Sunday, August 09, 2020

Democracy Now!


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Mon-Fri 12 PM
Mon-Fri 10 PM


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 Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Free Speech TV ch. 348 and Link TV ch. 375); and on the internet. DN!’s podcast is one of the most popular on the web.

Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates–debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other.

New stations are adding Democracy Now! to their programming schedules all the time, and there are several movements going on around the country right now to bring Democracy Now! to new communities. To find out more about these efforts, and how to get involved, click here.


For true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information.

But the last two decades have seen unprecedented corporate media consolidation. The U.S. media was already fairly homogeneous in the early 1980s: some fifty media conglomerates dominated all media outlets, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, music, publishing and film. In the year 2000, just six corporations dominated the U.S. media.

In addition, corporate media outlets in the U.S. are legally responsible to their shareholders to maximize profits.

Democracy Now! is funded entirely through contributions from listeners, viewers, and foundations. We do not accept advertisers, corporate underwriting, or government funding. This allows us to maintain our independence.

Democracy Now Archive

  • Democracy Now! 2020-08-07 Friday
    We spend the hour with President Trump's niece Mary Trump, whose new book describes how his dysfunctional family fostered his greed, cruelty and sexist and racist behavior, and discuss how it shaped his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic and more.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-08-06 Thursday
    On the 75th anniversary of the U.S. dropping the world's first atomic bomb in warfare, Hiroshima survivor Hideko Tamura Snider recounts her horrific experience; How the U.S. government controlled the media narrative to justify its use of the atomic bomb.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-08-05 Wednesday
    We speak to a doctor in Beirut after Tuesday’s massive explosion in the port and look at Lebanon’s economic, political and public health crisis with journalist Rami Khouri; Calls grow to break up Big Tech monopolies as their CEOs make record profits.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-08-04 Tuesday
    How Jared Kushner's White House task force abandoned a nationwide coronavirus testing plan; human rights advocates demand the release of jailed asylum seekers and immigrants amid the pandemic; Border Patrol agents raid a humanitarian aid camp in Arizona.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-08-03 Monday
    As President Trump floats delaying the 2020 election, we speak with historian Nils Gilman, who gamed out what a contested election would look like, and LaTosha Brown of the Black Voters Matter Fund; Moroccan journalist Omar Radi has just been arrested.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-07-31 Friday
    We play excerpts from President Barack Obama's eulogy for civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta; We also hear remarks from senior pastor Raphael Warnock and Rev. James Lawson, a champion of nonviolence.
  • Democracy Now! 2020-07-30 Thursday
    Professor Noam Chomsky on why neoliberal policies left the country unprepared for a public health crisis, how Cuba has helped other countries during the pandemic, Israel's threat to annex the West Bank and the upcoming U.S. election.

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