Saturday, November 25, 2017

Democracy Now!

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Air Times CH16
Mon-Fri 12 PM
Mon-Fri 10 PM

Website: www.DemocracyNow.org

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Free Speech TV ch. 348 and Link TV ch. 375); and on the internet. DN!’s podcast is one of the most popular on the web.

Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience 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. In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates–debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other.

New stations are adding Democracy Now! to their programming schedules all the time, and there are several movements going on around the country right now to bring Democracy Now! to new communities. To find out more about these efforts, and how to get involved, click here.

WHY INDEPENDENT MEDIA ?

For true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information.

But the last two decades have seen unprecedented corporate media consolidation. The U.S. media was already fairly homogeneous in the early 1980s: some fifty media conglomerates dominated all media outlets, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, music, publishing and film. 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 entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations. We do not accept advertisers, corporate underwriting, or government funding. This allows us to maintain our independence.

Democracy Now Archive

  • Democracy Now! 2017-11-24 Friday
    In special broadcast, we speak with Tarana Burke, a sexual assault survivor who launched the Me Too campaign; two months after Hurricane Maria we interview San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz; Dr. Robert Bullard, father of the environmental justice movement.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-11-23 Thursday
    We celebrate the life and work of Yip Harburg, the Broadway lyricist who wrote such hits as "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" and put the music into The Wizard of Oz. Harburg always included a strong social and political component to his work.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-11-22 Wednesday
    Sexual harassment law expert Jennifer Drobac on women reporting sexual abuse by powerful men; writer Rebecca Solnit says harassment stunts equality in the workplace; FCC chair Ajit Pai plans to end net neutrality; nearly 60,000 Haitians face deportation.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-11-21 Tuesday
    A New York Times investigation reveals U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq have killed far more civilians than officials admit. We speak with the survivor of an airstrike and the reporters, Azmat Khan & Anand Gopal, who co-authored "The Uncounted."
  • Democracy Now! 2017-11-20 Monday
    Amid political crisis in Zimbabwe, longtime leader Robert Mugabe is refusing to resign; we speak with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe about the anti-Trump revolt at the U.N. Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-11-17 Friday
    On the final day of COP23, we discuss the final negotiations; we speak with a key architect of the Paris Agreement; and as the Keystone pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil, we get response from Tom Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network.
  • Democracy Now! 2017-11-16 Thursday
    We get an update on Zimbabwe, where the military has carried out an apparent coup; a look at the banks and fossil fuel companies pushing their agenda at COP23; and we speak with Dina Ionesco about migration, environment and climate change.

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