So much independent media appears in scattershot form -- a cool, sound-focused TikTok here, some indie coverage of an important cultural event or newsworthy news issue the corporate media missed there, a spec of a VSN-produced goodie or some sonic art, audio of an epic protest, webinar, or lecture... Anything can hit your ears when the potpourri is lit and the sounds from the Diverse Spectrum of the Left come flying: Prepare to be enlightened, intrigued, enraged, inspired.Learn more
Public-television host and cannabis activist Rick Steves is on a mission: to inspire, inform, and equip USians to enjoy affordable, ethical, and culturally broadening travel. Travel with Rick Steves presents the wanderer's interviews with experts and special guests covering way more than Europe. Steves says the goal is to use travel as a means to understand and contribute to the world in which we live.
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Breaking Through is a fast-paced, breezy, and informational hour that covers the top topics facing our nation from a perspective that corporate media too often ignores: that of real people, real USian households and families, and real experts. Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner brings her burning passion, bubbly enthusiasm, deep experience, and fierce knowledge to bring you into the issues that matter. Learn how they impact you, your friends and family, and your community--and find out what YOU can do to make a difference. Listen, learn, grow, change the world. Host Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is the executive director/CEO and co-founder of MomsRising. Kristin is also a frequent public speaker, and an award-winning author of books, including Keep Marching: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World, The F-Word: Feminism in Jeopardy, and The Motherhood Manifesto, which she co-authored with MomsRising co-founder and board president Joan Blades. Kristin has also written articles on a variety of topics, including women and families, public policy, motherhood, economic security, equality, health, civic engagement, and new feminism. Kristin's awards for writing include the Society of Professional Journalists' Excellence in Journalism award for magazine writing, the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Award, as well as an award from the Independent Book Publishers Association. She’s also been deeply involved in grassroots engagement and policy analysis for more than two decades. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and has been interviewed about issues related to women and mothers, family economic security, and grassroots organizing by numerous international, national and local news outlets, including, CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, Today Show, MSNBC, Good Morning America, NOW with David Brancaccio, To the Contrary and BBC World Service, and more.Learn more
"Liberals are hypocrites, conservatives are cruel," says socialist resource Jacobin Magazine. To fill the gaping media void covering the actual left, it presents a diverting alternative perfect for Verdant Square Radio's Diverse Spectrum of the Left: Jacobin's popular YouTube show Weekends features two hours of lively, free-flowing and humorous commentary on current events and left political strategy, featuring interviews with prominent individuals on the left.Learn more
Century of Lies, launched in 2003 to correct misinformation on cannabis that is spread by mainstream society and media, has more than 30 affiliate stations in the US and Canada. Running 29 minutes per episode, Century of Lies is hosted and produced by Doug McVay, editor of Drug War Facts.Learn more
Cultural Baggage, established in October, 2001, is the Texas-based Drug Truth Network's longest-running broadcast program. We are proud to have more than three-dozen affiliate stations in the US and Canada broadcasting our 29 minutes of unvarnished truth about the failure and futility of this eternal prohibition of drugs. Produced by former cop Dean Becker at KPFT, Houston, one of the 5 Pacifica "sister" stations.Learn more