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 6:00 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.

BBC News Bulletin

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Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 3:01 pm
The BBC Headline News provides a concise round-up of all the main international news of the hour, combined with clear explanation and analysis. 

It brings together the best reportage from BBC correspondents around the world, with the voices of those directly involved in global events - wherever and whenever they take place. 

BBC News Bulletin

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Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 4:01 pm

The BBC Headline News provides a concise round-up of all the main international news of the hour, combined with clear explanation and analysis. 

It brings together the best reportage from BBC correspondents around the world, with the voices of those directly involved in global events - wherever and whenever they take place.

Between The Lines

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Fridays at 6:00 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.

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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 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.

In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates–debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other.

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! (Evenings)

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

Democracy Now! (Live)

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.

Face Your Future

Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Host Wilson Charles looks at issues facing young people
 

Focus On Aging

Mondays at 6:00 pm

The 4th Monday of each month, Joan Bethel and Pat Mahoney 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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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 6:30 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

Sundays at 8:00 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

Thursdays at 6:30 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.

Seein' Green

Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Seein' Green connects you with environmental issues and gives you information on how to make a difference on a local level.

Karen Erickson hosts a program about living sustainably in Snohomish and Island Counties.  Karen talks with local people who are taking the lead in finding sustainable ways to live, make a living and make sustainability easier for everyone.  Heard on the second Tuesday of every month at 6pm, Seein' Green “spreads the gospel” of sustainability in the Northwest.

Click here to listen to archived shows of Seein' Green

Sound Healthy Living

Thursdays at 4:00 pm
"The Doctors Are In"-- to answer your health questions!

Primary Care Physicians Kasra Pournadeali, Rebecca Dirks, and Stacie Wells, have been answering listener calls live since 1998!  Unique to Sound Healthy Living, "The Doctors" provide mainstream and naturopathic perspectives to listener questions.  To get your questions answered call 425 303-9070 (or email the doctors ).  To view articles The Doctors have authored, you can visit their clinic website at www.ncoh.net

Remember, "The Doctors Are In" every Thursday!

Produced at KSER

Sound Living

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 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.
 
Sound Living airs weekday afternoons at 4:00 with local news, information, and interviews.

Sound Living airs weekday afternoons at 4:00 with local news, information, and interviews.

Monday through Wednesday host Ed Bremer explores local issues with correspondents Jerry Cornfield, from the Herald's Olympia bureau, writer Sue Frause from Whidbey Island, Jessica Sparks editor of Tribune newspapers, & Scott Wilson of the Port Townsend Leader.

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, and Stacy 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 AFTERNOON SCHEDULE INFO

MONDAY
4:01 BBC News
4:07 Interview with Jerry Cornfield, reporter The Herald
4:18 Jim Hightower commentary
4:20 Media Minutes
4:25 Sue Frause from Whidbey Island
4:33 Tannen commentary (humor)
4:36 Kristen Kelly – Smart Growth Director of Futurewise
4:40 Seein’ Green
4:45 Environment report
4:50 President Obama’s Weekly comment
4:55 GOP Response

TUESDAY
4:01 BBC News
4:07 Interview with State Rep. Dan Kristionson
4:18 Jim Hightower commentary
4:20 Counterspin Headlines
4:25 Jessica Sparks, editor Weekly Tribune Newspapers
4:33 Tannen commentary (humor)
4:36 Local Event/News interview
4:40 World Ocean Report
4:45 Environment report
4:50 Human Right’s Digest
4:55 Sand in the Gears Commentary (Mark Hale)


WEDNESDAY
4:01 BBC News
4:07 Interview with State Rep. Hans Dunshee
4:18 Jim Hightower commentary
4:20 Between the Lines Headlines
4:25 Scott Wilson, editor of Port Townsend Leader
4:33 Tannen commentary (humor)
4:36 Darrel Gray, Whidbey Island
4:40 Toast To Your Health with Howard
4:47 Bill Becker, Airline Consultant
4:55 Roy Holman Commentary

THURSDAY
Naturopathic Doctors – Call-in 425-303-9076

FRIDAY
Sound Living – Call-in 425-303-9076
Archive of past Sound Living programs

The Power of Peace

Mondays at 6:00 pm
The 1st Monday of the month, The Power of Peace takes a look at people who are waging peace in large and small ways in our community.

People may work together as a formal group, it may be an ad hoc coming together, or it may be only the work of one person, but the common goal is “peace on earth.” Host Gabriele Bartholomew explores the way people across the North Puget Sound work and live for peace.

Produced at KSER.

The Takeaway

Mondays at 8:00 am
The Takeaway brings you breaking news from correspondents around the world and right here at home.