[act-ma] Independent Media, Cambridge Forum, April 2

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Wed Mar 25 13:38:51 PDT 2009

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Release						 March 25, 2009
	Jordan Weinstein, host of NPR’s Morning Edition on WGBH-FM, Boston’s oldest public radio station, moderates the Thursday, April 2 Cambridge Forum “Celebration of Independent Media.”.  The featured speaker is Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! and an award winning journalist who has a written a new book, Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times.

         When media outlets are owned by an ever tightening media monopoly, what is the importance of independent media like public, non-commercial radio and television?  With the declining big city newspapers cutting staff, who will do investigative reporting?  Who got right the story about our current financial crisis: CNBC or Democracy Now!?  Remember the deliberate media manipulation by the Bush administration in the run up to the Iraq War: what mainline media can citizens trust?  What is the role of independent public forums, such as Cambridge Forum, in providing public education on progressive ideas?  

Here’s your chance to stand up and support  independent media, Cambridge Forum, and interact with two outstanding public media professionals, Amy Goodman and Jordan Weinstein.

	6:30 pm	Reception with Amy Goodman and Jordan Weinstein
          7:30 pm           Forum

Advance tickets: $10 for students and Cambridge Forum members; $15 general admission.  At the door: $15.  All proceeds benefit Cambridge Forum.  Purchase tickets by calling  617-495-2727 or use the secure Paypal option at www.cambridgeforum.org

Book signing, courtesy of Harvard Book Store, follows the program. 

Cambridge Forum is taped and edited for public radio broadcast. Edited CDs are available to the public by contacting 617-495-2727. Select forums can be viewed in their entirety on demand by visiting our website at www.cambridgeforum.org and clicking on the WGBH
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