[click "Play" for Susan's interview with Amy Goodman]
(ed. note: In the podcast Susan closes with "See you on Saturday." The event is Sunday morning)
kicker: Special "Breakfast with Amy" at the Sheridan Chop House before talk
The idea behind Amy Goodman's whirlwind tour of Colorado is to help community radio stations such as Telluride's KOTOfm raise critical funds and public awareness as Congress flaps its jaw about whether to completely to pull the rug out from under public media and defund NPR, PBS – and by extension, KOTO.
Sunday, March 6, 10 a.m., KOTO community radio hosts Amy, the award-winning host of the daily internationally broadcast radio and TV program, "Democracy Now!", syndicated columnist and author. She is here to talk about threats to public media. Join her to stand up to the madness.
Prior to her talk at The Palm, the historic Sheridan Opera House, in conjunction with KOTO, offers a special "Breakfast with Amy," 8:30 – 10 a.m. That opportunity includes a meet and greet, breakfast buffet, copy of Amy's latest book, Breaking the Sound Barrier, and reserved seating at The Palm.
If you watched the Oscars – cue snoring – you might have caught the winner of Best Documentary Feature. When Charlie Ferguson accepted his award for "Inside Job," his in-your-face reveal about the faces (and reasons) behind the 2008 Wall Street meltdown, the outspoken crusader did not miss the opportunity to point out the fact that no responsible party has been held accountable. No one has even been called out on the carpet. (Except perhaps the red carpet.)
Charlie Ferguson and Amy Goodman are kindred spirits, nervy and focused seekers of truth, justice and the American way. Remember that line from the movie "Network" (1976)" "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore"? That about sums up Charlie's and Amy's stance on hypocrisy and spin of any stripe. And there's plenty of both going around these days.
According to blue chip journalist Bill Moyers, who wrote the preface to Breaking the Sound Barrier :
"You can learn more of the truth about Washington and the world from one week of Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! than from a month of Sunday morning talk shows. Make that a year of Sunday talk shows. That's because Amy, as you will discover on every page of this book, knows the critical question for journalists is how close they are to the truth, not how close they are to power."
Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize," for personal courage and transformation.
She is the un-Sunday Beltway anchor.
To preview Amy Goodman's talk, click the "play" button.