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A New Populist Radio Network

June 07, 1996
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Pat Choate

economist and chairman of UBN

Jim Hightower

national radio commentator, columnist

Chip Berlet

author, Politcal Research Associates

United Auto Workers begin United Broadcasting Network (UBN) to create a broadcast outlet focusing on unions and the lives of workers. Amy Goodman speaks to UBN founder Pat Choate and on-air personality Jim Hightower.

The network plans to be commercial-free and raise revenue by selling USA Products.

Goodman also speaks to Chip Berlet about controversial radio talk show host Chuck Harder, who Berlet believes makes xenophobic, anti-semantic, and homophobic comments.


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