Democracy Now!, in Boise


Amy Goodman, who was in Boise last night delivering a speech at the Linen Building to benefit Boise Community Radio, stuck around to film a fascinating show this morning in the studios of Treasure Valley Community Television.

Goodman produces Democracy Now!, an aggressively reported radio and television news show that delves into issues often ignored in the mainstream media. For her show in Boise, Goodman had a timely conversation with Bethine Church, widow of the late Idaho Sen. Frank Church, about the Church Committee, which investigated overreaching by the CIA and FBI in the mid-1970s.

Goodman also spoke with Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center about the rise of right wing extremism in the United States and a recent Homeland Security report that warned of a spike in racist incidents in recent months. She also spoke with a Boise survivor of the 1937 bombing of Guernica, in the Basque Country, on the 72nd anniversary of the strafing.

Watch the entire show here, at citydesk.