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Conversations on Civility with Jim Leach

June 16, 2010


Watch Iowa  The first Conversations on Civility  program features former Iowa Congressman Jim Leach, who currently serves as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Leach will speak about the importance of civil discourse as part of the “Better Together: Creating Community Through Civility” speaker series sponsored by Character Counts in Iowa, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Drake University, and the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa.

            Chairman Leach’s remarks – part of his 50-state push for increased civility – will be streamed live at www.iptv.org on Friday, June 18 at 11:45 a.m. Host Paul Yeager will also interview Leach as part of the program, which can be seen again Friday at 9:30 p.m. on statewide Iowa Public Television. For more information contact Jennifer Konfrst at 515-242-3146.

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For immediate release:
June 16, 2010

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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