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Town Hall series looks forward to next year - April 23, 2009

BY KIM NOWACKI YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima Town Hall Lecture Series closed out its 36th year of "bringing the outside world to Yakima," on Wednesday, but tickets are already on sale for the 2009-10 season. The speakers are: * Sept. 17 -- Well-known political columnist and social commentator David Brooks will present "The Spirit of Our Times." Brooks writes an Op-Ed column in The New York Times and has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard and a contributing ... Read More »


Town Hall Brings The World To Yakima - April 22, 2009

YAKIMA, Wash. - Oprah show correspondent Lisa Ling took the stage at the Capitol Theatre Wednesday morning as the latest speaker for Yakima Town Hall. Ling believes these series offers a forum you cannot find anywhere else. "You really get a chance to have this sort of unadulterated hour with someone who is recounting incredibly diverse and rich stories," she said. "The fact that this community here is so committed to continuing that is so exciting." In the fall of 1972 a group of women, lead... Read More »


TV journalist shares life experiences

TV journalist shares life experiences - April 22, 2009

Lisa Ling discusses her 20-year career during Town Hall lecture BY ALYSSA PATRICK FOR THE YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC YAKIMA, Wash. -- Back in 1994, most Americans had never heard of Afghanistan. A young Lisa Ling stepped into an Afghani airport, five years after Afghan rebels defeated the Soviet Army, and met a group of young boys armed with assault weapons. It was an experience that changed her entire view of the world. Ling was there as a correspondent for an in-school news network called ... Read More »



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