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Seg. 1: News Of Clay County. Seg. 2: Media Literacy

Segment 1: 2018 has been an interesting year for politics in Clay County.

From a grassroots petition to audit the Clay County government to controversy surrounding a candidate running for Missouri House District 15, we look at meaningful headlines affecting communities north of the river.

  • Amy Neal, Regional News Director for NPG Newspapers in the Northland

Segment 2, beginning at 15:59: Many Americans have polarizing viewpoints on the media. The truth is even more complicated.

On this episode, we explore the newsmaking process, its altruistic purpose and how that changes in reality.

  • Lewis Diuguid, journalist and author
  • Lisa Rodriguez, afternoon newscaster, KCUR 89.3

Lewis Diuguid is hosting a conversation on media literacy at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21 at the Woodneath Library Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit MyMCPL.org.

Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.