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Earth Day, Hour, Minute now Memory. KRCC’s Democracy Now, Then, Was.

Remember Earth Day? It became Earth Hour, then I think Earth Minute. If there was an Earth Second you and I missed it. With every chance for commemorative environmental actions squeezed out by the newest condensed schedule, the Earth Moment became a void. Now for Earth Day we do nothing. We reflect in acquescence. It's become another holiday, minus the time off, which is not ironic. Our uninterrupted industry on Earth Day is fitting. Earth Day is like Valentine's Day. Happy Earth Day! :) 46383

Democracy How?

Amy Goodman of the program Democracy Now was in Colorado Springs last night (Thursday) speaking to a small group of patrons of KRCC radio crowd which, along with Colorado College the owner of the station, did a royally piss poor job of building the event. Few people were aware of the event taking place and few showed up as a result of that lack of promotion for the show. Corporate pushing KRCC never seemed to have ever wanted to carry Democracy Now in the first place, favoring Mobil-Exon Oil promoted PBS (Corporate Broadcasting System) by far in their huge hours given to push PBS's Democratic Party/ Republican Party ONLY politics nonstop over Colorado airwaves. KRCC is certainly not my idea of what a credible ALTERNATIVE media outlet should be sounding like. How could it be, with Sue Woolsey, wife of the former CIA director and notable Right Winger creep James Woolsey Jr., chairing the board of Colorado College and by extension, KRCC itself? The Woolsey family are big pushers for starting war against Iran. 37209

Slavoj Zizek Not Gaga for Pop

Slovenian philosopher Slovaj Zizek has a cult following like Lady Gaga, but denied this weekend any romantic connection. I write this with tongue in cheek, Slavoj's, because of his comic protestations. Zizek was cajoled by Amy Goodman at Saturday's London Fronline Club event: did he categorically denied the rumor? Zizek said "Absolute denial on everything." But he wasn't dissing Gaga or the notoriety of the mischievous meme, even as he protested: "I didnít even listen to not one of her songs!" The audience ate it up; how total a rejection. Except Zizek continued playfully: "My God, I listen to Schubert and Schumann songs. Sorry, Iím a conservative." And there you have the reigning academic of pop cultural references, who cannot make a point without recalling a movie scene, rejecting not Lady Gaga, but Pop. Obviously Zizek's pop culture isn't yours. 25465

Obama imprisons civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart instead of George Bush

I'll admit to a disquieting feeling of topsy-turvy. Until now I would have advised war resisters to take the brig and let Bush's Democratic successor grant them amnesty. But now a trial for the accused 9/11 conspirators approaches, worrying some that the additional protections of a civilian court might result in the accused might be found not-guilty. To which Attorney General Eric Holder says "Failure is not an option." Hello? And did I hear President Obama correctly --suggesting the 9/11 perpetrators will get the death penalty? I'd be all for it, IF Obama's hangmen were eyeballing the real perps! Instead this administration has taking civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart to prison, and rehiring Bush spokesperson Dana Perino. What in Hope's name is going on? 11756

Amy Goodman looks at Barack Obama

Amy Goodman gives Barack Obama a fair lookover during a discussion with investigative journalist John Pilger in Britain, Columbia University professor and Africa scholar Mahmood Mamdani, Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy in Mexico City, Iraqi analyst Raed Jarrar, Pakistani author Tariq Ali, and Palestinian American Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada. President-Elect Obama and the Future of US Foreign Policy: A Roundtable Discussion The focus is on foreign policy and the conclusions are rather gloomy about what 4 years with Barack as the Great Helmsman in the White House will actually soon begin to look like. 5455

The Shock Doctrine at Colorado College

COLORADO COLLEGE- If you catch Democracy Now on KRCC, you are already up to speed on Naomi Klein's SHOCK DOCTRINE: THE RISE OF DISASTER CAPITALISM. Otherwise you can hear the author of No Logo and Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate at 7:30pm tonight at Armstrong Hall; an uncharacteristically critical voice among CC's usual lineup of neoliberal panderers.

Amy Goodman fliers for distribution

Help spread the word that journalist Amy Goodman will be making an appearance on Sunday 3pm. This is an opportunity to ask KRCC to give her show DEMOCRACY NOW a morning or afternoon drive time slot.

KRCC promoting Amy Goodman and DN!

Most radio listeners are in their cars. That AM stations retain their clout is because for the longest time most cars could only receive the AM signal. Older established technologies present critical links not just older generations but to lower socio-economic populations.

Democracy Now host to visit Springs

DEMOCRACY NOW (7-8pm weekdays on KRCC) radio news reporter Amy Goodman will be in Colorado Springs on SUNDAY April 20 AT 3:00PM between appearances in Salida and Denver. No word yet as to the local venue or arrangements. Call KRCC or stay posted!

Democracy Now on KRCC

This week the Pacifica news program Democracy Now was added to the KRCC lineup on weekdays at 7pm. After listening this week when I could, I came away thinking: for the Colorado Springs community, the sudden juxtaposition of Democracy Now to the regular NPR and BBC-lite news programming has got to be turning some heads. Local critics had anticipated that Democracy Now would perseverate on only the bad and the ugly, but this inaugural week proved very much the opposite. 951

We come to you on our knees

I joked that the distance was so short from Camp Casey to the Colorado College administration office, we could do it on our knees. Sooner than think it through, we did it.

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