Phoenix College Liberal Arts Department Fall 2011 Lecture
Links to Home: Reporting On the Southwestern US, Mexico
Central America and Why We Should Care
Guest Lecturer Peter O'Dowd, KJZZ News Director and
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
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
Free and open to the public
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Join us for this free community event!