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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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Conversation Corps meetings start today
Conversation Corps, a program of facilitated dialogue on important community issues, has announced six months of topics for which the City of Austin, Capital Metro and Austin Independent School District will be seeking public input. Each round of conversations will begin the second Monday of the month at various times and locations throughout the city. Every month, groups will meet all around town for facilitated dialogue, discussing the same “issue of the month” from one of the three partner agencies. Conversations will take place in a variety of venues — schools, houses of worship, community centers, coffee shops and restaurants — and will last about an hour. The next round of conversations begins today. This month, the City of Austin, Capital Metro and AISD are seeking input about budget priorities. For a complete list of dates and topics for meetings, go here.
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