btsbKCSB-FM and The Santa Barbara Channels present popular journalist Amy Goodman, host of the daily international radio and TV news show Democracy Now!, who will speak about her new book, Breaking the Sound Barrier, on Wednesday, November 18, 630 pm, at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Amy will be introduced by Denis Moynihan — the book’s editor, DN!‘s former outreach director, and current CEO of Free Speech TV.

Tickets are $10 general, $7 students and can be purchased in advance at the Associated Students Ticket Office at the UCSB University Center, by phone at (805) 893-2064, at The Santa Barbara Channels TV facility at 7000 Hollister Ave., or at Campbell Hall just prior to the event. Doors open at 6pm, and the event starts at 630.

Investigative reporter, author, columnist, and DN! host Amy Goodman has received numerous awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, the George Polk Award, and the Armstrong Award. At Campbell Hall, she will discuss her new book, which raises issues about the corporate media’s lies, sound-bites, and silence in a wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects, the “experts” who, in Goodman’s words, “know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong,” this accessible, lively collection allows the voices the corporate media exclude and ignore to be heard loud and clear. From community organizers in New Orleans, to the courageous American soldiers who’ve said “No” to Washington’s wars, to the victims of torture and police violence, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out.

Written with all of the fierce intelligence and passion for truth that millions have come to expect from Amy Goodman, Breaking the Sound Barrier is, in Arianna Huffington’s words, “crusading journalism at its best.”

“You can learn more of the truth about Washington and the world from one week of Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! than from a month of Sunday morning talk shows. Make that a year of Sunday morning talk shows. That’s because Amy, as you will discover on every page of this book, knows the critical question for journalists is how close they are to the truth, not how close they are to power.”—From the Foreword by Bill Moyers.

Democracy Now! is the largest community media collaboration in the country, and is carried on 650 radio and TV stations globally. It airs weekdays at 4 pm on both The SB Channels, Channel 17 and on KCSB.

The Santa Barbara Channels is the nonprofit that operates both Public Access Channel 17 and Educational Access Channel 21. Their mission is to provide citizens with access to television and other electronic media resources in order to facilitate public dialogue, free speech and participatory democracy; foster local creativity, education and culture; and reflect our diverse community. Those who want to support The SB Channels can purchase an annual membership ($50, $25 students) at the event and receive a free DVD of the evening’s program.