Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Democracy Now!

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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! 2020-04-07 Tuesday
    Amazon workers in Staten Island walk off the job as dozens of warehouses around the U.S. report COVID-19 cases; We discuss the impact of the pandemic on residents of Queens and the Bronx, among the hardest-hit areas, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-04-06 Monday
    New York City nurses continue to protest and demand protective gear as hospitals overflow; Calls grow to release incarcerated people amid the pandemic; An NYC cathedral plans to open its doors to patients to make more space in the city's hospitals.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-04-03 Friday
    We speak with an ICU nurse in New York protesting for more COVID-19 protective gear; The pandemic surges in the Philippines and Indonesia; How Taiwan is containing coronavirus; The Congressional Hispanic Caucus demands the release of ICE detainees.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-04-02 Thursday
    With millions losing their jobs, President Trump's coronavirus response has been to support drug manufacturers and suspend environmental rules; How the coronavirus is impacting India and the Global South.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-04-01 Wednesday
    Delivery drivers at UPS demand safe working conditions to avoid illness amid a massive increase in online orders; How pregnant people are coping with uncertain conditions during the pandemic; Calls grow to cancel rent during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-03-31 Tuesday
    Michigan becomes a growing hot spot for coronavirus and struggles to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases; We speak with Tara Reade about her allegations that Joe Biden assaulted her when he was a senator and she was his staff assistant in 1993.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-03-30 Monday
    The coronavirus is described as the public health failure of the century; In New York, tens of thousands of unhoused people are left with no way to safely shelter in place; A group of unhoused mothers, families and elders reclaim vacant Los Angeles homes.

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