Amy Goodman’s Coming to Town

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman is on a 65 city book tour in support of The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them. My station, community radio WEFT, is hosting her this Friday and so she will also be a guest on this Friday’s radioshow.

It seems that a lot of people in “progressive” circles here are getting pretty excited. Though because this is more of a book signing, and just one stop on a pretty long, exhausting tour, I suspect this appearance will not be quite as long or in-depth as one of Goodman’s more formal talks. But I could be wrong.

It should be interesting to have Amy as a guest. Because my show’s focus is independent media, I’m less interested in discussing the details of her book and current political situation — though certainly we’ll discuss the book some. I’m really hoping we can talk about how and why she got into independent media, and how to build stronger networks and coalitions of independent media makers.