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Public Affairs and News from around the world.

WEFT broadcasts a range of Public Affairs, Commentary and News programs produced elsewhere in the world. Below you will find a list of those programs. Click on a title and you will be taken to the originating organization's web page.

Alternative Radio - Sunday 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. Our program is carried by over 175 radio stations and heard by millions of listeners. Our headquarters are located in Boulder, Colorado. AR consists of David, Joe and Gavin and a few volunteers working in a 400 sq ft office in Boulder where we do all our production and order fulfillment. David, in addition to his other duties, sends out the mail himself and he always tries to include a personal thank you. Hosted by David Barsamian.

CounterSpin - Wednesday 5:30 to 6:00 pm

CounterSpin is a weekly program produced by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR). CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news’ narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more. WEFT 90.1FM is one of over 100 non-commercial radio stations around the country broadcasting CounterSpin.

Democracy Now! - M-F 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Tune in every weekday afternoon to this award-winning public affairs program hosted by Pacifica journalist Amy Goodman of WBAI-FM, NYC. The program covers national and international news, issues, and commentary. For more information, in-depth current event analysis, audio recordings of the show, and much more visit Democracy Now!

Deutsche Welle News - M-F 6, 7, 8 am and 3:00 pm

Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster. DW is known for its in-depth, reliable news and information and promotes the exchange of ideas and greater understanding between the world’s cultures and people. We reach out especially to international decision makers and opinion leaders. In authoritarian states, this applies to those who actively stand up for democracy, human rights and civil society.

Free Speech Radio News - Friday 5:00 to 5:30 pm

FSRN’s mission is to provide factual reports on important international and domestic news stories neglected or suppressed by the corporate press. We promote cultural diversity, human rights, and pluralistic community expression. Our stories amplify the voices of those ignored and unheard.
FSRN operates in a decentralized, collective manner and is controlled by its members. We promote and defend global press freedom and all forms of grassroots-supported media. We place a priority on direct participants and first-person narratives, and refuse funding from any source that attempts to influence factual reporting.

Green News Report - Friday 8:45 am

With Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen 6 minutes of nationally-syndicated, independent green news, politics, and analysis!

Jim Hightower Radio - Wednesday 8:30 am & 12:30pm, Thursday 7:27 am, Friday 6:30 am

Jim Hightower has spent four decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Liberation Radio - Wednesday 5:00 to 5:30 pm

Interviews, commentary, and analysis of political developments and struggles affecting workers throughout the country.

Making Contact - Thursday 5:00 to 5:30 pm

Making Contact produces media that analyses critical social and environmental issues and showcases grassroots solutions in order to inform and inspire audiences to action.
Our work heightens public consciousness, broadens debate on critical social issues and encourages civic participation, by giving voice to diverse perspectives and opinions underrepresented in the mass media. Our goal is to produce media that informs, inspires, and moves people to take action.

Prison Radio - Friday 8:15 am

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist who chronicles the human condition. He has been a resident of Pennsylvania’s department of corrections for thirty three years years (30 on death row). Writing initially from a solitary confinement cell and now in general population at SCI Mahanoy his essays have reached a worldwide audience

Sea Change Radio - Monday 5:30 to 6:00 pm

Sea Change Radio, the primary project of Sea Change Media, is a weekly show covering the shifts to social, environmental, and economic sustainability. Sea Change Radio is nationally syndicated and podcast globally. Launched in January 2009, the show evolved from Corporate Watchdog Radio, founded by Bill Baue and Sanford Lewis in 2005. Francesca Rheannon joined the CWR team in 2007 as Lewis phased out. Alex Wise took over as Host and Executive Producer in May of 2010.

This Way Out - Thursday 5:30 to 6:00 pm

"This Way Out" is the award-winning internationally distributed weekly LGBT radio program, currently airing on over 200 local community radio stations around the world. The half-hour "magazine"-style program is produced in Los Angeles. "This Way Out" leads off each week with "NewsWrap", a summary of some of the major news events in or affecting sexual minority communities, compiled from a variety of media outlets around the world. This Way Out" is also punctuated with a wide variety of music, especially self-produced recordings by openly lesbian/gay performers (which rarely receive commercial radio airplay).

This Week in Water - Friday 6:45 am

The H2O Radio VISION: Raise awareness about water — the world’s most vital resource.
The H2O Radio MISSION: Create tools and programs to generate conversations about water issues both local and global to foster an appreciation for water and motivate audiences toward water conservation.

Time of Useful Consciousness - Monday 5:00 to 5:30 pm

Global trade and great ideas of local resistance and globalization. Hosted by Maria Gilardin.

The Union Edge - Saturday Noon to 1 pm

Syndicated program, hosted by Charles Showalter from Pittsburgh. Our format is a mix local and national interviews, where we discuss issues important to our listeners. The Union Edge reaches across the table and political isle to find common ground and appeals strongly to labor, progressives, and moderates. The Union Edge Talk Radio Show works to educate not infuriate. The discussion can be robust but it is always respectful.

Workers Independent News - Friday 7:45 am

The Nationwide Voice Of Working People And Their Unions

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