Current Programs - News

 

Alternative Radio

Sundays at 7:00 am
Alternative Radio provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.

Alternative Radio is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting, which urge that programming serve as "a forum for controversy and debate," be diverse and "provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard."

The project is entirely independent, sustained solely by individuals who buy transcripts and tapes of programs. To order CDs, tapes, or transcripts of programs, click here.

Its headquarters, with five paid staff, are located in Boulder, Colorado. Alternative Radio reaches over 125 radio stations and millions of listeners.

Alternative Radio is part of the non-profit Institute for Social and Cultural Change. If you'd like to make a tax-free donation, please contact Alternative Radio.

America's Disappeared

Mondays at 6:30 pm
The first Monday of each month, our local program, America's Disappeared, looks at the justice and criminal punishment system in America and its effect on human lives.

Click for more information about prison system and reforms.

Local program, produced in the KSER News Department.

Between The Lines

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Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Between the Lines provides a voice for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media.

Each week, Between The Lines provides dissenting views on the status quo, reporting on issues that matter including: skyrocketing energy prices and oil company profiteering; the growing debt crisis; religious extremism; the drive for American empire; and the failing U.S. healthcare system.

Bioneers

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Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Revolution From the Heart of Nature -

Bioneers highlights cutting-edge solutions to major environmental challenges and crises, along with broader social approaches for ecological and cultural restoration.

A forum for connecting the environment, health, social justice, and spirit within a broad progressive framework, Bioneers encompasses biodiversity, cultural diversity, community economics, and spirituality. Bioneers seeks to unite nature, culture and spirit in an Earth-honoring vision, and create economic models founded in social justice.

http://moversandpackerspune.in/

Color Commentary

Wednesdays at 08:20 am
Color Commentary gives the underrepresented or excluded a voice.

Wednesday morning during the Thom Hartmann show (between 8:20-8:40am)
Re-broadcast Wednesday afternoon during the Puget Sound Living show (between 8:30-8:50pm)

Color Commentary is a program intended to help KSER listeners better understand issues that affect the lives of persons of color or others whose culture, language, religion, sexual orientation, or mental or physical abilities may mean that bias, discrimination, or racism based on fear, ignorance or hate undermine their ability to engage in and benefit from all that our communities have to offer.

The program uses personal interviews, recorded presentations, issue analyses and current events reporting to help provide information and insight on a range of topics. A key objective is to give those who have historically been underrepresented or excluded a voice and to help the community at large to hear, understand and accept that voice.

Color Commentary e-mail address: colorcommentary@kser.org.
Sponsored by the Communities of Color Coalition (http://www.c3coalition.org).

Community Life

Mondays at 6:30 pm
The 4th Monday of each month, Mary Ellen Wood talks with local people who are working as individuals or within groups to make our community a better place to live.

Produced at KSER.

Counterspin

Thursdays at 6:00 pm
CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage.

Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; TV news' narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.

Democracy Now!

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 5:00 am
Live from Pacifica Radio station WBAI in New York city, Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts.

Democracy Now! has won nearly every major broadcasting award available to a news program. Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, program’s hosts, are among the most respected journalists in the United States.

Democracy Now! (Repeat)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 07:00 am
Re-broadcast of 5:00 AM Democracy Now

Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts.

Democracy Now! has won nearly every major broadcasting award available to a news program. Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, program’s hosts, are among the most respected journalists in the United States.

Democracy Now! (Repeat)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 7:00 am
A daily news magazine that takes a hard-hitting look at the news events of the day.

Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts.

Democracy Now! has won nearly every major broadcasting award available to a news program. Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, program’s hosts, are among the most respected journalists in the United States.

Flashpoints

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Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 6:00 am
Flashpoints monitors the centers of power as an uncensored platform of independent media.

Flashpoints is an award-winning daily investigative newsmagazine broadcast on the national Pacifica Radio network, hosted by Dennis Bernstein. 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.
www.flashpoints.net

Focus On Aging

Mondays at 6:00 pm

The 4th Monday of each month, Joan Bethel and John McAlpine look at the issues and needs of our aging population and hear from experts in the community covering topics of importance to seniors.

Produced at KSER

Getting Your Dough to Rise

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Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
The last Tuesday of the month, Financial Services Representative Chuck Noel hosts this program about your money.

The focus is on how to get the most out of the money you have and how to make your money work its hardest.

Listeners are invited to call with questions -- 425-303-9070.

Produced at KSER.

