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With Arden Walentowski (Producer, Let's Get Civical), Harry Siegel (Co-Host, FAQ NYC), Jenna Spinelle (Producer & Host, Democracy Works), Matisse Bustos-Hawkes (Founder, Otro Lado Communications), Mila Atmos (Exec Producer & Host of Future, Hindsight).
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 07:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Metropolitan Library Council, 599 11th Ave, 8th Fl

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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 & what role individuals & communities can play in that process. And as ever, podcasters are responding to this interest by producing shows that tackle policy & civic engagement in a variety of formats.
Podcasts To The Rescue! An Emerging Medium for Learning About Civics, Government, & the Social Contractwill feature a diverse group of podcast hosts & producers, looking at the ways each podcast engages & informs listeners on how to stay invested in the social contract.
Moderator:Matisse Bustos-Hawkes, Founder at Otro Lado Communications & former Associate Director, Communications & Engagement at WITNESS

Arden Walentowski, producer & co-host of Let's Get Civical, a comedic & 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 & host of Democracy Works an initiative of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State

Mila Atmos, executive producer & host ofFuture 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:

Union Power: Collective Bargaining in Podcasting, April 18th

Who Owns Your Content? A Look at Podcaster Rights, June 6th

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, & cultural heritage nonprofits in New York City & Westchester County. For over 50 years METRO has provided a range of programs & services to its members, including grants, consultative & digital services, collaborative initiatives, & professional development & 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, & 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.

Media Contact
Sarah NguyenPreserve This Podcast | METRO

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