RadioNation with Laura Flanders: May 31, 2006

For Memorial Day, a special broadcast from the America Is Purple Tour with a report from Marfa, a blue dot in oh-so-red West Texas. We speak with publisher and editor of the 'Big Bend Sentinel'; lawyer, businesswoman and modern rancher Liz Lambert; and environmentalists Fran Sage and Don Dowdey. Plus, we've managed to entice singer-songwriter Adam Bork out of his geodesic dome to play for us.

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.