Democracy Now, a daily independent global news hour with Amy Goodman & Juan González comes to Listen UP Talk Radio, daily at 12p ET…

Democracy Now, a daily independent global news hour with Amy Goodman & Juan González comes to Listen UP Talk Radio, daily at 12p ET…

democracynowamy-and-juanWhy has Listen UP! Talk Radio added Democracy Now to the broadcast schedule?  Because we believe it is one of the best radio programs out there, and carefully provides both points of view on particular issues.  Their coverage of the recent Scottish independence vote was stellar.  Here are more reasons:

1. Democracy Now! is one of public broadcasting’s fastest growing programs and now broadcasts on over 800 TV and Radio Stations.

2. “Democracy Now! retains a jagged and intriguing edge,” says the Washington Post. You’ll hear a diversity of voices not often heard on other U.S. media including independent and international journalists; ordinary people affected by government policy, whether in the U.S. or around the world; grassroots leaders, artists, academics and independent analysts. Energetic debates extend beyond the traditional liberal/conservative exchange. The daily live one-hour program combines the cutting edge of a breaking news program and the magazine format that allows for extended discussions and debates.

3. Democracy Now! has won numerous awards for journalistic excellence, including the George Polk
Award, The Columbia-Dupont Award, and many Golden Reel Awards from the National Federation of
Community Broadcasters.

4. Amy Goodman has just been named recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as the
alternative Nobel. She received the award in the Swedish Parliament on December 8.

5. Goodman is the winner of the 2007 Gracie Award for Individual Achievement for a Public
Broadcasting Host, from American Women in Radio and Television, and is a 2007 honoree with the
Paley Center/Museum of Television and Radio’s She Made It Collection, which “celebrates the
achievements and preserves the legacy of great women writers, directors, producers, journalists,
sportscasters, and executives.” She was the 2006 recipient of the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative
Citizenship. Her daily reporting and groundbreaking work from Nigeria and East Timor has won
numerous awards, including the George Polk Award, Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International
Reporting, and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. She has also received awards from the
Associated Press, United Press International, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Project
Censored.

6. As a news show that is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, broadcasting
stations and foundations, Democracy Now! maintains its editorial independence, providing a
counterweight to media consolidation.

7. Democracy Now! often outperforms all other programs during radio station fundraising drives,
including NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. For testimonials from TV and radio
station managers about Democracy Now! see the corresponding documents in the “Downloadable
Resources” section at: www.democracynow.org/get_involved

8. Democracy Now! is popular among journalists. CNN’s Gloria Hilliard says,” Amy, your courage is an
inspiration. Thank you for your voice.” For more comments from journalists, see “What Journalists
are Saying about Democracy Now!” at www.democracynow.org/get_involved under “Downloadable
Resources”.

Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman & Juan González can be heard weekdays on Listen UP at 12p, with repeats at 10 pm and 10 am ET the following day.  Weekends it can be heard at 10 pm ET.
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