As a member of the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council, I’m happy to report that the organization is co-sponsoring a mayoral debate next Tuesday evening:
On this coming Tuesday, WIS TV and CRC will co-host a debate among the three candidates for mayor of Columbia; Moe Baddourah, Steve Benjamin, and Larry Sypolt. The event will be televised live from WIS studios….Listed below are the specifics of the event:
Moderators: WIS TV news anchors Judi Gatson and Ben Hoover.
Location: WIS-TV Studio, 1111 Bull Street
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Time: 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Note that I had nothing to do with setting this up. This is actually the first I’ve heard of it. But I thought I should disclose the connection.
The council has been working lately to become a sort of convener of civil conversations in the community. We had that forum last year about the penny sales tax referendum, then another this year about strong-mayor (which I missed because of a conflict). The council is scrupulously careful to make these programs as neutral and as informative as possible. Watch and see how you think we’re doing.