Her speaking engagement at Knox United Church on Sep. 29 was part of Goodman’s “Democracy Now 2017 Speaking Tour”, where the public was able to get up close and personal with the radio show host (without the ear buds).
Included in the evening were lively speeches from CBC Weekend Morning show host and event emcee, Nadia Kidwai, Elder Albert McLeod of Thunderbird House, Molly Mcracken from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and then of course, Amy Goodman.
Goodman welcomed us to her life and to the many interests she and co-host Juan Gonzalez bring to their listeners. This included highlights of making radio that isn’t sponsored by corporate America. And the excitement of losing a transmitter on two occasions to bomb attacks. Or, what it was like to come back from some hair raising events that occurred as part of her covering a story.
CKUW 95.9 FM broadcasts “Democracy Now” every weekday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. And there are those few notes, just like a favorite song, that come bursting out as the top of her show that readies the listener to get ready for a news show like no other.
It was a treasure to meet Amy and listen to her raspy tone, in all her seriousness complete with a sense of humour and pride.
Courtesy of 95.9 CKUW, here is part of Amy Goodman’s recent presentation to a Winnipeg audience: