Wednesday, August 22, 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! 2018-08-21 Tuesday
    Pope Francis issues a letter to the world's Catholics addressing sex abuse in the church as calls grow for women to take leadership roles; prisoners across the U.S. launch a nationwide strike today over inhumane conditions.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-08-20 Monday
    In California, ICE arrests man driving his wife to the hospital to give birth; armed guards forcibly reseparate fathers from sons at Karnes detention center in Texas; longtime pacifist and socialist David McReynolds dies in New York City.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-08-17 Friday
    Remembering Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. We speak to professors Angela Davis, Mark Anthony Neal and Farah Jasmine Griffin on the civil rights and feminist icon.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-08-16 Thursday
    A scathing 1,400-page report exposes the extent of the Catholic Church's child sex abuse cover-up in Pennsylvania; Michigan Democratic congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib talks about tackling civil rights & the importance of her Palestinian roots.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-08-15 Wednesday
    It's been six months since the shooting massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida; the Trump administration has still not reunited over 550 children forcibly separated from their parents at the border.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-08-14 Tuesday
    As a man with cancer wins a $289M verdict against Monsanto, we look at how the company hid dangers of the Roundup herbicide. Yemen mourns 40 boys killed by a U.S. bomb in a Saudi-led airstrike, as AP reports the U.S. made deals with al-Qaeda there.
  • Democracy Now! 2018-08-13 Monday
    A nuclear standoff builds with Iran as the Trump administration reimposes economic sanctions; protesters interrupt Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to ask about his alleged ethical lapses and why he won't address climate change's role in ongoing wildfires.

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