Journalist Amy Goodman to speak at Star Hall
by Lisa J. Church
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Amy Goodman, host of the daily news show “Democracy Now!” will be in Moab for a discussion at Star Hall on Monday, Oct. 8, at noon. The event, which will also include a question-and-answer session with the audience, is a fundraiser for KZMU community radio. A $10 donation is requested.

Democracy Now!, a daily television and radio news program, is aired daily on KZMU radio (90.1 and 106.7 FM). Goodman has been hailed as one of the top, independent news journalist in the nation, according to a news release from KZMU. Goodman’s weekly opinion column, “Breaking the Sound Barrier,” also appears in The Times-Independent.

“Democracy Now! and KZMU have a long-standing relationship. We’ve aired the program for many years,” said KZMU Program Director Christy Williams. “We are so thrilled that she’s coming to Moab.”

Democracy Now!’s daily “war and peace report” provides listeners “with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts,” according to the news release.

Williams said she has been “inspired” by Goodman for many years and has heard her speak at several conferences.

“This woman can look at danger straight in the face with such an intrepid, sharp-minded resolve,” said Williams. “When I heard her speak, I was riveted. I was inspired by her.”

Advanced reserved seating for the event is available by calling KZMU at 435-259-8824.

Goodman is currently on a 100-city tour of the U.S.– “The Silenced Majority” – which parallels the presidential election season. She will be joined onstage by producer and journalist Denis Moynihan.

“Goodman believes that for true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information,” according to the news release. Goodman has noted that in the last two decades, news outlets have seen “unprecedented corporate media consolidation,” according to the news release. “In the year 2000, just six corporations dominated the U.S. media. In addition, corporate media outlets in the U.S. are legally responsible to their shareholders to maximize profits.”

Democracy Now! is funded solely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations and does not accept advertisers, corporate underwriting, or government funding, according to the news release.

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