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CAT TV – Crowdsource Funding

Crowdsource Funding
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker:
Gene Gerke, president of Gerke & Associates
and Moderator
Jim Robertson, managing editor, Columbia Daily Tribune

Mr. Gerke’s recent work has included financing of entrepreneurial and start-up operations through Angel Investing and Crowdfunding sources.

The show airs live at 7:00 p.m. on April 12. The program will be available on our website or at The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. CAT TV can be found on Mediacom 85, Charter Communications 983, and CentruyTelPrism 98.

Civics Education Forum

“Civics Education for 21st Century America: What do students need to know?
Columbia Public Library
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30 p.m.)

Panel Members:
Dr. Susan Adler
Professor Emerita, UMKC and Past President of the Council for the Social Studies

Nicholas Kremer
Social Studies and Language Arts Coordinator, Columbia Public Schools

Terry Schlemeier
Retired Consultant, Terry Schlemeier & Associates

According to historians, preparing citizens was a central purpose of the earliest American public schools. Our society and the education system have become more complex since then. But isn’t citizenship education still important? This panel discussion will look at how public schools today prepare students as citizens and voters, the state of civic education, and directions for the future in a digital era.

The forum is cosponsored by the LWV, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Council for the Humanities and AAUW-Columbia Branch.

Lunch & Learn: Status of Women in Missouri

What is the Status of Women in Missouri?
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
HyVee (Conley Rd., near Sam’s)

Guest Speaker:
Emily Johnson
Institute for Public Policy
University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs

We will commemorate Women’s History Month with a program on a recently released report on the status of women in Missouri.
This event is free and open to the public. Although lunch is not provided, attendees can bring their own or purchase lunch in the store.



Two Events: Candidate Forum and Messaging Workshop

Two Upcoming Events
Candidate Forum
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Columbia City Council – Ward 1
Pat Kelley, Clyde Ruffin, and Andrew Hutchinson

Columbia City Council – Ward 5
Art Jago and Matt Pitzer

Columbia School Board
Helen Wade, Paul Cushing, Jonathan Sessions and Robin Dianics

Boone Hospital Board of Trustees,
1-year term — Taylor Burkes, Rick Shanker, and Bob Wagner
5-year term  — Randy Morrow and Gordon Christiansen

   David Lile of KFRU will moderate this forum which is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will be broadcast live on KFRU radio.



Workshop on Crafting Your Message to Elected Officials

       The League of Women Voters will present a workshop entitled “Crafting Your Message to Elected Officials” on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library Friends Room. Guest presenters will provide information on how to contact elected officials at the national, state and local levels. The Columbia Public Library is a cosponsor of this event. Registration is required; call the library at 443-3161 to register.