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Thursday, October 14, 2004

CMC's 11th Anniversary Features David Barsamian

If you listen to Classic 89 on Mondays, you've likely heard David Barsamian interviewing the likes of Noam Chomsky and Edward Said on his award-winning radio series, Alternative Radio.

Barsamian, a print journalist as well, is speaking Saturday night at the Civic Media Center's 11th anniversary celebration. His talk is at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which is located at 4225 NW 34th St. Call 373-0010 to obtain tickets. There is a meet-and-greet with Barsamian at 7 p.m.

Barsamian is founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent award-winning weekly series based in Boulder, Colorado. He has been working in radio since 1978, and his weekly show airs on Classic 89 at 12:30 p.m. each Monday.

His interviews and articles appear regularly in The Progressive and Z Magazine. He is the author of several books, including Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky; Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire and The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting.

His latest books are The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile: Conversations with Arundhati Roy, and Louder Than Bombs: Interviews from The Progressive Magazine.

The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its "Top Ten Media Heroes." Barsamian lectures on U.S. foreign policy, the media, propaganda, and corporate power in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, India and Europe. He is the winner of the ACLU's 2003 Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism.

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