Stories of democracy, resistance and hope

Journalist and activist, Amy Goodman, came to Winnipeg recently to share stories of democracy, resistance and hope.

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:

Julien Cooper


I am Julien Cooper. Let's talk electronics. I advocate strongly in the sharing of existing resources such as electronic devices, for both personal and citizen journalistic uses. I call it 'Useful recycling we can use again' as in goods not broken down and then re-manufactured. I also offer free of charge the simple repairs and returns of electronics and free collections of electronics to re-purpose for new users. I hope one day we will have a fully established technical repair shop available to create an inner-city repair and exchange shop which the public can use as a makerspace or to receive or offer services in, which can include designing new inventions with or without peer help and having a public trade-in or exchange depot.

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