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Alternative independent radio news programming is featured here. In addition to a host of intriguing radio news shows, this collection features the Presidential Recordings collection of historical speeches and secret recordings.

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collections
15,653
audio
41
movies
3
texts
2
images
Topics & Subjects
2,688
KXJZ
2,552
Insight
2,523
Capital Public Radio
2,391
Sacramento public radio
1,904
American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
1,332
Democracy Now
More right-solid
Collection
5,341
Democracy Now!
2,736
KXJZ's Insight
2,644
Pacifica Radio Archives
1,908
The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
1,162
Free Speech Radio News
889
VOA Newscasts
More right-solid
Creator
2,867
democracy now!
1,207
voice of america, a u.s. government agency
878
capital public radio, inc.
815
david alpern
265
jerry mead-lucero
179
pittsburgh indymedia
More right-solid
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5,997
English
1,026
Spanish
2
Farsi (with English subtitles)
1
Italian
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Democracy Now!
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5,340
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7.3M
VIEWS
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Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 450 stations in North America. The programs are uploaded to the Archive daily and are available in English or Spanish. The program is hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez and produced out of the Downtown Community Television Center, a community media center in New York City's Chinatown. Click for more information about Democracy Now!
KXJZ's Insight
collection
2,730
ITEMS
2.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 2.2M
A daily, in-depth radio interview program hosted by Capital Public Radio's Beth Ruyak, providing context and background to the issues that face the Sacramento region of California. Click for more information on KXJZ's Insight .
Presidential Recordings
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131
ITEMS
743,348
VIEWS
by Presidential Recordings
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The Presidential Recordings Collection is made up of two distinct types of presidential speech: public speeches made by U.S. Presidents and secret recordings made in the White House between 1940 and 1973. Many of the recordings originate from the National Archives and the individual presidential libraries that fall under the National Archives. Digital copies of the recordings have been provided by the Scripps Library at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. The Miller Center is a nonpartisan...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
collection
147
ITEMS
469,676
VIEWS
collection
eye 469,676
Broadcasts from the World War II years.
Topics: wwII, world war two
Free Speech Radio News
collection
859
ITEMS
428,274
VIEWS
collection
eye 428,274
Incisive news and analysis in the service of peace and social justice Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) is the only daily half-hour progressive radio newscast in the United States. It is owned and managed by news reporters. FSRN is an independent broadcast news organization born in January 2000 as the result of a strike by 43 reporters who formerly worked for the now defunct Pacifica Network News (PNN). Since that time, FSRN has expanded to hundreds of reporters in the U.S. and around the world....
Public Scanner Recordings
collection
141
ITEMS
416,942
VIEWS
collection
eye 416,942
Recordings of public scanners, including police and fire scanners from a number of US locations are available here for download or streaming.
Mother Jones Radio
collection
112
ITEMS
411,373
VIEWS
collection
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A fun, fast, and substantive show of reporting and commentary inspired by stories from Mother Jones magazine. Award-winning host Angie Coiro brings together reporters and experts, creating a potent mix of news, razor-sharp commentary, and political humor from some of the best in the business. Mother Jones Radio picks up where corporate news leaves off. Its reporters ask what others don't, say what others won't, and bring you important stories you just won't hear anywhere else. At Mother Jones...
Pacifica Radio Archives
collection
1,518
ITEMS
309,051
VIEWS
collection
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Pacifica Radio Archives is considered by historians and scholars to be one of the oldest and most important audio collections in the world. Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry readings, commentaries and radio arts. The Pacifica Radio Archives appraise, collect, organize, describe, preserve the creative work generated by, or produced in...
Open Democracy
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84
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119,271
VIEWS
collection
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Pioneering a new type of independent media based on exchange and participation, Open Democracy spans the globe and covers the key questions of our times with interviews and contributions from renowned authors and marginalized voices alike. Some topics covered in this collection include life inside Guantanamo, climate change, human rights, and freedom of expression. Interviews with Sister Helen Prejean, Salman Rushdie, Carlos Fuentes, and Daniel Ellsberg are featured. Click for more information...
Public Scanner Recordings
by Hamtramck Police and Fire, Rescue
audio
eye 109,639
favorite 6
comment 0
Nearly-continuous recordings of radio scanner traffic in Hamtramck, Michigan (42.404631, -83.057438) for June of 2006.
Topic: scanner audio
Talk Nation Radio
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85
ITEMS
73,354
VIEWS
collection
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Discussions about breaking news as it happens, interviews with journalists, scholars, human rights workers, officials, and other news makers. Politics, human rights, and the environment. Contact Dori Smith, talknationradio@gmail.com.
