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The following organizations produce or provide radio or audio programs that we believe are consistent with our mission. This list is not comprehensive, and we will continually add to it. Please inform us if you know of another source you believe we should include. To view a description of a specific organization and have the option to visit its web site, click on its name in the following list:


Alternative Radio - Alternative Radio, part of the nonprofit Institute for Social and Cultural Change, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program that reaches over 125 radio stations in the U.S. and abroad, and millions of listeners. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. AR is dedicated to diverse programming that serves as a forum for controversy and debate, and provides a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard. Back one page

American Indian Radio on Satellite (AIROS) - The AIROS network is a national distribution system for Native programming to Tribal communities and to general audiences through Native American and other public radio stations, as well as the Internet. AIROS includes several programs, such as its flagship "Native America Calling", "AlterNative Voices" and "Earthsongs," that provide Native news and music, and programs on culture, art, literature and contemporary Native issues. Back one page

British Broadcasting Corporation - Since it was first formed as a company in 1922, the BBC has been a world leader and has pioneered communications in radio, television and online technologies. Its programs, including world and regional news, the arts, education, health, history, nature, religion and science, are accessible around the globe via the airwaves, satellite, cable, short wave radio and the Internet. Back one page

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - As Canada's public broadcaster, CBC provides services in English and in French; tells Canadians' stories, reflecting the reality and diversity of Canada; informs Canadians about news and issues of relevance and interest; supports Canadian arts and culture; and builds bridges among Canadians, between its regions and two linguistic communities. CBC's Web site provides an extensive list of local programs and stations, and a large number of live and archived streaming programs. Back one page

Earth & Sky Radio Series - An award-winning daily radio series with discussions about popular science subjects that affect our everyday lives. The program is available on over 950 commercial and public stations throughout the United States; and also in Canada, the South Pacific and on a variety of international networks. Produced by Byrd and Block Communications, Inc. of Austin, Texas, the program is currently funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Back one page

Free Speech Internet Television - FSTV is a major audio/video hub on the Web. FSTV attempts to respond to the interests of that majority of the people whose voices are excluded or distorted in the corporate media. FSTV currently provides hosting for over 7000 non-commercial Web sites and 2500 media files and is also building a community of premium Web sites that emphasize audio and video. FSTV, in collaboration with Free Speech Cable and Free Speech Digital Broadcast Satellite Channel (DISH Network Channel 9415), also provides an Internet venue for producers and directors of progressive film, video and audio. Back one page

HarmonyNet Media Group - HarmonyNet specializes in online radio interviews that introduce its listeners to the leading personalities of the New Thought and Awareness worlds. Providing a variety of 'on demand' programming, these insightful interviews are available when the listener is ready to hear them. "For an enlightened online radio experience," simply visit its Web site through the link above. Back one page

Living on Earth - Living on Earth is a weekly environmental news and information program distributed by National Public Radio and available at LOE's own web site. Every week over 230 National Public Radio stations broadcast Living on Earth's news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues. Its web site houses its archives, to which visitors can listen, and transcripts of its programs.  Back one page

National Public Radio - NPR is the first noncommercial, satellite-delivered radio system in the world, and a membership organization serving more than 540 member radio stations in the United States. NPR produces and distributes news and information programs, including "Morning Edition,""All Things Considered," and "On the Media,"; and cultural programs such as "Performance Today," "JazzSet," and "NPR Playhouse." More than 18 million people listen to NPR programs each week. To find the NPR station(s) in your area visit NPR's Members page. Back one page

New Dimensions Radio - An independent, listener-supported producer and distributor of public radio, short-wave and Internet audio programs, New Dimensions is dedicated to presenting a diversity of views from many traditions and cultures, and strives to impart practical knowledge and perennial wisdom. New Dimensions fosters the process of living a more healthy life of mind, body and spirit while deepening our connections to self, family, community and the environment. Back one page

Pacifica Radio Network- Pacifica Radio is a listener-supported, community-based radio network consisting of KPFA Berkeley (94.1), KPFK Los Angeles (90.7), WBAI New York (99.5), KPFT Houston (90.1), WPFW Washington, D.C. (89.3) and nearly 60 affiliates in 27 states. It distributes award-winning arts and public affairs productions, and the Pacifica Radio Archives recognized by the National Archives for its unique holdings. It features the Pacifica Network News, a weekday evening newscast, and Democracy NOW!, a weekday political affairs show. Back one page

Public Interest - Public Interest, a nationally-syndicated radio talk show, is produced at WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, DC Its lineup includes interesting and provocative guests who offer listeners new perspectives about current events, political issues, social issues, art, science and other topics. Recent guests have included US Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, linguist Noam Chomsky, and naturalist Edward O. Wilson. The program airs on WAMU from noon until 2 p.m. each weekday, with the second hour available on more than 40 public radio stations nationally. The program is also available live at its web site, along with its archives. Back one page

Public Radio International - Public Radio International (PRI), like NPR, is a major public radio network that distributes public radio programming. PRI's mission is to engage listeners with distinctive radio programs that provide information, insights, and cultural experiences essential to understanding a diverse interdependent world; to increase the "scope of understanding and respect within American society for the experience of all nations, all ethnic and racial groups, and all classes." PRI's weekly schedule includes programming in four comprehensive categories: News and Information; Comedy and Variety; Music; and Specials and Documentaries. PRI has more than 600 affiliate stations throughout the US, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Back one page

