KAOS & TCTV Bring “Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan to Olympia

October 18, 2012
  • Who: Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman | WHAT: Benefit for KAOS 89.3fm & TCTV
  • When: Friday October 26, Noon, doors at 11:30am
  • Where: Longhouse, The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
  • Tickets: $15 General Admission; Students $10, online at tinyurl.com/amy-oly or tctv.net; at door day of show.
  • Contacts: KAOS - John Ford, 360-867-6894 and TCTV – Deb Vinsel, 360-956-3100 

On Friday October 26th at Noon, Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan, award-winning investigative journalists from 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 their new book The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope. The book will be available at the event. Seating is limited; tickets are available at the door the day of show or online at tinyurl.com/amy-oly.

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-nine 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.

About Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host of “Democracy Now!” airing on more than 1,000 public television and radio stations in 35 countries. 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." The Independent of London named Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! "an inspiration"; pulsemedia.org placed Goodman at the top of their 20 Top Global Media Figures. Goodman is the author of four New York Times bestsellers. For more information about Amy Goodman and Democracy Now!, please visit democracynow.org.

Denis Moynihan, since helping co-found “Democracy Now!” as an independent production company in 2002, has participated in the organization’s growth, focusing primarily on distribution, infrastructure development, and coordinating complex live broadcasts from all continents (save Antarctica). He lives in Denver, and is the founder of a new noncommercial, community radio station in Colorado’s high country.

About the Book

The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, Forward by Michael Moore

Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan provide a vivid record of the events, conflicts, and social movements shaping our society today. They give voice to ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power across the country and around the world. Their writing and daily work at the grassroots public TV/radio news hour Democracy Now!, carried on more than a thousand stations globally and at democracynow.org, casts in stark relief the stories of the silenced majority. These stories are set against the backdrop of the mainstream media’s abject failure, with its small circle of pundits who know so little about so much, attempting to explain the world to us and getting it so wrong.