Topic: Talk Nation Radio
Human Rights and Social Justice Conference
collection
28
ITEMS
67,002
VIEWS
by University of Winnipeg Global College
collection
eye 67,002
From February 23 to 25, 2007, the University of Winnipeg Global College and its partnering organizations hosted a remarkable assembly of national and international academics, government representatives, NGO leaders, witnesses and advocates in the human rights arena to frame a proactive approach to education and awareness.With the active participation of an informed and engaged society, the conference set out to develop and sustain a global human rights strategy for change to encourage...
Topics: human rights, social justice, United Nations
"Lena: a sound portrait of a multifaceted lady." Lena Horne (b. June 30, 1917; d. May 9, 2010) is interviewed at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel by KPFA's Gene De Alessi in conjunction with the release of her autobiography. She was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio, and went on to achieve international fame as a singer. In this recording she discusses her life and career, civil rights, Billie Holiday, Joe Lewis, Humphrey Bogart,...
Topics: Horne, Lena, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, African American Women, Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
UCSF Tobacco Industry Audio Recordings
collection
266
ITEMS
65,520
VIEWS
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The University of California, San Francisco Tobacco Industry Documents Multimedia Collection contains audiotapes and videotapes related to the advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research of tobacco products as well as materials gathered and produced by tobacco control advocates. The UCSF Tobacco Industry Audio Recordings Collection includes some of the audiotapes from the larger Multimedia Collection. As a result of the Minnesota lawsuit, the major tobacco companies...
Rustbelt Radio
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183
ITEMS
63,788
VIEWS
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Rustbelt Radio is a weekly 60-minute news program from the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center and WRCT 88.3 FM Pittsburgh. Featuring news and interviews from the regional rustbelt area, as well as coverage of global issues. As part of the indymedia network, Rustbelt Radio strives to be an outlet for community based, non-corporate, participatory media. Rustbelt Radio features news from the grassroots that is commonly overlooked by the corporate media. It can be heard on radio stations in...
Presidential Recordings
by John F. Kennedy
audio
eye 54,305
favorite 13
comment 10
"The President and the Press" American Newspaper Publishers Association. Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, NY.
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Topic: John F. Kennedy
Source: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Public Scanner Recordings
by Hamtramck Police and Fire
audio
eye 45,794
favorite 2
comment 0
Nearly-continuous recordings of radio scanner traffic in Hamtramck, Michigan (42.404631, -83.057438) for May of 2007.
Topic: scanner_audio
Public Scanner Recordings
by Ann Arbor Police
audio
eye 44,936
favorite 0
comment 0
Recording of a number of radio scanner transmissions in Ann Arbor, Michigan (from 42.25072 ,-83.59663).
Source: Ann Arbor Police
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 43,200
favorite 0
comment 0
Democracy Now! radio program for September 24, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Public Scanner Recordings
by Hamtramck Police and Fire
audio
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favorite 0
comment 0
Nearly-continuous recordings of radio scanner traffic in Hamtramck, Michigan (42.404631, -83.057438) for March of 2007.
Topic: scanner_audio
Source: Uniden BC785D Scanner at 42.404631, -83.057438
Labor Express Radio
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38,044
VIEWS
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Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs radio program. “News for working people, by working people.” Our program covers issues in the labor movement locally, nationally, and internationally. The program also addresses issues of concern to working people such as housing, education, health care, immigrants rights, the environment and U.S. foreign policy, from a working class viewpoint. Labor Express Radio airs Monday mornings at 10:00 AM on...
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 37,638
favorite 0
comment 0
Democracy Now! radio program for July 17, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Public Scanner Recordings
by Hamtramck Police and Fire
audio
eye 37,542
favorite 0
comment 0
Nearly-continuous recordings of radio scanner traffic in Hamtramck, Michigan (42.404631, -83.057438) for December of 2006.
Topic: scanner_audio
Source: Uniden BC785D Scanner at 42.404631, -83.057438
Presidential Recordings
by The White House
audio
eye 33,570
favorite 9
comment 3
The audio from John Fitzgerald Kennedy's 1961 Inaugural Address. This is the speech with the famous quote "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."
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Topic: Speeches
Source: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 32,702
favorite 0
comment 1
Democracy Now! radio program for April 30, 2007
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Source: Television broadcast
Presidential Recordings
by John F. Kennedy
audio
eye 32,331
favorite 6
comment 2
John F. Kennedy Dictabelt Recording. Please refer to the John F. Kennedy Dictabelt finding aid for more information.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: John F. Kennedy
Source: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Digital copy from the Miller Center of Public Affairs.
