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Pacifica Radio's Amy Goodman to Speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

March 15, 2001

Pacifica Radio's Amy Goodman to Speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Host of Democracy Now! Will Address Media Issues

Troy, N.Y. — Amy Goodman, host of Pacifica Radio’s award-winning daily program, Democracy Now!, will speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, March 17, at 4 p.m. in room 308 of the Darrin Communication Center. Her presentation is free to the public.

Goodman will address the turmoil wracking the Pacifica Foundation and its five major market radio stations. She will also discuss her experiences covering the Democratic and Republican Conventions for Democracy Now! last summer that was carried on an unprecedented network of community radio stations, cable television channels, Web streams and direct broadcast satellite. That historic collaboration is driving an effort to develop Democracy Now! into a national daily television show.

Her appearance is part of a two-day conference in Troy. Titled “Media Matters: Connecting Communities in the Digital Age,” the gathering will bring in leaders of community media and technology centers from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont as well as New York.

The annual conference is being held in the Capital Region for the first time to provide information that elected officials and other concerned citizens can use to build local communication infrastructure and media literacy.

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