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Center for Community Media
Polarization Conversation Series: Broadcasters Serving Rural Communities Facing Right-Wing Extremism
Wednesday, February 24, 2021: 12:30-1:30 pm EST

Jessica Evett (@jessicaevett), General Manager, Radio Boise KRBX (Boise, ID)
Sally Kane, CEO, NFCB & former General Manager, KVNF (Paonia, CO)
Joseph Orozco, Station Manager, KIDE (Hoopa Valley Tribe)

Kavitha Rajagopalan (@kxraja), Community Engagement Manager, CCM

This conversation, the final of three this February, will take place between three community radio broadcasters serving communities in rural areas, in the mountains of Colorado, in and around Boise, Idaho, and on the sovereign lands of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in southern California. How can community radio elevate and give voice to communities that have been historically misrepresented in commercial media and pop culture? What unique tools do broadcasters have for conveying accurate information and cutting through divisions in areas with few news sources, rampant disinformation, and mistrust in the media? How can station managers protect vulnerable community members and staff in the face of militant right-wing extremism?

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The CCM Polarization Conversation Series centers both the perspectives and the expertise of publishers who serve communities that have been navigating political polarization, white nationalism, and right-wing extremism for many decades. These conversations are a first step toward shifting the way polarization is understood and defined, and elevating the knowledge and insight of publishers serving communities most impacted by the polarization crisis.

Feb 24, 2021 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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