Spirited Discussions

KAWC is pleased to host Spirited Discussions, a civic engagement event moderated by KAWC News Director Lou Gum, offering the public the chance to have a conversation about topics of interest to our community.

Designed to bring policy makers and experts together with the public in an informal setting, the events will last approximately two hours.  The first half hour will be a social meet & greet, followed by a fifty minute to one hour featured guest presentation and a moderated question and answer period.  The evening will conclude with a half hour social wrap up and a casual good night.

For more information, or to suggest a topic, call us at (928) 344-7690 or email news@kawc.org. To offer to host a Spirited Discussion event, please email support@kawc.org.

The first issue of Arizona Highways magazine was published in April, 1925. In this presentation, former publisher Win Holden will share the fascinating story of how a brochure produced by the Arizona Highway Department evolved into one of the most respected and revered publications in the world. With annual economic impact of over $65 million, Arizona Highways reaches all 50 states and over 100 countries around the world. But the journey has been anything but uneventful.

It has been a tough time for media outlets over the last few years, as charges of media bias and “fake news” have taken a toll on the public’s trust in reporting.  

Mandalit del Barco
Mark Finkenstaedt

KAWC is pleased to host Mandalit del Barco, Correspondent, National Desk, NPR West, for our next Spirited Discussion!  Del Barco will provide a commentary on the evolution of her reporting in arts, culture and other topics with NPR.

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm; program to begin at 6 pm

Where: River City Grill

600 W 3rd St, Yuma, AZ 85364

Cost: FREE

When the nation's communities at large think about science, they don't always think of Arizona. The Arizona Science Desk, a two year collaboration among the Arizona NPR stations, sought to change that, by raising the statewide and national profile of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) news in Arizona. 

Alexis Knapp

KAWC is pleased to host author and Arizona Science Desk Reporter, Melissa Sevigny for our next Spirited Discussion!  Sevigny will read from her book, Mythical River, and discuss with attendees pertinent issues that it raises.  Mythical River explores the history of the Colorado River Basin, including the science and policies that are integral to the current state of water in the West.   

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