This Week on TV: Amy Goodman visits Cambridge

This Week on TV: Amy Goodman visits Cambridge

On May 10 Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman joined Cambridge Forum on her speaking tour across the US

  • Posted on: 30 May 2016
  • By: lily

The tour celebrates Goodman's 20 years of the daily, independent, global TV/Radio news hour

It also marks the release of her most recent book, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America. Amy and her brother David Goodman, co-author of the book, talked about the most pressing issues facing our democracy today, including the 2016 presidential election, and reflected on the past twenty years of covering the heroes at the forefront of movements for change in America. Coverage of the event will play this week on Channel 8. Watch Changing America: 20 Years of Democracy Now! this Monday May 30, Wednesday June 1, and Thursday June 2 at 5pm. And, Friday June 3 and Saturday June 4 at 12am.

You can also watch Democracy Now! Monday through Friday on Channel 9 – live daily broadcasts play at 8am; they repeat at 12pm and again at 9pm.

Saturday June 4 is River Fest 2016

The 2016 Cambridge Arts River Festival will be sited on the East Cambridge waterfront along Cambridge Parkway between Edwin H. Land Boulevard and the Lechmere Canal, 11am-6pm. Programs celebrating our Charles River will play this weekend on Channel 9. Here is a list of some of what you can look forward to.

River Stories with Tom Ashbrook: To celebrate its 15th anniversary, the Charles River Conservancy produced River Stories, a treasury of poems, stories, artworks, maps and quotations, where authors talked about the Charles River and ideas to improve it. The discussion took place December 10 at Google in Cambridge, hosted by Tom Ashbrook. Friday June 3 6:40pm, Saturday June 4 at 12:30pm, and Sunday June 5 at 2:30pm.

Renaissance on the Cambridge Side of the Charles: Cambridge's parks along the Charles have undergone beautiful transformation over the past few years. Sit in on this talk hosted by the Magazine Beach Committee at the Cambridge Public Library about North Point Park's skatepark and Magazine Beach and Greenborough Boulevard, to catch a glimpse at some of the process. Saturday at 1:45pm.

North Point Park's Skatepark Opening: The Lynch Family Skatepark opened on Saturday, November 14th with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. The project was spearheaded by the non-profit Charles River Conservancy, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) along with major funding support from the Lynch Foundation, the Vans Company and hundreds more. Master of Ceremonies and skateboarding pro Andy MacDonald hosted the event with speakers including Mayor of Boston Martin Walsh, Vans Vice President of Events Steve Van Doren, Peter Lynch, Conservancy President Renata von Tscharner, Senator Sal DiDomenico and State Representative Tim Toomey. Also on hand for the opening were professional skateboarders, Tony Alva and Ray Barbee. Saturday June 4 at 3:30pm and Sunday June 5 at 1:45pm.

Short documentaries -- on the Charles River White Geese, the Weeks Footbridge, the river's problems with pollution, and the first Charles River Community Swim of the current era -- starting at 4:15pm on Saturday.

Revels River Sings: Every year on the Autumnul Equinox, the Revels River Sing says goodbye to summer and welcomes in the fall. The 2015 and 2008 festivities will play Saturday at 4:30pm; the River Sings of 2010 and 2009 will play Sunday at 10pm.

StoryStream at River Fest 2015: StoryStream is a collaboration between many Cambridge city agencies and individuals, with the goal to connect all the people of Cambridge with the joy and power of listening to and telling stories. StoryStream runs each year throughout River Fest. Watch last year's -- on Saturday, starting at 5:20pm.

Last but not least, take a ride in the way back machine, to River Fest 1997, on Friday at 8pm, or to River Fest 1990, just before 11pm on Saturday.


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In honor of Memorial Day, the following programs

Insights: Memorial Day For Peace: A non-traditional Memorial Day celebration to commemorate all those victimized by war, put on by the Veterans for Peace at Christopher Columbus Park in downtown Boston, Memorial Day 2012. On Channel 8 Sunday May 29 at 12am and again at 11am, and Monday May 30 at 9:30am. Also on Channel 96 Saturday May 29 at 9pm.

A concert by Cambridge Community Chorus given on Memorial Day 2008, in honor of retired Music Director William E. Thomas. On Channel 8 Sunday May 29 at 1:30am and again at 12:30pm, and on Monday May 30 at 8am. Also on Channel 96 Saturday May 29 at 10:30pm.

Basic Training: A Night of Art, Music and Poetry: On the night before Memorial Day 2009, four old friends (two artists, a poet, and a musician) came together at the Highland Kitchen in Somerville to create an event to commemorate the holiday. On Channel 8 Saturday May 29 at 3am and 2pm, and Monday May 30 at 9:30pm. Also on Channel 96 Saturday May 29 at 9am, and Monday May 30 at 12am and 8am.

A short video of the West Cambridge Memorial Parade of 2012 will also play between programs.