Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Phoenix College Liberal Arts Department Fall 2011 Lecture

Links to Home: Reporting On the Southwestern US, Mexico and
Central America and Why We Should Care

Guest Lecturer Peter O'Dowd, KJZZ News Director and Reporter

Our neighborhoods are getting more diverse, and our politics are getting more divisive.
Like it or not, it won't be long until Arizona is a minority-majority state. Knowing where we're headed requires a nuanced understanding of our regional history. It also requires an introduction to the people south of our border, who will inevitably risk their lives to come here in the next decade. Reporters at KJZZ's Changing America Desk have spent the past year traveling the US-Mexico border, and deep into Mexico and Guatemala, to explain the
dynamic changes unique to the Southwest. Peter O’Dowd, KJZZ News Director & Reporter, has chronicled these trips into Mexico and Guatemala and will share why they matter to
our community.

KJZZ News Director Peter O'Dowd leads a newsroom that includes reporters in seven bureaus across the Southwestern United States. His work has aired on The BBC, NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, and American Public Media's Marketplace. He has covered technology, the housing bubble and the constant debate over immigration policy that keeps Arizona in the national spotlight. Peter began his radio career
at Wyoming Public Radio. He has a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, a bachelor's from Georgetown University in Washington, DC; and before he picked up journalism, he taught English to schoolchildren in Tokyo, Japan.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Phoenix College Osborn Site - Willo Room (Flower Street & 11th Avenue)

Free and open to the public

For more information:
Call 602.285.7651

Join us for this free community event!

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