KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:
Sunday, April 17, 7:30 PM
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Advance tickets: $15 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006
or Books Inc, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s
S.F. – Modern Times. $18 door
This is a celebration of the acclaimed news program Democracy Now! and the heroes who have moved our democracy forward and the birthday of KPFA.
In 1996 Amy Goodman started a radio show called Democracy Now! to focus on the issues that are under-reported or entirely ignored by mainstream news coverage. Shortly after September 11, 2001, Amy and her crew were broadcasting on television every weekday. Today Democracy Now! is the only public media in the U.S. that airs simultaneously on satellite and cable television, radio, and the Internet. In the new book Amy and her brother David share stories of the progressive heroes – the whistleblowers, the organizers, the protestors – who have brought about remarkable, seismic (if often invisible) change over the last two decades.
As America’s courts, government and major media have abdicated their responsibilities, it has fallen to ordinary individuals to hold our powerful institutions to account. Democracy Now! – like KPFA, which airs it throughout northern and central California – has brought forward and given a clear voice to the countless charismatic leaders and movements emerging in the streets in Ferguson, Staten Island, Wall Street, Paris, and other places where people are rising up to demand justice.
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now! An award-winning journalist, she has won the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the alternative Nobel Prize; a lifetime achievement award from Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism; the George Polk Award; the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting; and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award. With Denis Moynihan, she is the N Y Times bestselling author of The Silenced Majority and Breaking the Sound Barrier. David Goodman, her brother, and Amy co-authored Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements that Changed America, and The Exception to the Rulers.
Brian Edwards-Tiekert is the Host for KPFA’s morning show UpFront.