How have newspapers, radio, television and the Internet impacted the quality and type of messages people throughout the United States receive? How has communication between politicians and the electorate evolved from Colonial America to modern times? How does our current media climate benefit and harm the current course of politics? These questions and more will be addressed in a discussion between Taylor Tiraterra and community members who participate in Sierra College Insights in Truckeeon Friday, October 11. Sierra College Insights is open to interested teens and adults.
Tiraterra, a well-regarded and especially well-liked instructor at Sierra College, promises to enlighten the conversation by pointing out the attributes required of politicians during colonial America when voter turnout hovered between 70 and 80 percent. He will also delve into the influence newspaper and radio have had on American politics and share the voices of past presidents of the United States as well as a possible video clip from the Kennedy and Nixon debate. Tiraterra, who holds a Masters degree with an emphasis in American History from Sacramento State, prides himself on having an appreciation for differing viewpoints of historical events.
“Tiraterra offers teens and adults the chance to gain insights and perspective on a topic many of us do not regularly discuss. Whether you are or are not well-versed in American media and politics, our October program will engage participants in a fascinating and memorable evening discussion,” says Dr. Kim Bateman, Executive Dean of Sierra College, Tahoe-Tahoe.
Sierra College Insights offers participants a moderated and respectful environment. There is no cost to attend and it is an alcohol free event. Call (530) 550-2290 with your name, the number of people in your party and phone number. Space is limited to 60 attendees. For the most up to date information about campus happenings, visit www.facebook.com/SierraCollegeTahoeTruckee.
IF YOU GO
A Brief History of the Media: Effects on American Politics and Society facilitated by Taylor Tiraterra, Sierra College History Instructor
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 11 - 6:30 p.m. refreshments, 7 to 8:15 p.m. program
WHERE:Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee, 11001 College Trail, Truckee
INFO: Call (530) 550-2290 to reserve a space. Donations are welcome