WKSU Presents Community Conversations in Independence
On Thursday, Jan. 28, from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., WKSU presents the second of its Community Conversations series at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence. The event is free with registration available at www.WKSU.org. Community Conversations invite people throughout Northeast Ohio to gather for an open forum to discover the issues they feel are most important to them and the region at large.
“WKSU broadcasts to 22 counties,” says Mark Syroney, WKSU senior director for external affairs. “For the station to best serve listeners and their communities, we want to talk to as many people as we can and hear their concerns first hand.”
In Independence, WKSU News Director Andrew Meyer and Cleveland-based reporter Kevin Niedermier will take an active role in the discussion, describing WKSU’s typical news day and answering questions from the attendees. Each WKSU Community Conversations’ event will feature different members from the WKSU news and programming staff.
WKSU Community Conversations launched successfully in Stark County. Future events will take place on March 2 at the Akron Art Museum (with “Morning Edition” host Amanda Rabinowitz, Meyer and Program Director Ele Ellis), April 7 at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, April 28 at Kent State University at Geauga, May 26 at Kent State University at Salem and June 29 at the Kent State Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, with other events to be announced throughout the year. Information on current events and results from WKSU Community Conversations that have taken place are available online at www.WKSU.org and www.facebook.com/WKSUcommunity. If people are unable to register online, they can call 330-346-5670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.