Courageous conversations in challenging times

Current has partnered with Greater Public, the Public Media Journalists Association and Public Radio Program Directors on a series of webinars to keep public media people connected during the pandemic. Our webinars have spotlighted how stations have ramped up, reorganized and developed new ways to serve their communities in light of COVID-19. Following the police killing of George Floyd, and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve pivoted to explore diversity, equity and inclusion in public media.

Webinar #8 — The Imperative of Inclusion: Hiring and Retention
August 25
With Doug Mitchell, founder of Next Generation Radio; and Vinnee Tong, Manager Editor, KQED
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Webinar #7 — Diversity & Inclusion: The Leadership Level
August 11
With Ronnie Agnew, Executive Director, Mississippi Public Broadcasting; and Deanna Mackey, Director, Public Television Major Market Group and founder, Public Media Women in Leadership.
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Webinar #6 — The Imperative of Inclusion, Part Two
July 14
With Matt Martinez, Director of Content, KNKX; and Bill Johnson, General Manager, WRTI
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Webinar #5 — The Imperative of Inclusion
June 30
With Ju-Don Marshall, Chief Content Officer, WFAE; and Jordan Lee, Program Director, Radio Milwaukee
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Webinar #4 — Resilience of Revenue
June 16
With Luke Dennis, General Manager, WYSO; and DeLinda Mrowka, Chief Audience Officer, KQED
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Webinar #3 — Connecting Our Community
June 2
With Molly Davis, Assistant General Manager, WFDD; and Kristen Muller, Chief Content Officer, KPCC
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Webinar #2 — Small and Smart Stations Rise to the COVID-19 Crisis
May 20
With Sarah Bohannon, News Director, North State Public Radio; and Tom Michael, General Manager, Boise State Public Radio
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Webinar #1 — All Hands on Deck: Leading Staff During COVID-19
May 6
With Debbie Hiott, General Manager, KUT; and Nico Leone, CEO, KERA
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