KAOS & TCTV bring Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman to Olympia

March 18, 2009

On Sunday March 29th at 5:30pm, award-winning investigative journalist and host of Pacifica’s “Democracy Now” will appear at Olympia’s historic Capitol Theater in a benefit for KAOS-FM Olympia Community Radio and Thurston Community Television. The event is in support of her book “Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times,” by Amy Goodman and her photo-journalist brother David Goodman, now out in softcover. The book will be available at the event. Tickets are available at Rainy Day Records, Traditions Fair Trade, at the door the day of show or online at buyolympia.com.

About KAOS

KAOS Radio LogoLicensed to the Evergreen State College, KAOS 89.3 FM Olympia Community Radio has been the South Sound’s only full-time, full-power commercial-free public radio service since 1973, offering a wide range of local and global news, community information, and independent music. The station streams its broadcasting live on the World Wide Web, at www.kaosradio.org, and can be heard on Comcast cable in Thurston County on TCTV Public Access channel 22 as well as on Comcast Digital Cable channel 982.

Over its thirty-six year history, KAOS has become one of Thurston County’s largest volunteer-based organizations. KAOS is programmed by a staff of nearly 100 student and community volunteers. Their varied perspectives and sensibilities make KAOS a unique resource for information and entertainment often ignored by major media.

About TCTV

TCTV LogoThurston Community Television is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation/membership organization that provides public, educational, and government access television in greater Thurston County, Washington. TCTV provides access channel management, training and production support to local residents, groups, government agencies and educational institutions. TCTV’s programming is seen on access channels on the Comcast cable system in Thurston County. Membership is open to any Thurston County resident or non-profit organization located in Thurston County. TCTV believes that community access media is an appropriate and powerful vehicle for promoting greater awareness and understanding of the larger community and the diversity of its people. To that end, TCTV provides communications resources to build a stronger community.

About Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 750 TV 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.”

Goodman is the co-author with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of three New York Times bestsellers, 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 is the winner of the 2007 Gracie Award for Individual Achievement for a Public Broadcasting Host, from American Women in Radio and Television, and is a 2007 honoree with the Paley Center/Museum of Television and Radio’s She Made It Collection, which “celebrates the achievements and preserves the legacy of great women writers, directors, producers, journalists, sportscasters, and executives.” She was the 2006 recipient of the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. Her daily reporting and groundbreaking work from Nigeria and East Timor 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.

About the Book

Where are the millions marching in the streets to defend human rights, civil liberties, and racial justice? Where is the mass revulsion against the killing and torture being carried out in our name? Where are the environmentalists? Where is the peace movement?

The answer: They are everywhere.

Standing Up to the Madness is a timely, inspiring, and even revolutionary look at who wields the greatest power in America--everyday people who take a chance and stand up for what they believe in--and also offers advice on what you can do to help.

Standing Up to the Madness tells the stories of everyday citizens who have challenged the government and prevailed.

WHO: Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman

WHAT: Benefit for KAOS 89.3fm & TCTV

WHEN: Sunday March 29, 5:30pm, doors open at 4:30pm

WHERE: Capitol Theater, 206 5th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501

TICKET COST/LOCATIONS: $10 General Admission
Tickets are available at Rainy Day Records, Traditions Fair Trade, at the door the day of show or online at buyolympia.com.

KAOS - John Ford, 360-867-6894 / fordj@evergreen.edu
TCTV– Deb Vinsel, 360-956-3100, dvinsel@tctv.net