Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Amy Goodman comes to Tucson 6:00 PM Sunday April 26


Amy Goodman in Tucson, AZ
Benefit for Access Tucson and KXCI 91.3FM
tickets online: https://www.kxci.org/store/

In a benefit performance for Access Tucson and KXCI 91.3FM, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! will be at The Tucson Convention Center's Turquoise Ballroom on Sunday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. with a booksigning to follow the event.

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on over 700 media outlets including Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, and on the internet. DN!’s podcast is one of the most popular on the web; audio and video webcasting is available at www.democracynow.org.

Locally, Democracy Now! airs 4 times daily. The radio broadcast is weekdays at noon on Tucson's community radio station KXCI 91.3FM and webstreams at www.kxci.org; the television broadcast is on Access Tucson, weekdays, at 5:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., (Cox channel 99, Comcast channel 74).

Goodman is celebrating the 13th year of DN! and touring in support of her latest and third book: Standing Up to the Madness - Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times, written with her brother, investigative journalist David Goodman.

The award-winning sister-brother team traveled the country to detail the ways in which grassroots activists have taken politics out of the hands of politicians. Standing Up to the Madness tells the stories of everyday citizens who have challenged the government and prevailed-and also offers advice on what individuals can do to help.

Amy Goodman will speak about her new book at the Tucson Convention Center's Turquoise Ballroom, 260 S. Church Avenue in downtown Tucson on Sunday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Enter in Grand Lobby Entrance from Parking Lot B. Please visit http://www.tucsonconventioncenter.org/ for a map of the complex.

The booksigning will immediately follow the performance.

Tickets are $10.00 with all proceeds to benefit Access Tucson and Tucson's community radio station KXCI 91.3FM. Tickets are available in 3 locations, and by phone and internet at the following outlets:

KXCI, 220 South 4th Avenue; office hours 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. weekdays and tickets by phone are at 520-623-1000, ext. 13. Order tickets online at www.kxci.org

Tickets also available at Access Tucson, 124 East Broadway Blvd., office hours noon - 10:00 p.m., (closed Tuesday and Sunday); with tickets by phone at 520-624-9833.

Tickets are also available at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue.

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