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Thursdays with KUOW

Public meetings with KUOW journalists on the stories shaping our city.

Thursdays starting July 18 at the University Book Store. See schedule and discussion topics below.

An NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll found that 68 percent of Americans do not have much confidence or any at all in the press. Additionally, according to a Pew Research Center poll, 83 percent of people in the Seattle area say they have never spoken with a local journalist.

In an effort to counteract the erosion of trust in media, deepen the public’s understanding of journalism and ensure our community's voices are reflected in our reporting, KUOW invites you to a series of free public presentations and conversations with KUOW reporters. At each meeting, the journalist will talk about their work, answer your questions about the journalistic process and hear from you on what topics and stories are important to you and your community.

All meetings are free and open to the public. Click "RSVP" for more details and to let us know you're coming.


July 18

Topic : The History of Public Radio

KUOW Journalist: Ross Reynolds, Executive Producer of Community Engagement

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July 25

Topic: How We Choose News

KUOW Journalist: Jill Jackson, KUOW News Director

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August 1

Topic: Getting Out of Our Corners: Seeking Dialogue in an Age of Tribalism

KUOW Journalist: Amy Radil, Politics Reporter

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August 8

Hot topic: Covering Climate Change

KUOW Journalist: John Ryan, Environment Reporter

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August 15

Topic: Youth and Guns

KUOW Journalist: Patricia Murphy (Public Health and Justice Reporter) with Will Jimerson

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August 22

Topic: Reporting on Homelessness in Seattle/King County

KUOW Journalist: Kate Walters, Homelessness Reporter

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August 29

Topic: The Challenges Of Reporting On Vaccines

KUOW Journalist: Isolde Raftery, Managing Online Editor

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September 4 (note - Weds instead of Thursday)

Topic: Our Food, Our Stories

KUOW Journalist: Ruby de Luna, Food and Culture Reporter

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September 12

Topic: The 94 Decisions That go Into a Podcast Episode

KUOW Journalist: Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, SoundQs Reporter

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