The national non-profit StoryCorps is partnering with local media sources to facilitate conversations between those with completely different political leanings.
The goal is to see if people can bridge gaps through facilitated discussion.
KUNR and Noticerio Móvil are partnering to bring people together for what they are calling “one small step conversations.”
“The goal is not to increase divisions but to create unity, to find common ground in our differences,” said Claudia Cruz, Noticerio Móvil’s managing editor. “We are trying … to create dialog because without dialog we may not move forward as a society.”
Spanish and English language speakers are encouraged to participate in the program.
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor, and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011, where he completed a dissertation on social media, journalism and crisis communications. In addition to managing This Is Reno, he holds a part-time appointment for the Mineral County University of Nevada Extension office.