For Your Ears Only / On Air
collection
720
ITEMS
31,388
VIEWS
by David Alpern
collection
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For Your Ears Only/On Air is a unique, fair and far-ranging weekend news program that veteran journalist/broadcaster David Alpern has produced and hosted since 1982. In addition to guests from across the right-left spectrum on critical policy and political issues, For Your Ears Only presents news and views on a broad range of other important and engaging topics: health, science, technology, the economy, food, arts and entertainment. Launched as Newsweek On Air, reflecting content from that...
Topics: For Your Ears Only, radio, news
Road To The White House: Iowa Caucuses The first test in the long and hard-fought road to the White House, the Iowa Caucuses, are a mere four weeks away. Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins Insight to talk about the race. Capitol Chat: New California Laws 2016 New year, new laws. Capital Public Radio's news team has been combing through some of the policies taking effect January 1. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins Insight with a look at what they found. Rebroadcast: Kim Stanley Robinson's...
Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, CSU Sacramento, Ken Rudin, The...
collection
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In 2011, Pacifica Radio Archives received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to preserve 150 programs from our vaults, with preservation assistance from George Blood Audio and Video in Philadelphia, PA. The resulting collection encompasses an eclectic array of programs, some of which were only very recently discovered by PRA staff. Among some of the many highlights of the collection are a WBAI interview with Andy Warhol about his film Chelsea Girls shortly after the film’s...
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 29,096
favorite 0
comment 0
Democracy Now! radio program for April 27, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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* Headlines for September 17, 2007 * The Shock Doctrine: Naomi Klein on the Rise of Disaster Capitalism admin note -- description below are for previous dates: * The Race for 2008: A Look at the Presidential Playing Field * Immigrant Groups Launch Boycott of Western Union Over Money Transfer Fees * Thousands Turn Out For Immigrant Rights Protest Against Social Security "No Match" Letters * Headlines for September 14, 2007 * EXCLUSIVE: In One Of His Last Interviews Before His Death...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 28,956
favorite 0
comment 0
Democracy Now! radio program for June 5, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
audio
eye 28,739
favorite 11
comment 0
News from 1940. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1940 news file dump. Any typo or error is mine.
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, London (England) -- History -- Bombardment, 1940-1941, WWII, Old Time Radio,...
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 28,508
favorite 0
comment 0
* Headlines for September 28, 2007 * More Dead in Burma as Troops Fire on Defiant Anti-Government Protesters * More Health Care Professionals Involved In Design, Structuring of Torture Than in Providing Care For Survivors * Minn. Immigrant Rights Group Sues ICE Over Swift Meatpacking Raid
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 28,235
favorite 0
comment 1
Democracy Now! radio program for August 7, 2007 * Headlines for August 7, 2007 * Freedom Next Time: Filmmaker & Journalist John Pilger on Propaganda, the Press, Censorship and Resisting the American Empire
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Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 27,894
favorite 0
comment 1
Democracy Now! radio program for July 10, 2007
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Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 27,570
favorite 0
comment 1
* A Look At How Petraeus Helped Arm Warring Sunni and Shia Militias in Iraq * Billions Over Baghdad: How Did $9B in Cash Airlifted From the Fed to Iraq Go Missing? * Alive Day Memories: New Doc Takes Inside Look at Lives of U.S. Soldiers Wounded in Iraq * Headlines for September 13, 2007 * "Democracy While Black" - Rev. Lennox Yearwood Arrested, Charged with Assault While Entering Petraeus Hearing * From Freedom Watch to Petraeus, A Look at the Bush Administration's Iraq War PR...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Source: Television broadcast
VOA Newscasts
collection
889
ITEMS
27,444
VIEWS
collection
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This Collection includes more than 20,000 hourly radio newscasts aired by the Voice of America (VOA), the flagship U.S. international broadcaster. Since August 2014, these five-minute English-language newscasts have been downloaded from the VOA website . A small number of older newscasts come from other sources. (VOA also produces content in more than 40 other languages.) Much of VOA's radio and television material is archived online, but content management systems change, and in the past audio...
Topic: voa
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 26,909
favorite 0
comment 0
Democracy Now! radio program for September 22, 2008
Source: Television broadcast
Presidential Recordings
by Lyndon B. Johnson
audio
eye 26,879
favorite 0
comment 1
Lyndon B. Johnson secret White House recording.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Lyndon B. Johnson
Source: Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. Digital copy from the Miller Center of Public Affairs.
