David Barsamian

Founder and Director of Alternative Radio

David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder. One of America's most wide-ranging and respected independent journalists, David Barsamian has altered the media landscape with his radio programs and books with Tariq Ali, Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Howard Zinn and others.

His most recent books are Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire, co-authored with Noam Chomsky; Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism, co-authored with Richard Wolff; and a reissue of the classic How the World Works. His best-selling books with Chomsky have been translated into many languages.

He is the winner of the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation and the Media Education Award. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its top-10 media heroes.

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