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Democracy Now!: The flagship syndicated news program aired on WGRN—a national, daily, independent, award-winning program hosted from New York by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Gives voice to the voiceless.  Speaks truth to power.  Broadcast live at 8AM and rebroadcast 6PM. WGRN's broadcast of Democracy Now! is supported by Puffin Foundation West, LTD.


Books authored by Amy include:

  • The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope
  • Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times
  • The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them
  • Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back

The Thom Hartmann Program: news, opinion, debate—in a live, daily, noon-3PM call-in program with award winning author, Thom Hartmann. Now in its tenth year on the air. Books authored by Thom include:

  • The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America--and What We Can Do to Stop It
  • The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised and Updated: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It's Too Late
  • Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class - And What We Can Do About It
  • Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
  • Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country
  • The Prophet's Way: A Guide to Living in the Now
  • Walking Your Blues Away: How to Heal the Mind and Create Emotional Well-Being

Radio EcoShock: Latest science, authors, issues on climate change—involving the oceans, forests, pollution, Peak Oil, the economy, and Peace. Produced in British Columbia by esteemed science journalist, Alex Smith. A ten-year archive of his 450+ editions of Radio EcoShock is available for download at www.ecoshock.org.

Nuclear Hotseat: the weekly international news magazine on all things anti-nuclear: news, interviews, humor, commentary and perspective.  Hosted by Libbe HaLevy, a Three Mile Island survivor.  She has been a TEDx speaker, an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author (Yes, I Glow in the Dark!  One Mile from Three Mile Island to Fukushima and Beyond); she has hosted rallies and led media workshops at anti-nuclear conferences around the country. She is also the co-creator of Radiation Awareness Protection Talk, or RAPT ( www.RAPTawareness.com ), an audio series on how to best protect from the negative impact of radioactivity on our health.

The show adheres to the following mission statement:

  • Provide only verifiable information as news, so it can be trusted to be as accurate as possible. When mistakes are found to be made, retractions and corrections will be issued immediately.
  • Provide context and continuity on stories, so that individual factoids and incidents can be seen as part of an overall pattern of nuclear dangers.
  • Do whatever I can to keep the anti-nuclear community in good heart.


WordCarver: Columbus's reasonable cost of living helps working writers to live well. WordCarver showcases our vibrant writing community by focusing on local writers' books, essays, and poetry, as well as the work of visiting writers.

Cynthia Rosi, WordCarver's host and producer, is a lifelong writer and award-winning novelist. She teaches at Capital University and Columbus State. Her essays, poetry, articles and books have been published in the US and the UK where she lived for 16 years. When she's not working, Rosi detours into the underworld of antique typewriters and hangs out with her husband Paolo, a professional winemaker.

Website: www.wordcarver.com
Blog: https://www.wordcarver.com

Your Own Health & Fitness: Layna Berman, a health integration specialist and independent scholar, brings listeners a critical, independent voice on the politics and practice of health. She investigates and presents the hard science on controversial issues such as health effects of cellphone radiation, environmental toxins, etc.


Morning Song: ambient, Celtic, New Age and World music that gently opens your eyes and heart to a new day. Produced by WGRN’s Victrola.

For Women Over Forty: Cyma Shapiro hosts the new contemporary lifestyle radio show, featuring everything about your health, wealth, children, happiness and anything else of interest to you.

TUC Radio: Time of Useful Consciousness is the time for a pilot between the onset of oxygen deficiency and the loss of consciousness— a metaphor for the times we live in, “the brief moments in which a pilot may save the plane.”  Topics include climate change, environmental degradation, consequences of multi-national corporate mentality of profit first.

Folkin’ Around with Victrola: the best of folk and acoustic music from around your world, back yard, front porch or kitchen table. Your host Victrola brings you themed programs with a message.


Rising Up with Sonali: an all-women run radio and television program that brings progressive int’l news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience.

The Bradcast: Brad Friedman is an independent investigative journalist, blogger, broadcaster, and VelvetRevolution.us co-founder.  He’s an expert on issues of election integrity, and a Commonweal Institute Fellow. 


WMC Live! with Robin Morgan: Women’s Media Channel is hosted by Robin Morgan, the award-winning author of over 20 books, political analyst, former editor-in-chief of Ms. Magazine, and, in 2005, co-founder—with Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem—of The Women’s Media Center.



