Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Amy Goodman, Connie Dover - Benefit KKFI 90.1fm, April 5th

Author Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now!

& Singer-Poet Connie Dover to Benefit KKFI 90.1FM

Sunday, April 5th,

IBEW Local 124

301 E 103rd Terrace, KCMO

11 a.m. Brunch

12:30pm Connie Dover

1pm Amy Goodman

Tickets: $25 Concert & Talk (Advance);

$30 Day of Show

$100 VIP Brunch, Meet & Greet, Autographed Book*
 $150 Couple: VIP Brunch, Meet & Greet, Autographed Book*

*Standing Up To The Madness:

Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times

Advance Tickets: or KKFI Offices (816) 931-3122

Connie Dover

Acclaimed by the Boston Globe as "the finest folk ballad singer America has produced since Joan Baez," Connie Dover is a singer, poet and Emmy Award-winning producer and composer. Her soaring, crystal-clear voice and inspired arrangements of traditional music of Scotland, Ireland and the American West display a depth and breadth of range that have earned her a rightful place among the world's finest traditional singers.

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 750 TV and radio stations in North America. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! Its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC’s Meet the Press.

Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.”

Goodman is the co-author with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of three New York Times bestsellers, Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (2008), Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back (2006) and The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them (2004). She writes a weekly column (also produced as an audio Podcast) syndicated by King Features, for which she was recognized in 2007 with the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Reporting.

Goodman is the winner of the 2007 Gracie Award for Individual Achievement for a Public Broadcasting Host, from American Women in Radio and Television, and is a 2007 honoree with the Paley Center/Museum of Television and Radio’s She Made It Collection, which “celebrates the achievements and preserves the legacy of great women writers, directors, producers, journalists, sportscasters, and executives.” She was the 2006 recipient of the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. Her daily reporting and groundbreaking work from Nigeria and East Timor has won numerous awards, including the George Polk Award, Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award. She has also received awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Project Censored.

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