Thu November 1, 2012
inTune Station Blog

From the Desk of President Neil Best: November 2012

Earlier I updated you on the development of KUNC’s strategic plan. You will recall a key initiative involves greater community participation. Today I am writing with invitations.

We have scheduled two events for November. Our first event is a cosponsored event with our colleagues at RMPBS featuring the screening of the film project URBAN REZSecond, KUNC invites you to participate in the National Day of Listening at the KUNC studios Friday, November 23.

URBAN REZ is the latest film project from Rocky Mountain PBS that explores the history and modern day effects of the 1950’s Relocation policies that encouraged American Indians to leave their homelands and relocate to urban areas across the country, including Denver

This one-of-a-kind tapestry of historical reflection mixed with modern-day analysis captures a wide variety of stories, voices and experiences that make the American Indian Relocation experience relevant in today’s World.

You can RSVP online, we look forward to seeing you there.

Our second event is the National Day of Listening, which last year led to some dramatic stories produced with our very own Ryan Thompson. The National Day of Listening is an unofficial holiday where you are encouraged to set aside time and record the stories of your family. KUNC will once again make our studios available to you so that you can document and archive these important family moments.

We will have times available on November 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. To reserve a half hour time slot, you can signup online. If you have any questions you can call the station Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Finally, as you read the news that KUNC reporter Kirk Siegler has accepted a national reporting position with NPR I ask you to join all of us at the station in wishing Kirk the very best of luck. During his time at KUNC he has added greatly to the quality of reporting you have come to expect from us. We are heartened that we will continue to hear Kirk’s reporting on KUNC, albeit from a new and exciting position.

Warm Regards,

President & CEO

PS: Your thoughts and comments are always welcome below...