Sunday, February 25, 2018

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! 2018-02-23 Friday
    Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen responds to Mueller's indictments and questions the media's obsession with "Russiagate"; world-famous filmmaker Raoul Peck releases a new movie, "The Young Karl Marx."
  • Democracy Now! 2018-02-22 Thursday
    Florida school shooting survivors confront Trump and Rubio on gun control; a former intern for Sen. Rubio calls on him to enact stricter gun laws; and a roundtable on Syria with Wendy Pearlman, writer Alia Malek and Amnesty International's Rawya Rageh.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-02-21 Wednesday
    A reporter who broke the story of Oxfam's sexual abuse scandal in Haiti, Haitian writer Edwidge Danticat and anti-trafficking advocate Taina Bien-Aimé talk about impunity for aid workers; some question militarization in schools after the Florida shooting.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-02-20 Tuesday
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation closes in on Jared Kushner's business meetings during the transition; former Labor Secretary Robert Reich on President Trump's new budget.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-02-19 Monday
    After the Parkland high school massacre, students launch unprecedented effort to demand gun control; five months after Hurricane Maria, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz speaks out against post-storm privatization and inadequate recovery effort.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-02-16 Friday
    Trump blames mental illness for Florida's latest mass shooting, ignoring gun control; the shooter had a history of violence toward women and alleged ties to a white supremacist group; South African business magnate Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as president.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-02-15 Thursday
    Headlines for February 15, 2018; When Will This Stop? 17 Shot Dead in Florida School Massacre, the 18th School Shooting of Year; Republican Lawmakers Refuse to Adopt Gun Control Despite 200 School Shootings Since Sandy Hook; Kept Out: Banks Across U.S. Caught Systematically Rejecting People of Color for Home Loans

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