Alternative Radio host, Barsamian will speak on the Adams State campus


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The first program manager at KRZA, Alamosa's public radio station, and current host of Alternative Radio, David Barsamian is the final presenter of the Adams State University Title V Hilos Culturales lecture series, "Lifeways of the San Luis Valley." His lecture, "The San Luis Valley in a World Context," begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in Carson Auditorium, located in the Student Union Building. The event is free and open to the public.

One of America's most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio, in its 28th year, and his books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said. His latest book of interviews with Noam Chomsky is Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire. His best-selling books with Chomsky have been translated into many languages. He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, the state of journalism, censorship, the economic crisis and global rebellions.

He is winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. Barsamian was deported from India in 2011 due to his work on Kashmir and other revolts. He is still not allowed to travel to the world's largest democracy. Alternative Radio airs on KRZA, 88.7FM on Fridays from 1p.m. until 2 p.m.