for print publication. Our producers and reporters come from a diverse background encompassing all fields of media journalism, from print to radio, video to the Web. We share one common goal: to create media that puts people over profits and empowers citizens to become journalists in their own right. http://www.laborradio.org
The Young Turks is an Internet talk show distributed via live-stream and You Tube. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, it previously aired on Air America and Sirius Satellite Radio. http://www.theyoungturks.com/
Weekly radio news programs / podcasts
Activist Radio is a weekly program for all Americans who are not in the wealthiest one percent of the US population. Activist Radio attempts to show how the wealthy few lie to the rest of us to expand their power and wealth. http://www.classwars.org/
Alternative Radio is a weekly one-hour public affairs program featuring speakers like Chip Berlet, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Barbara Ehrenreich, Robert Fisk, Bill Fletcher, Glenn Greenwald, William Greider, Chris Hedges, Seymour Hersh, Jonathan Kozol, Naomi Klein, George Lakoff, Manning Marable, Bill Moyers, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, Kevin Phillips, Frances Fox Piven, Jeremy Scahill, Robert Scheer, Cornel West, and Howard Zinn. Alternative Radio provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. http://www.alternativeradio.org
Behind the News: Economics from a Left perspective is an hour-long, weekly program aired on KPFA. It has been hosted since 1996 by Doug Henwood, the editor of the Left Business Observer. Behind the News covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global. Shows typically consist of some opening comments by host Doug Henwood on the recent news, followed by two or three interviews with authors, activists, academics, and other knowledgeable sorts. Since mystification is one of the tricks that power uses to maintain itself, emphasis is always placed on clarifying the complex. http://www.kpfa.org/behindthenews
Topics covered include the broad economy and the financial markets, trade and globalization, income distribution and poverty, political candidates (with an emphasis on their general bogosity), Latin American resistance to neoliberalism, crime and imprisonment, financing health care, environmental economics, and the culture of money. Of course, that list will evolve as circumstances warrant.
Between the Lines Since 1991, non-commercial, listener-supported WPKN Radio in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has produced a weekly, award-winning public affairs show called Between the Lines. A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics. http://www.btlonline.org/
Each program begins with a five-minute summary of some of the week's under-reported news stories gathered from the alternative press. This summary is followed by three five-minute interview segments focusing on significant international, national and regional issues.
Building Bridges: Your Community Labor Report Our beat is the labor front, broadly defined, both geographically and conceptually. We examine the world of work and workers on the job as well as where they live. We examine the issues that affect their everyday lives, with a particular sensitivity towards human rights abuses, environmental concerns and the U.S. drive for global domination. We record their global struggles and provide analysis of their efforts to empower themselves and transform society to provide greater democratic, human, social, political and economic rights. Each program consists of feature stories, generally interviews, within a historical context, often accompanied by sound from demonstrations, rallies or conferences, and complemented and enhanced by poetry and instrumental or vocal -- people's culture. http://www.buildingbridgesonline.org/
CounterSpin is a weekly radio show hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart. It is a project of FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=5
CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news' narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.
Flashpoints is an award-winning daily investigative newsmagazine broadcast on the national Pacifica Radio network. Through original reports and some of the key investigative reporters of our time, Flashpoints goes to the frontlines and to the core of the stories in the areas of government and corporate criminality, human rights, and economic justice. http://www.flashpoints.net/
Freethought Radio is a weekly radio show produced by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. It airs live every Saturday on The Mic 92.1 in Madison, Wis. and (as of Saturday 6 October 2007) on Air America, streamed online, and available as a podcast. http://www.freethoughtradio.com/
Green Revolution http://greenrevolutionradio.com/ The Green Revolution radio show focuses on the world of green products, services, lifestyles and issues. The program's goal is to facilitate ecological balance, and is intended for individuals that wish to do the same. The host is Jon McLane, an expert in clean water systems. Guests are professionals in sustainability, resource conservation, and quality green products and services.
Guns and Butter: The Economics of Politics is a weekly hour-long program hosted by Bonnie Faulker and broadcast on KPFA in Los Angeles. It investigates the relationships among capitalism, militarism and politics. Maintaining a radical perspective in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, Guns & Butter reports on who wins and who loses when the economic resources of civil society are diverted toward global corporatization, war, and the furtherance of a national security state. http://www.kpfa.org/guns-and-butter
The Heartland Labor Forum is a weekly hour-long program on workplace and economic issues produced by the Institute for Labor Studies at the University of Missouri ‚Äì Kansas City. http://cas.umkc.edu/labor-ed/radio.htm
Labor Express is a production of the Chicago Committee for Labor Access that airs weekly on WLUW. It covers the labor movement locally, nationally, and internationally, including living wage campaigns, health care, education, immigrants‚Äô rights, the environment, and issues of race and gender. http://www.laborexpress.org/
Law and Disorder is a weekly, independent radio program airing on several stations across the United States and podcasting on the web. The program gives listeners access to rare legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent and the horrendous practices of torture exercised by the US government. This program examines the political forces and legislation that are moving the United States into a police state. http://lawanddisorder.org/
Making Contact is a weekly radio program of the National Radio Project that focusses on criminal justice and prisons, the environment, globalization, labor issues, and women issues. http://www.radioproject.org
Media Matters with Bob McChesney Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "The media are central to all our lives," he says. "Yet the media are the most frequently misunderstood parts of our lives. We want to help people understand the role of media in society." http://will.illinois.edu/mediamatters/
New World Notes is both a blog and a weekly radio program. Each examines political & social issues from a progressive perspective and with humor. The content includes commentary from the program's creator, Kenneth Dowst ... recorded talk from others ... stories from the alternative press read aloud ... graphics ... and music with a message. http://www.newworldnotes.blogspot.com/
The Progressive Radio is a weekly half-hour radio show hosted by Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine. Since 2003, Rothschild has been interviewing activists, scholars, and artists who are making the world a better place. http://www.progressive.org
Radio Ecoshock http://ecoshock.org/eshock09.html
Uprising [weekly national edition] Uprising Radio was founded in July 2003 by Sonali Kolhatkar, host and lead producer of Uprising. Uprising emphasizes connecting global issues with local ones. Simply informing listeners of the problems in the world and our communities is not enough ‚Äì we hope to motivate our listeners to take an active role in their communities. Uprising also has a weekly edition that uses the best of our national and international programming from the daily show. The Weekly Edition is syndicated nationally. http://uprisingradio.org/home/
War News Radio is a weekly, 29-minute program established in 2005 by students at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. It seeks to fill the gaps in the media coverage by airing new perspectives, both personal and historical, in a balanced and in-depth manner. http://warnewsradio.org/