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 26,738
favorite 0
comment 0
Democracy Now! radio program for September 21, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 26,618
favorite 0
comment 0
Democracy Now! radio program for June 18, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 26,341
favorite 0
comment 0
Democracy Now! radio program for August 1, 2008
Source: Television broadcast
Presidential Recordings
by John F. Kennedy
audio
eye 26,233
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comment 4
Establishing the goal of sending a man to the moon. U.S. Capitol. Washington, DC.
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Topic: John F. Kennedy
Source: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 26,085
favorite 0
comment 0
Democracy Now! radio program for July 27, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 25,978
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Democracy Now! radio program for September 25, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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* Headlines for September 14, 2007 * EXCLUSIVE: In One Of His Last Interviews Before His Death Iraqi Tribal Leader Abu Risha Details Relationship With U.S. Military * From Empire to Earth Community: Author David Korten on "The Great Turning" * Vandana Shiva Decries the "Outsourcing of Pollution to the Third World" * Michael Klare on the Internal War For Control of Iraq's Oil * "Climate Porn" - Simon Retallack on the Dangers of Using Alarmist Language to Talk About...
Source: Television broadcast
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Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Pacifica station listeners, this one-year project brings to life fragile and deteriorating reel- to-reel tapes of national significance. Three categories of tapes were selected that highlight some of the strengths of our collection: • Pacifica and Politics : Pacifica’s extensive collection of political programs, covering a variety of topics such as Watergate, COINTELPRO, race and gender relations, featuring personalities...
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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eye 25,641
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Democracy Now! radio program for August 31, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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eye 25,542
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Democracy Now! radio program for July 6, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for August 17, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for August 3, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for May 25, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for May 11, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for September 27, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for December 21, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for June 1, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
audio
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Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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* Pentagon Cracks Down on Anti-War Iraq War Veterans For Protesting in Uniform * Dave Zirin on "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports" * Headlines June 13, 2007 * Vanessa Redgrave Combines Lifelong Devotion to Acting and Political Involvement in New HBO Film “The Fever” * Headlines June 14, 2007 * Oaxaca Residents Mobilize for 1-Year Mark of State Repression of Popular Uprising * Ahead of “Sicko” Release, Michael Moore Brings Health Care Campaign...
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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eye 24,870
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Democracy Now! radio program for June 8, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for June 22, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for September 26, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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* Vandana Shiva Decries the "Outsourcing of Pollution to the Third World" * Michael Klare on the Internal War For Control of Iraq's Oil * "Climate Porn" - Simon Retallack on the Dangers of Using Alarmist Language to Talk About Climate Change * Headlines for September 17, 2007 * The Shock Doctrine: Naomi Klein on the Rise of Disaster Capitalism * Headlines for September 18, 2007 * Thousands Expected to March in Jena to Protest Pending Charges Against High School Students *...
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 24,629
favorite 0
comment 3
Democracy Now! radio program for October 12, 2007
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Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
eye 24,500
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Democracy Now! radio program for October 19, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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* Displaced, Imprisoned Darfurian Refugee Daoud Ibarahaem Hari On His Return to Darfur to Help Expose the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis * Philadelphia Court Hearing Could Decide Fate of Imprisoned Journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal * Headlines for May 16, 2007 * Studs Terkel At 95: “Ordinary People Are Capable of Doing Extraordinary Things, and That’s What It’s All About. They Must Count!” * Headlines for May 17, 2007 * Gaza Is Burning: Laila El-Hadded Reports on How Recent Fighting in...
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
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Democracy Now! radio program for July 13, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
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Democracy Now! radio program for May 4, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for October 26, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
audio
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Democracy Now! radio program for December 4, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Mother Jones Radio
by Mother Jones Radio
audio
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Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for July 20, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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* Headlines for September 20, 2007 * As Civil Rights Activists Converge From Across the Nation, Louisiana Prosecutor Breaks Public Silence to Defend Case Against Jena Six * Fifty Years Since Little Rock Nine, New HBO Documentary Tells the Story of a Defining Civil Rights Struggle * Report from Jena: Thousands Gather in Louisiana to Rally for Jena Six * Latino, African American Voices Highlighted in New Documentaries on World War II Soldiers
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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eye 24,009
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Democracy Now! radio program for October 5, 2007
Source: Television broadcast
Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now! radio program for April 25, 2007
Source: Television broadcast