RadioNation - a project of the nonprofit Nation Institute, the nationally-syndicated RadioNation provides weekly news and opinions from some of America's brightest writers, thinkers and activists. RadioNation provides "the real story", rather than the corporate-controlled flow of information, on domestic and international politics as well as literature, art, film, music, TV and cyberspace. RadioNation programs have featured Ralph Nader, Jesse Jackson, William Greider, Tom Hayden, Jill Nelson, David Corn, Jerry Brown, Pico Iyer and many more. RadioNation can be heard on public stations across the country, internationally, and over the Internet. Back one page

Sound & Spirit Series - Sound & Spirit is a weekly series of hour-long radio programs exploring the human spirit through music and ideas. It blends classical, traditional and world musics with myth and history, stories and poetry, and commentary from composers, theologians and writers, to provide insight into various aspects of the human experience. Sound & Spirit is produced by WGBH Radio Boston for Public Radio International. The series can be heard on public radio stations nationwide and in some parts of Canada. Back one page

Sound Money - Sound Money provides information individuals can use to make their lives more comfortable financially. Each program contains several interviews with special guests who address a wide variety of topics of interest to individual investors and consumers, including issues such as charitable giving. Sound Money is produced by Minnesota Public Radio and distributed to numerous public radio stations by Public Radio International, as well as provided over Sound Money's Web site. Back one page

The Diane Rehm Show - For more than 20 years, Diane Rehm has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an enormous array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times. Each week, more than 800,000 listeners across the country tune in to The Diane Rehm Show. Recent guests include former President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, novelist Margaret Atwood, and actor Sidney Poitier. The program airs on WAMU in Washington, DC, from 10 a.m. until noon each weekday. The program is also available live at its Web site, along with archives and the ability to purchase shows on cassette. Back one page

The Infinite Mind is a weekly public radio show focusing on the art and science of the human mind and spirit, behavior, and mental health. It is heard in over 150 public radio markets in the US and Canada. Each program features one topic ranging from how children learn to why adults forget, from character and creativity to schizophrenia and depression -- the full spectrum of issues involving the human mind. Guests include leading researchers on the mind and the brain, psychiatrists, psychologists, policy experts, advocates, clinicians, celebrities, authors, musicians and journalists. Program archives are available for on-line listening. Back one page

The Savvy Traveler - A public radio travel program and Web site, The Savvy Traveler is hosted by travel writer and radio commentator Rudy Maxa. It is produced in Los Angeles by Minnesota Public Radio and distributed by Public Radio International. The Savvy Traveler is funded by major grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and from Microsoft Expedia; and with additional support from others. Back one page

To the Point - Hosted by Warren Olney, "To the Point" is a fast-paced, news based one-hour daily national program that focuses on the "hot-button issues" of the day. Featuring three discrete segments - Newsmaker, Defining the Story, Reporter's Notebook - To the Point presents informative and thought-provoking back-and-forth discussion. A mix of guests cover a range of concerns - politics, international affairs, technology, the environment. It keeps recent shows archived for listening at its Web site. The show is co-produced by KCRW and Public Radio International. Back one page

Wisdom Media - WISDOMŪ Internet, WISDOMŪ Television and WISDOMŪ Radio provide 24/7 programming and were created to respond to the increasing interest in information about personal growth, alternative medicine, social consciousness, spirituality, relationships and global issues. WISDOMŪ Television and Radio are free on Wisdom's web site and to C-band dish owners (TV on GE1 Satellite, channel 12, radio on subcarrier 7.1). WISDOM Radio is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio, a new subscription radio service that provides CD quality sound anywhere in the United States. Back one page

World Radio Network - The WRN is "the global perspective on the worlds news from its source." WRN carries live newscast audio streams in RealAudio and StreamWorks 24 hours a day from 25 of the world's leading public and international broadcasters. Listeners can hear the news live, in English (and other languages) direct from its source. WRN also includes coverage of the arts and culture, music, sports, science, developmental issues and more. WRN operates a near global satellite network broadcasting to Europe, North America, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific and now the Internet. Back one page

Worldwide Broadcast Network - The WWBC plans to be the most comprehensive streaming media portal on the Internet, where content providers can effectively showcase their content and audiences can customize their viewing. WWBC has gathered video and audio programming from a large variety of sources, including a number of programs that you may find worthwhile, particularly under its "Lifestyle" and "TV & Web Shows" categories. WWBC mixes its video with its audio listings, and a large number of these sources provide their programs only over the Web. Back one page

Zorba Paster on Your Health - Public radio's "upbeat and down-to-earth" weekly health series, ZORBA PASTER ON YOUR HEALTH. Each week, Zorba Paster, M.D. and Tom Clark entertain caller questions from around the country; talk about what's new in health and fitness, including in alternative medicine; and share tips for healthy living. A list of the many local stations that carry the show, along with air times for each, and information for purchasing program cassettes are provided at the show's Web site.


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