Spirited Discussions

Jim Anderson

Join KAWC and StoryCorps as we celebrate the conclusion of the StoryCorps Mobile Booth Stop in Yuma!

WHEN: Thursday, December 19 at 5:30 pm

WHERE: Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S Main St, Yuma, AZ 85364

WHAT: StoryCorps Listening Event and Wrap Up Celebration

5:30-6 pm Reception, with appetizers donated by River City Grill and cash bar, on Terrace outside the Historic Yuma Theatre

6-6:30 pm Join the Conversation

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

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.   

Our next Spirited Discussions forum on Wednesday, April 15 will discuss Healthcare in Yuma: Expanding Options.

Guests

The first 2015 Spirited Discussions forum on Friday, January 30 will discuss JTED (Joint Technical Education District)--What Happens Next?

Guests (subject to change):
Tom Tyree, Yuma County School Superintendent
The Honorable Russ Jones, State Representative
Roger Nelson, JTED Board Chairman
Frank West, GM Desert Proving Ground

Our forum will be moderated by KAWC's Lou Gum.

James Anderson / Jim Anderson Photography

Arizona Edition - KAWC recently kicked off a series of events designed to bring citizens together with the civic leaders and local experts on topics that impact and shape the community. They’re called Spirited Discussions and are hopefully a relaxing and enlightening civic engagement experience for those that attend.

KAWC hopes to conduct Spirited Discussions every couple of months.

The inaugural KAWC Spirited Discussions forum will feature newly elected Mayor of Yuma, Douglas J. Nicholls, at 5 pm on Thursday, February 13, at River City Grill, 600 W 3rd Street.  Mayor Nicholls will be discussing his priorities for the city and his early observations since taking office. 

River City Grill, the host venue for the first Spirited Discussions forum, will have a cash bar available, as well as appetizers, in keeping with the relaxed nature of the event.