There is a small army in this country whose members devote an hour a day to journalist Amy Goodman, longtime host of the public radio show Democracy Now! Even the staunchest Republican would be initially drawn in by her friendly lilt until he hears the fightin words of one of the liberal lefts foremost standard-bearers. Now she and her brother, award-winning journalist David Goodman, have penned Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times, an homage to, well, people like them: the leftists and liberals who have railed against the policies of the Bush administration. Today, theyll sign and discuss the book. Get there at 6:45 p.m., and you can hear folk guitarist David Massengill before everyone starts fawning over the woman The Nation once called a human megaphone for the collective progressive unconscious. 7:30 p.m. Pavilion Royale Event Center, 5800 Airline Drive. For information, call 713-526-4000 or visit tour.democracynow.org. $15 to $20.
Thu., April 17, 6:30 p.m., 2008