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In the News: Current Events Discussion Group

Join us for an engaging series of discussions about current events and important topics.  The discussion group will meet every other week on Sunday afternoons, beginning on June 4 and ending on August 13.  Registration is required for this series.  During the first hour of each session, the discussion will focus on the week’s most important news stories. In the second hour, the group will discuss brief readings covering two timely topics each week. The reading assignments will be emailed by the facilitators, Andrea and Jay Baugher.  Articles will come from sources such as The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, the Internet, or any source the group members are interested in introducing.  

Participants are encouraged to bring additional resources for the class to consider. Discussions will stress the facts of the event, how the event can be interpreted by different interest groups, and the significance of the event. Current events will be examined from a variety of fields: government policy, health, science and technology, culture and the arts, communications and media, law, politics, diplomacy, economics, business and entertainment.

Facilitator Andrea Baugher worked for Colorado state government in a number of policy and management positions; Jay Baugher is a retired businessman who has studied and enjoys discussing public policy. They have been leading current events discussion groups for the past six years at the University of Denver.

Registration is required for this discussion series.  Please call the library at 303-795-3961 with any questions.

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