In 1996 Amy Goodman started a radio show called Democracy Now! to focus on the issues that are underreported or ignored by mainstream news coverage. Shortly after September 11, 2001, they were broadcasting on television every weekday. Today it is the only public media in the US that airs simultaneously on satellite and cable television, radio, and the Internet. Now Amy and her journalist brother, David, share stories of the progressive heroes - the whistleblowers, the organizers, the protestors - who have brought about remarkable, often invisible change.
"Better subtitle: the liberal platform"
Conversations with a few of the best actors working in film and television, Keegan-Michael Key, John Goodman, and Jeremy Irons...
In The Exception to the Rulers, award-winning journalists Amy and David Goodman expose the lies, corruption, and crimes of the power elite, an elite bolstered by large media conglomerates. Her goal is “to go where the silence is, to give voice to the silenced majority.” This audiobook includes numerous archival audio excerpts, including statements from filmmaker Michael Moore, civil liberties victims describing their harrowing ordeals in the United States after 9/11, and more.
During Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first year in office, the Department of Homeless Services created 16 new shelters across New York City to house more than 1,000 families and hundreds of single adults.
Then, for eight months, the city stopped opening shelters.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
Earlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio embarked on one of the more challenging and unenviable tasks of his tenure: selling the virtues of a plan to open dozens of new homeless shelters across the city.
"Adding Homeless Shelters Is a Political Risk, but de Blasio Sees No Alternative" is from the March 26, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Nikita Stewart, William Neuman and J. David Goodman and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"Weiner Fined $65,000 for Campaign Finance Violations" is from the December 01, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by J. David Goodman and narrated by Kristi Burns.
From political circles in New York City to cocktail parties on Capitol Hill, on right-of-center Facebook pages and among left-of-center donors, two of the biggest untethered threads in New York politics are being drawn together around a single question.
Would Hillary Clinton run for mayor?
"De Blasio, Echoing Cuomo, Vows to Shield New Yorkers From Trump’s Policies" is from the November 21, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by J. David Goodman and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"5-Cent Fee on Plastic Bags Is Approved by New York City Council" is from the May 05, 2016, US section of The New York Times. It was written by J. David Goodman and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"Anxiety aside, New York Sees Drop in Crime" is from the U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by J. David Goodman and Al Baker and narrated by Kristi Burns.