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599 11th Ave

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Millions of Americans cast ballots in the 2018 Midterm Elections, but participation in our democracy was already on an upswing since Donald Trump won the Presidential Election in 2016. While 7 in 10 Americans report feeling generally negative about what is going on in the country today, Americans are also more hopeful about solving problems. This hopefulness may account for the increased interest in how our government works and what role individuals and communities can play in that process. And as ever, podcasters are responding to this interest by producing shows that tackle policy and civic engagement in a variety of formats.

Podcasts To The Rescue! An Emerging Medium for Learning About Civics, Government, and the Social Contract will feature a diverse group of podcast hosts and producers, looking at the ways each podcast engages and informs listeners on how to stay invested in the social contract.

Moderator: Matisse Bustos-Hawkes, Founder at Otro Lado Communications and former Associate Director, Communications & Engagement at WITNESS

Panelists:

  • Arden Walentowski, producer and co-host of Let’s Get Civical, a comedic and irreverent take on how our government works

  • Harry Siegel, co-host of FAQ NYC, a weekly dive into the big questions about New York City produced by Alex Brook Lynn

  • Jenna Spinelle, producer and host of Democracy Works an initiative of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State

  • Mila Atmos, executive producer and host of Future Hindsight, where civic engagement meets civil discourse


Panel discussions will take place 599 11th Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003. The event is free but space is limited.

Other panels in this series include:


About The Metropolitan New York Library Council

Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a non-profit member services organization serving more than 260 libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage nonprofits in New York City and Westchester County. For over 50 years METRO has provided a range of programs and services to its members, including grants, consultative and digital services, collaborative initiatives, and professional development and training.


About Preserve This Podcast

Preserve This Podcast is a campaign to protect podcasts against the threats of digital decay. The Preserve This Podcast zine, podcast, and traveling workshops promote affordable, easy-to-implement archival techniques for digital audio preservation. It is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, hosted by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) through January 2020.


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Sarah Nguyen
Preserve This Podcast | METRO 599
snguyen@metro.org



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