Conversation with Dawn Karima: presents insightful and inspiring conversations with today’s most fascinating and talented Native American artists, authors, musicians, educations, media professionals and scholars.

Indigenous in Music with Larry K: Larry K from the Ho Chunk Nation brings you a mix of Indigenous music, live interviews and a mix of new music from our Indigenous musicians from around the western hemisphere.

Groovin’ with Victrola: Drivin' Blues, Rock, Folkrock, R&B, no matter the genre, if it's got a groove that drives the soul, you're hearing it on Groovin' with Victrola.


The Beat Oracle: Every week The Beat Oracle mixes a new sound collage of experimental, electronic, dub, ambient and hip-hop. Broadcasting on community FM radio in Columbus, Ohio, and Podcasting at beatoracle.net.


Senior Agenda: with host Lisa Stockdale, focuses on life for senior citizens. No topic is taboo. Emphasizes wellness in aging by examining pertinent social, emotional, political, economic and healthcare issues.

WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service is an award-winning weekly half-hour radio program by and about women around the world. It's diverse, well-produced, widely carried.

Green Power & Wellness Hour: Columbus’ Harvey Wasserman embraces your views with a Solartopian vision of the people’s politics, ecology, holistic health and much more.

Sprouts: Radio from the Grassroots—a 30-minute weekly program showcasing radio content produced at community radio stations and independent production groups. 



Youth Beat Radio: Youth Beat Radio (YBR) is a local weekly show about youth involvement in the community—community service, community action, and other activities that make a difference in improving the world in which we live.  Funded in part by The Ohio State University and Puffin Foundation West, LTD.


Making Contact: Founded in 1994, International Media Project, an independent, non-profit organization committed to investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material.



Between the Lines: Timely, in-depth progressive analysis. A weekly syndicated half-hour news magazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues.


Your Music with Evan Davis: Host Evan Davis brings you two hours of eclectic live music from in and around Columbus, Ohio and the nation.


Baroque and Beyond: Baroque and Beyond is a two hour weekly program of baroque and classical music hosted by Michael White.



This is Libby!: Libby Rand is an expert in the field of health and wellness and her program is all about empowering women, with a positive mindset. It also addresses the social culture, politics, and economics of the healthcare and wellness industries. 


Maternally Yours: A weekly program produced by a trio of moms who tackle all subjects maternal. It covers a grab bag of topics affecting women before, during and after pregnancy. Produced at Community Radio station WSLR-LP in Sarasota, FL.


Truthdig Radio:   Digs beneath the headlines, providing expert coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view. With reports by authorities in their fields who conduct in-depth exploration of contemporary topics.


Counterspin: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR's) weekly radio show, hosted by Janine Jackson, is heard on more than 150 noncommercial stations across North America, providing a critical examination of major stories. It exposes what the mainstream media missed, distorted, or over-emphasized (Tabloid media mentality).

Up Front Soul: Funk, soul, and jazz with Sanguine Fromage. Two hours of soulful sounds to which you may likely get down!


Sea Change Radio: a nationally syndicated weekly radio show and podcast covering the shift to social, environmental, and economic sustainability.



Radio Curious: In its 26th year, half-hour interviews on a curiously wide array of topics concerning contemporary thought and life. Host Barry Vogel has a unique parlor room reflective style of interviewing, which encourages his guests to open up to him and his radio listeners.



It’s Our Money: Author Ellen Brown gives us an analysis of the Federal Reserve and “the money trust” and shows how this private cartel has usurped the power to create money from the people themselves; how, we the people, can get it back.


Law and Disorder: Gives listeners access to rare legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent and the horrendous practices of torture exercised by the US government. Examines the political forces and legislation that are moving the United States into a police state. 

Conscious Voices: Hosted locally by Cynthia Rosi, Eugene Beer, Evan Davis, and Tom Over, the program aims to report on that which we think the mainstream media is overlooking, ignoring, or distorting. 


ILSR: Community Broadband Bits: a short weekly program featuring interviews with people building community networks or otherwise involved with Internet policy.


ILSR—Local Energy Rules: shares powerful stories of successful local renewable energy projects and exposes the policy and practical barriers to its expansion. Shows how local renewable energy can power local economies.


Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report examining workers on the job as well as where they live and the issues that affect their everyday lives—with a particular sensitivity towards human rights abuses, environmental concerns and the U.S. drive for global domination.


