Community Event: Amy Goodman in Redding

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 900 television and radio stations in North America. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC’s Meet the Press.

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.” She is also one of the the first recipients, along with blogger Glenn Greenwald, of the Park Center for Independent Media’s Izzy Award, named for the great muckraking journalist I.F. Stone. The Independent of London called Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! “an inspiration”; PULSE named her one of the 20 Top Global Media Figures of 2009.

Goodman is the author of four New York Times bestsellers. Her latest book, Breaking the Sound Barrier, proves the power of independent journalism in the struggle for a better world. She co-authored the first three bestsellers with her brother, journalist David Goodman: Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (2008), Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back (2006) and The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them (2004). She writes a weekly column (also produced as an audio podcast) syndicated by King Features, for which she was recognized in 2007 with the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Reporting.

Goodman has received the American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award; the Paley Center for Media’s She’s Made It Award; and the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. Her reporting on East Timor and Nigeria has won numerous awards, including the George Polk Award, Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. She has also received awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Project Censored. Goodman received the first ever Communication for Peace Award from the World Association for Christian Communication. She was also honored by the National Council of Teachers of English with the George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language.

When: Saturday January 14, 2012 at noon. Doors open at 10:30 am. Music by Muletown & Greg Lawson 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: David Marr Theater, 2200 Eureka Way, Redding

Tickets available at
People of Progress
1242 Center Street
Downtown Redding
(530) 243-3811
or online through Brown Paper Tickets.

More information available here.

-from press release

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Pamela says:

    This is a great opportunity for our community. I certainly hope people take advantage of this opportunity and buy tickets to hear one of the few truthtellers in the media; plus she is not "corporate" sponsored.

  2. Avatar Doug Bennett says:

    Thanks for the article. It might be better to go to
    than to Brown Paper Ticket to get tickets.

  3. Avatar Insanity Prevails says:

    I have mixed feelings about Amy Goodman and Democracy Now. I have watched the program several times and attempted to research their motivations. There are possible ties to Geo Soros and they also "commune" with other non profit "social agenda" organizations, the type we hear from frequently when it comes to civil rights issues. I do believe that while she may be a well awarded journalist, I feel she has a very leftist tone and bias to her reporting. I would do my homework before attending her "event" and I would not be a "sponge" to her words as if she were some kind of media hero. After all, what is the media's main objective? To get you to believe them.

    Here is a link to an artical I found very interesting:

  4. W o w , "Insanity"… Did I just read that? I felt quite disturbed reading the above.

    Do you so fear and feel compelled to villify and attack women matriculating and earning their way to high causes and success than those of your own that you would actually write that for publishing?! Now, don't get me wrong, "Insanity": I'm just very confused by the patterns I infer from your last couple of submissions.

    I am especially shocked because I think you really have some pretty darn good points from time to time, "Insanity." But not a speck of good do I find in the frothy, bitter poison you seem to attempt at envenomating this thread, and that of a recent Shasta College student-journalist's thread, Ms. Magaña. She seemed to be a most brave, thoughtful and promising writer. Unlike you, sir, she had the authenticity to properly CITE her research!

    I would simply offer you, "Insanity," that by attending Ms. Amy Goodman's event we allWOULD fulfill doing our "homework." Why the veiled fear-mongering and degradation of Ms. Goodman's event? (You are giving us Republicans a worsening name.) Or did I misunderstand something in your intent? So by your logic, would you feel better/safer, and would I be more of an American to you, if I had a right-leaning bias as a journalist?

    It sounds as though you, "Insanity Prevails" – or whatever name you choose to hide behind – perhaps you could do a little more homework, too. It might just help un-"mix" your implicit feelings above… I am not sure from which country you hail, but perhaps, "Insanity," if you attended Ms. Goodman's event – guaranteed under the Constitution of THIS great nation – it may free you up from making embarrassing, unsubstantiated remarks about a woman you know nothing about. Truly opening your mind to genuinely learning about Ms. Goodman's perspective – on your own – would put you in big-boy pants, and may help you curb curious negative impulses to pick-on a young, defenseless female college kid trying her first opportunity at published writing. She, with the guts in using her REAL name, guts you clearly seem to lack when you choose to spew sometimes from behind a cloaked, cowardly moniker. If you do not attend Ms. Goodman's event, your preaching about readers doing their "homework" could be as Hypocritical as it gets. But maybe, that's the country you hail.

    (I think were you a truly brave one, "Insanity," you would offer Ms. Magaña a most contrite apology, as I would offer mine if I got caught booing and saddening your child or grandchild for missing a line at the school play…)