More and more of our shared experiences take place in the digital realm, as opposed to in person. So what impact does this have for our overall sense of community? And how might it change the way we go about life in cities and towns?
Toni Messina, civic relations manager, City of Columbia
Tyten Teegarden, mobile application developer
Rich Harwood, founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation (joining the program by phone)
We hear from the author of a new book that retraces the route William Least Heat-Moon took in his bestselling book, Blue Highways. But first, a conversation with MU Provost Brian Foster about the latest developments concerning the University of Missouri Press. Hosted by Rehman Tungekar.
Brian Foster, provost, University of Missouri-Columbia
Ed Ailor III, author, "Blue Highways Revisited:
William Least Heat-Moon, author, "Blue Highways"
From 2001 to 2008, painter Billyo O’Donnell traveled across the Show-Me State to capture scenes from each of Missouri's 114 counties and the city of St. Louis. Meanwhile, writer Karen Glines compiled essays about each county to accompany the artwork. Since being published in a coffee-table book titled "Painting Missouri" in 2008, the paintings have toured the state and are back on display this month in Columbia. We hear from the duo about what went into their effort, what they saw along the way, and how people have responded to the work.
Karen Glines, author and former arts and culture writer for AOL in St. Louis
Billyo O'Donnell, landscape painter
This program is part of Innovation Week at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.How do political campaigns drum up support? How do marketers increase brand loyalty? And how do community organizers bring people together? In this public discussion on community engagement, our panel of experts -- and our live audience -- talk about what real engagement looks like as we explore some of the tools that organizations are using to connect individuals and foster a sense of community.
Being a parent can be difficult enough, but with the advent of social media and new technology, it can at times feel overwhelming. We talk to a panel of experts about how modern technology can make parenting even more of a challenge.
Bradd Anderson, Missouri 4-H youth development specialist
Meg Ladd, ParentLink program manager
Jen Reeves, associate professor, Missouri School of Journalism
Scott Steinberg, author of "The Modern Parents Guidebook to Kids and Video Games" (joining the program by phone)
True/False Film Fest. In advance of the festivities, our guests explain what it's like to make a movie here in Missouri. We also talk about the rising importance of film within Columbia's cultural landscape and find out how likely it may be that Columbia could become a birthplace for important cinematic works. In the final segment of the program, True/False co-director David Wilson talks about some of the noteworthy films chosen for inclusion in this year's festival.Filmmakers and film fans are preparing to crowd the streets of downtown Columbia this week with start of the
Polina Malikin, filmmaker and education/outreach coordinator for the True/False Film Fest
David Wilson, True/False co-founder