Other Side of the News: Dr. Bob Fitrakis gives us a weekly analysis of local/national news and public affairs. He reports on election fraud, one of his many researched-in-depth topics as an investigative reporter.



Crossing Cultures: a weekly look at the dynamics of the Global African Diaspora with interviews of fascinating people who live creative lives, involved in creating sustainable communities.


Music Africana: promoting continent-wide African culture featuring a wide variety of music.



The Plant Report:  a project of Sustainable World Radio, it features multiple short segments: a new educational resource where every plant has a story. With over 400,000 species worldwide, plants provide the silent support system that makes our planet livable.


Sustainable World Radio: brings you interviews, news and commentary about ecology, Permaculture, organic gardening, sustainability, natural building, regenerative farming and ethnobotany. Experts are interviewed from around the globe—teachers, designers, environmentalists and earth activists.

Rootstock Radio: We are farmer-owners and staff of CROPP Cooperative, out to save family farming culture through organic farming. Along the way we're sharing our unique cooperative culture and homegrown expertise—from farming and gardening to kids and cooking and more.



Unlearn and Rewild: hosted by Ayana Young, brings you conversations with the philosophers, scientists, activists, healers, artists and others who are leading the movements to restore our beleaguered planet. They motivate us to reimagine our role in this wild web of life.


Arts Express:  a vibrant weekly anthology mix of cultural news, views and interviews, and the organic intricate ways that art always intertwines and fuses dynamically with political currents of the day. Includes an in-depth coverage of film, arts news and scoops with a hard core political edge.



Spoiler Alert Radio: presents engaging conversations with host Toni Pennacchia with a retrospective look at independent artists in filmmaking: directors, cinematographers, composers, writers, and animators from across the globe.


Dharma Punx NYC: Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, makes the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested with the intent to create and sustain communities of healthy, accountable, wise and compassionate people from all walks of life.



Healing Wisdom: created to assist you in understanding the nature of healing and to help you to see the broader perspective of your life that is unfolding. Hosted by Pandora Peoples out of WOMR, Cape Cod, Mass. She explores mind-body-soul connections, the healing effects of the arts, metaphysical concepts, intuition and the spiritual aspects of everyday living. Pandora is also a Chartered Herbalist.



Inner Revolutionary Radio: Beth Green is a counselor and teacher of tremendous depth and breadth who fearlessly confronts traditional beliefs that don’t serve; she lends her powerful intuitive skills to piercing people’s facades and helps liberate them from destructive and self-destructive patterns.


Peace Paradigms: Hosted by Metta Center's Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler, Peace Paradigm Radio features news about nonviolence culture and movements around the world. It includes inspiring interviews with nonviolence practitioners, activists and movement-builders. 



New Dimensions: New Dimensions Foundation and New Dimensions Radio conducts and disseminates conversation that expand the possibilities, both personal and cultural, towards a world that works for everyone.


Paradigms:  Hosted by Baruch Zeichner, a radio show that brings you inspiring people exploring visions of a viable future for life on Earth, including that of humans; includes great music from around the world!


Bluegrass Review: Host Phil Nusbaum programs Bluegrass classics as well as the current wave. He comments on style, lyrics or other musical features and links the songs together.

Michael Jonathan’s Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour: a weekly global celebration of grassroots music featuring brilliant musical artists from around the world. One of the biggest folk and roots music broadcasts in the world. Recorded with a live audience from Lexington KY’s historic Lyric Theatre.



Wandering Minstrels: Wandering Minstrels is a two-hour folk music program hosted by Jared Ingersol.


Midnight Special: Original and offbeat, features hundreds of traditional and contemporary folk performers and comedians who fill three hours of spontaneous entertainment. WFMT’s weekly aberration of folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, odds and ends, madness and escape.



The Music Room with Rick Barr: A twice-monthly music interview program hosted by Rick Barr, dedicated to local and live music in Columbus, Ohio.


Galactic Travels: features hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music. Host Bill Fox focuses on a new artist each month.

For making the WGRN broadcast of Galactic Travels possible, a big thanks to Bill Fox/WDS Productions and WDIY, 88.1FM, Lehigh Valley, PA, host station for Galactic Travels.



Sounds Good to Me:  Every week Larry Kensington assembles a tasty variety of popular music from the 60’s until now: jazz, Americana, and whatever else might fit. Guaranteed to sound good to you.