Humanities Festival at Case Western Reserve University examines how 'Discourse' has changed
For the 7th year now, Case Western Reserve University's Humanities Festival aims to examine society's biggest issues, through the lens of one concept.
Past years have used the words 'immigration', 'nature', or 'truth' as jumping off points to facilitate conversation at a variety of events across Northeast Ohio.
The Humanities Festival was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic and remained largely virtual in 2021. That shift in how these conversations and events were executed, helps illustrate the topic for this year's festival.
That topic is 'Discourse'.
Think of how, over the course of the last few years, the pandemic and our growing political and cultural divides, have driven us to interact with each other is such different ways.
Events this year will highlight contentious topics like social status, birth control, and disinformation. Other events will call on everyday citizens to consider racial issues, and how we approach talking about race with one another.
On today's show, we'll engage in some discourse on how discourse is changing.
We'll also highlight some of the events at the Humanities festival, hearing from organizers and speakers.
Later in the hour, a conversation with Wendy Turner, formerly of 89.7 WKSU, about a new project she’s heading up as the coordinator of The Ohio Newsroom. That’s a news state-wide collaborative among many of the public radio and televisions stations across the state.
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- Daniel Goldmark, Interim Director, Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, Case Western Reserve University
- Matt Weinkam, Executive Director, Literary Cleveland
- Adrianne M. Crawford - Fletcher, PhD, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
- Wendy Turner, General Manager, Ohio Public Media services