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Cokie Roberts Talks Politics - September 29, 2010

Cokie Roberts talks politics, kicks off new Town Hall season YAKIMA, Wash. - Radio and TV political analyst Cokie Roberts kicked off the new season of the Town Hall lecture series Wednesday at the Capitol Theatre. Roberts discussed the upcoming midterm elections as well as the recent history of politics that have helped to impact the current climate inside Washington, D.C. She covers the topic regularly for different media outlets and is the author of multiple books on women in American history... Read More »


Cokie Roberts Books Available at Wednesday's Town Hall - September 27, 2010

Town Hall provides the opportunity to purchase books written by our speakers. The following titles will be available at the Cokie Roberts event: We Are Our Mothers' Daighters, Ladies of Liberty, and Founding Mothers. A portion of each sale is returned to Town Hall... Read More »


Cokie Roberts kicks off Town Hall series - September 23, 2010

This year's Yakima Town Hall lecture series gets off to a big start Wednesday with speaker Cokie Roberts, an ABC News reporter and commentator who also serves as an analyst for National Public Radio. Over a decades-long career, she has served as a congressional correspondent, co-hosted a weekly ABC news show and reported on a range of events including the Iran-Contra affair and the 2008 presidential election. She also is a syndicated columnist and author. Having won three Emmys and been inducted... Read More »


Yakima Town Hall prepares for new season - September 08, 2010

YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Town Hall will begin a new season of speakers three weeks from Wednesday at the Capitol Theatre when Cokie Roberts takes the stage. Roberts, a television and radio commentator, is one of four speakers for the 38th season of the series. For almost 40 years, the program has brought timely and popular guests to Yakima to talk about issues that are relevant to the local community as well as around the world. Four times a year, speakers talk to an audience inside the Capitol on... Read More »


Cokie Roberts to Appear on KYVE - June 22, 2010

Catch a preview of our new season and our first speaker, Cokie Roberts, on KYVE TV, July 5 th at 7PM as she discusses her career and the state of journalism today... Read More »


A Good Day to Live - April 19, 2010

Good Day, Kolas-- I'm here getting ready to head into Chi for yet another lecture event. This time I'm only 1/3 of a panel, so the pressure's off. I had the worse week for fitness and health ever. Well, not all week. I had an amazing time in Yakima, WA. Huge crowd at the talk, and a 250 people luncheon. The theater in Yakima is gorgeous and old, and it's haunted. You know what I like. I like haunted buildings. This one's haunted by Shorty the stagehand who committed suicide there in 1938. In the... Read More »


Relax, We'll Be Fine - April 05, 2010

Relax, We'll Be Fine By DAVID BROOKS Published: April 5, 2010 According to recent polls, 60 percent of Americans think the country is heading in the wrong direction. The same percentage believe that the U.S. is in long-term decline. The political system is dysfunctional. A fiscal crisis looks unavoidable. There are plenty of reasons to be gloomy. But if you want to read about them, stop right here. This column is a great luscious orgy of optimism. Because the fact is, despite all the problems, ... Read More »


Next year's Town Hall series lineup announced - April 04, 2010

Next year's Town Hall series lineup announced YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC YAKIMA, Wash. -- Less than two weeks before the end of its 37th annual lecture series, Yakima Town Hall has announced its 2010-11 lineup. Writer Luis Alberto Urrea will close this season's series with his talk on April 14 at the Capitol Theatre. Next season's lineup includes: Sept. 29 - Cokie Roberts has worked for more than four decades as a television and radio journalist. She is a senior news analyst for National Public ... Read More »


Naomi Judd talks about her career, health and how to live life

Naomi Judd talks about her career, health and how to live life - March 17, 2010

YAKIMA, Wash. - Country music singer Naomi Judd spoke at the Capitol Theatre Wednesday about the lessons she's learned on life from her career and health as the latest speaker for the Yakima Town Hall series. Judd was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1990 and she explained that event shaped her current view on life. She says her success has made for extraordinary moments but when she is not working, she lives simply. "You guys have given me that sort of American Express Gold Card in the department ... Read More »


Naomi Judd: A step back for perspective is crucial - March 17, 2010

Naomi Judd: A step back for perspective is crucial BY PAT MUIR YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC YAKIMA, Wash. -- The key to survival for country music star Naomi Judd -- through domestic violence, single mother-hood and life-threatening illness -- was perspective. Judd, who spoke at the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday as part of the 2009-10 Yakima Town Hall lecture series, said she faced each of those challenges by taking a step back from what she called an "ADHD society," paying attention to herself and ... Read More »



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