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Amy Goodman Celebrates 20 Years of Democracy Now!
Date Sunday April 17
Time 7:30 PM - 5:30 AM
Location Details
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorBob Baldock
Emailbob [at] kpfa.org
Phone5108485006
AddressKPFA - 1929 M.L.K. Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA
Amy Goodman and her brother David present their new book: "Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America" plus - it's KPFA's birthday!
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First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

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 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.

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1FM

Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert, the host of KFPA's outstanding program, UpFront.

advance tickets: $15: 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, KPFA benefit http://www.kpfa.org/events

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