The Anti-Rush: Featuring "Air America"
"Air America Media" features
Ron Kuby, Ron Reagan, Rachel Maddow, David Bender, Mike
Papantonio, Robert Kennedy, Jr., to name just a few. Equally
impressive are the guests from the media, academia, and politics.
We've listened to many hours of Air America, and our primary
complaint is that it is keeping us from our work -- hard to tune out.
See for yourselves!
Notwithstanding the dominance of right-wing tak radio,
Air America can be accessed through the
internet, and through Sirius satellite radio -- which, of course, means
We urge you to tune in and, much more, to support the sponsors, since Air
America, as a commercial venture, lives or dies on ratings and sponsor
support. Jot down the sponsors and contact them.
Here's how you find Air America on the internet and, if you are
within reach of a signal, on your radio: Log on to
There you will find a listing of the stations -- call letters and
frequencies -- and instructions for accessing the programs via the internet.
Our preferred internet access is
Air America On Demand,
where you can download, listen, and perchance record selected Air
Best yet, become an AAR member (for $36 a year) and you
can hear any AAR program "on
demand," without commercial interruptions. This includes podcasts
which can be downloaded to iTunes (available
here at no charge), and then played at your convenience.
In March, Thom Hartmann, AAR's premium attraction,
left the AAR and "went independent." However, his program can be
accessed at www.620kpoj.com/cc-common/podcast.html, and for those who use i-Tunes,
the podcasts of his program are at
Another outstanding gateway to progressive talk radio is
The White Rose
Society which has tremungous archives of liberal/progressive
programs by such notables as Mike Molloy, Peter Werbe, Enid Golstein, Guy James and Mark Levine. These too can be
downloaded for listening and recording at your convenience.
progressive website "Make Them
Accountable" has an extensive list of liberal talk shows on its page:
Listening," though these are not directly linked to the audio
streams. (However, the page is overdue for an updating. E.g., Randi
Rhodes is listed with Air America, though she departed AAR about a year ago).
Throughout most of the Bush years,
progressive opinions were virtually shut out from cable news programs, with
the eloquent exception of Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" on MSNBC. Now
Olbermann has been joined on MSNBC by Dr. Rachel Maddow, who combines her
unique brand of humor with scholarly erudition.
Aside from this dynamic MSNBC duo, the best, and
virtually only, liberal outlet is Free Speech TV, inconspicuously placed in
the broadcast boondocks, Ch. 9415 Dish Network and at Ch. 375 on DirectTV. The highlight FSTV program
is Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now," which is accessible at your convenience on
the internet at www.democracynow.org.
Now and then you might catch a liberal author, celebrity or conference on CSPAN. On the networks, about all we have is David Broncacio's "Now,"
Bill Moyers' Journal (both on Friday nights) and
occasionally "Frontline." on PBS.