Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan Fill Theater
Fundraiser Success Thanks to Our Supporters and Volunteers
On October 13, noted journalist Amy Goodman, along with co-author Denis Moyhihan, appeared at the Phoenix Center for the Arts and the Third Street Theater for a Fourth Anniversary fundraiser for Radio Phoenix. Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers and with the cooperation of the staff at the Phoenix Center, the Amy and Denis drew a sell-out crowd at a pre-presentation reception, and filled the theater where Amy and Denis discussed their new book, "The Silenced Majority."
Amy and Denis have been taking "Democracy Now!," the most widely syndicated news program in the world,on the road for a 100-city tour, starting with the
Republican National Convention in Tampa and the Democratic National
Convention in Charlotte, running up to Election Day. They've traveled through many of the electoral swing states, going beyond
the mainstream media’s obsessive focus on the latest poll numbers and
candidate gaffes, to examine how people are organizing; the impacts of
restrictive voter ID laws that are making it harder to vote; and how the
massive influx of campaign cash following the Citizens United decision
is changing how our democracy works.
On October 12, Amy and Denis were in Bisbee, Arizona, for a presentation at community radio station KBRP, a low power station now celebrating its seventh year on the air. The next day, the duo were in Tucson in the morning to support KXCI. By three in the afternoon, they were still speaking to the crowd and hadn't begun signing books yet; but the folks at Radio Phoenix weren't worried. Thanks to the hard work of the volunteers under the direction of Board member Jeanne Frieden, the reception at the Phoenix Center for the Arts started at 6 PM, and right on cue, Amy and Denis walked in the door.
Volunteer or intern for Radio Phoenix and AzCMF
Volunteers and interns needed for administration, production, programming, music reviews, and all the other tasks it takes to keep Radio Phoenix on the air.
Check out the list of openings available for every interest and skill here.
You are invited to attend the next volunteer orientation meeting:
Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 PM
Radio Phoenix Studio
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 North 3rd Street, Phoenix
(parking lot on north side of building on 3rd Street, just south of Hance park)
At this orientation, you will learn about what community radio is, the mission of Radio Phoenix, organization of AzCMF and Radio Phoenix, volunteer and intern opportunities, and our training tracks to begin your lifetime in radio.
Introductory volunteer and orientation meetings are forty-five minutes long and are the first Wednesday of every month at 7 PM and the third Sunday of every month at 4 PM. We look forward to seeing you.
Studio B Presents:
Exclusive Medea Benjamin Interview, July 31, 2012
Medea Benjamin -- radical activist, feminist, cofounder of Code Pink and Global Exchange, and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, was in town at the end of August to talk about her new book, "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control." She had a chance to stop by Studio B at Radio Phoenix where she was interviewed by Victor Aronow. The discussion ranged from her awakening to activism, through mom and kids in an activist family, to President Obama and her hopes for the future. More on Medea Benjamin and Code Pink HERE.
Progressive Moroccan Journalists Visit Radio Phoenix
Radio Phoenix is becoming a favorite spot for US State Department tours by progressive journalists from around the world. After the visit by the South African delegation a few months ago, we thought that our straight talk about media, money, and monopoly would have made the State Department think twice before sending us more journalists. But on July 2, four progressive journalists from Morocco spent two hours at the studio learning about the realities of American radio, then tried out Mexican food and tequila with Board members.