Human Rights Digest

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Tuesdays, Thursdays at 8:20 am
A weekly focus on human rights issues produced by volunteers from the Snohomish County Chapter of Amnesty International
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Law & Disorder

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
Law & Disorder examines the political forces and legislation at work in the United States.

Law and Disorder is a weekly, independent radio program that 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.

Michael Ratner, Heidi Bogosian and Michael Steven Smith host the program and consistently bring a diverse line up of guests from grassroots activists to politically mindful authors. http://lawanddisorder.org/

League of Women Voters Magazine of the Air

Mondays at 6:00 pm
The 2nd Monday of every month, Members of the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County produce a program about issues of importance to the voters of Snohomish County.

The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County keeps voters in our community informed about legislation and candidates in coming elections.

Produced at KSER.

Left, Right & Center

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Fridays at 6:00 pm
Left, Right and Center provides a civilized yet provocative antidote to the screaming talking heads that dominate political debate.

Up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, Left, Right and Center is a weekly dialog on politics, policy and popular culture with four of the most insightful news analysts anywhere:

  • Matthew Miller, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress representing the Center, and moderator.
  • Robert Scheer, editor-in-chief of Truthdig, representing the Left.
  • Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post publisher, representing the independent-progressive blogosphere.

New Dimensions

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Sundays at 6:00 am
Interviews with people on the cutting edge of change.

These people are exploring and documenting the dramatic inter-relationship between all living things and demonstrating the amazing power of the mind and spirit to control and direct an individual’s life.

Poets West

Mondays at 6:00 pm
J. Glenn Evans hosts this inspiring program of poetry, stories, music, and interviews with the leading poets of the Northwest.

PoetsWest is local poets, reading their contemporary works, blended with music and an occasional interview. It’s a concise, breezy, thought-provoking presentation of one of the oldest spoken word traditions.  

PoetsWest links the poet with readers and listeners in the broader community.

Produced for KSER.

Radio Labor Journal

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Mondays at 6:30 pm
The 3rd Monday of the month, Jim Smith from the Snohomish County Labor Council, looks at issues of work and working from the perspective of working men and women.
The program uses interviews, field recordings,  commentaries and music as it explores work in the 21st century.

Sea Change Radio

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Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Sea Change Radio is about making connections for sustainability
Sea Change = corporate change and radical shifts in the climate of business.

Sound Living

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Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 4:00 pm
SOUND LIVING – A local, live public affairs program featuring some of the interesting people, provocative ideas and important issues that make living in the North Puget Sound unique.
 
Monday through Wednesday at 4pm, host Ed Bremer explores local issues with correspondents Jerry Cornfield, from the Herald's Olympia bureau, writer Sue Frause from Whidbey Island, Michael Whitney, editor of the Snohomish Tribune Newspapers and retired newspaper editor Darrell Gray from Oak Harbor.

Thursday and Friday, Sound Living becomes a live call-in forum to bring you into the conversation.
  • Thursday, get your health questions answered from a naturopathic perspective with doctors Kasra Pournadeli, Rebecca Dirks, Allison Apfelbaum and Stacie Wells. 
  • Friday, Ed brings people together from across the Sno-Isles to learn about local issues, discuss community and neighborhood concerns, speak to community leaders, and engage in civil, informed dialog.
  • Call-in Thursday and Friday with your questions and comments: 425-303-9070

Sound Living - Healthy Edition

Thursdays at 4:06 pm
"The Doctors Are In"-- to answer your health questions!

Thursdays at 4pm, Naturopathic physicians Drs. Kasra Pournadeali, Stacie Wells and Rebecca Dirks discuss how to maximize your health and vitality using the best that Natural Medicine can offer. It’s a live call-in show and your questions are welcome!

Visit their clinic website at www.ncoh.net

Remember, "The Doctors Are In" every Thursday!

The Thom Hartmann Show

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 3:00 pm
Daily talk with America's #1 most important progressive host.

Like Democracy Now, this program looks at the news and issues of the day from a progressive perspective. The show is all about returning to a people centered democracy. It’s a 1-hour recap of Thom Hartmann’s best guests of the day.
www.thomhartmann.com

The Thom Hartmann Show (Repeat)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 8:00 am
Daily talk with America's #1 most important progressive host.

(Repeat from prior afternoon)

Like Democracy Now, this program looks at the news and issues of the day from a progressive perspective. The show is all about returning to a people centered democracy. It’s a 1-hour recap of Thom Hartmann’s best guests of the day.
www.thomhartmann.com