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

November 13, 2009

KAOS & TCTV Bring Democracy Now's Amy Goodman to Olympia!

On Tuesday November 24th at Noon, Amy Goodman, award-winning investigative journalist and host of Pacifica's "Democracy Now" will appear at The Evergreen State College Longhouse in a benefit for KAOS-FM Olympia Community Radio and Thurston Community Television. The event is in support of her new book "Breaking the Sound Barrier." The book will be available at the event. Seating is limited; tickets are available at the door the day of show or online at buyolympia.com.

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. 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.

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

Breaking the Sound Barrier: By Amy Goodman, Edited by Denis Moynihan, Foreword by Bill Moyers

Amy Goodman breaks through the corporate media's lies, 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 the corporate media exclude and ignore to be heard loud and clear.

About KAOS

Licensed 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-seven 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

Thurston 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 the Longhouse

The Longhouse exists to provide service and hospitality to students, the college, and surrounding Native communities. With a design based in the Northwest Indigenous Nations' philosophy of hospitality, its primary functions are to provide a gathering place for hosting cultural ceremonies, classes, conferences, performances, art exhibits and community events. The Longhouse provides the opportunity to build a bridge of understanding between the regions' tribes and visitors of all cultures. The public service mission of the Longhouse is to promote indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, and economic development.


John Ford

Deb Vinsel