NPR Nation Engaged: A Pre-Inauguration Conversation
January 11 Events
Capital Public Radio Community Room
Capital Public Radio's Beth Ruyak and NPR's Sam Sanders
Duke University, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy
Adam Hochberg with NPR's Asma Khalid
Geary Studio, Houston Public Media
Houston Public Media's Edel Howlin with NPR's Sara McCammon
Colectivo - The Back Room
WUWM's Mitch Teich and WPR's Kyla Calvert Mason with NPR's Don Gonyea. Register for free tickets.
Live events Jan. 11 at Capital Public Radio, WUNC, Houston Public Media, Milwaukee Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio
Dec. 27, 2016 – Leading up to the election, NPR and its Member stations worked together to encourage national conversations about important questions facing the nation. Now, on the eve of the Inauguration of a new President, it's time to build on those conversations and take the reporting series A Nation Engaged into communities across the country—starting with four regions that represent political and geographic diversity: California, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin.
"As we begin this important new phase in our country's history, we believe that it's important to keep the conversation going among our audience, as well as with people who may not regularly be part of our audience," said Michael Oreskes, NPR's Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director. "Public radio — with its national reach and local roots — is as well positioned as any media organization to make this happen."
On Wednesday January 11, Capital Public Radio (California), WUNC (North Carolina), Houston Public Media, Wisconsin Public Radio and Milwaukee Public Radio, will hold live town hall events to explore where America goes from here as the new President is set to be inaugurated. These community events will bring together people from across the electorate to address this question: What do you want the new President to know about you or your community as he takes office?
Each event will be co-hosted by an NPR reporter who covered the 2016 presidential campaign: Sam Sanders in California, Asma Khalid in North Carolina, Sarah McCammon in Texas, and Don Gonyea in Wisconsin. Then the week of January 16, WBUR's On Point will host a live national call-in program around the same question that builds on the community events hosted the prior week by including guests or tape from those events on its national call-in show.
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