Monday, November 16, 2009

Amy Goodman Visiting Boulder November 28

Amy Goodman, New York Times best-selling author and award-winning host of Democracy Now!, will be in Boulder Nov. 28 to release her new book Breaking the Sound Barrier, featuring an introduction by Bill Moyers.

Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the daily, internationally broadcast radio and television program Democracy Now!, breaks through the corporate media’s sound-bites and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects—the “experts” who, in Goodman’s words, “know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong”—this accessible, lively collection allows the voices often excluded and ignored to be heard loud and clear. From community organizers in New Orleans, to the courageous American soldiers who’ve said “No” to Washington’s wars, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out.

For her most recent column, "The Tortured Logic Continues" on Bush-era policies still being upheld today, visit TruthDig.

For her popular radio and television program, Democracy Now!, Goodman reports on a broad spectrum of current events on a daily basis, and is able to speak on any number of breaking news, foreign policy, and current events topics, from the ongoing debates regarding healthcare and Afghanistan, to questions surrounding the criminal justice system, the changing media landscape, and much more. For recent shows, covering the recent elections, the recession and ongoing controversy surrounding various Wall Street players, environmental degradation, Afghanistan, healthcare, and more, visit Democracy Now!.

Boulder Author Event: Saturday, November 28th, 7:00 pm, Boulder Unity Church, 2855 Folsom
Tickets, $10 Listener Members, $15 General Public, to benefit KGNU Community Radio

“Amy Goodman is a towering progressive freedom-fighter in the media and the world. Breaking the Sound Barrier is another expression of her vision and courage.”
—Cornel West

“If you are one of the millions of people who love listening to Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!, and appreciate the passion, intelligence, and insight she brings to her subjects, I’ve got very good news: she’s just as compelling, thought-provoking, and fearless on the page. By bringing us the perspectives of those too often denied access to the media megaphone, Breaking the Sound Barrier is crusading journalism at its best.”
—Arianna Huffington

“There is no one who should be more on mainstream media, every day reminding us and giving us a glimpse of the power of one, than Amy. She will go down in history as one of the voices of democracy’s greatest champions."
—Willie Nelson

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist, columnist for King Features Syndicate, and author and the host/executive producer of Democracy Now! airing on nearly 800 stations worldwide. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.” Goodman is the co-author with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of three New York Times bestsellers: Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers.


“Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights.” —Noam Chomsky

“You want public broadcasting to be balanced against all these elite establishment voices that get heard? Get Amy Goodman on public television.” —Bill Moyers

“What journalism should be: beholden to the interests of people, not power and profit.” —Arundhati Roy

“Amy Goodman is not afraid to speak truth to power. She does it everyday.” —Susan Sarandon

“Amy Goodman continues the quest for global justice and awareness by bringing us stories and a perspective that we don’t normally get from the mainstream media.” —Danny Glover

1 comment:

Next Thing said...

KGNU will also be hosting a reception at 6pm on Nov. 28thwhere you can meet and mingle and enjoy food and drink with Amy Goodman before her talk at 7pm. Cost for the reception is an additional $50 for both members and non-members. Call 303-449-4885 for tickets and more information.