David Barsamian is a radio producer, journalist, author and lecturer. He 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. 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.